Dear MPA mothers and fathers,
As the title of my thread says, I've been wondering whether all the sacrifices connected to bringing children into this world are worth it and would like to hear your honest opinions about all that.
As I understand children come with a loss of control, a negative financial impact, inflexibility, a burden on your relationship to your partner, body issues, less time, no guarantee to have a supportive relationship in adult years etc. Most of the parents I know personally are exhausted all the time and seemed happier pre-birth. Some current issues such as climate change, rising costs for living and education, riots etc. don't make it inviting to bear children either.
Please don't take my honest questions as criticism as they're clearly not. I've really just been honestly thinking about these questions, also because I used to want to have children pretty badly up until the start of the pandemic. Now I seem to be way more cautious with this wish and would be ok with it if it didn't happen, I guess. I don't know...
I'd highly value your honest opinions.