The path to being a Childfree Woman is not always direct. If you're in the process of deciding to have children or not, you can experience a sense of "outsiderness" from your friends and family. It can be difficult to find a safe place to explore your personal journey toward or away from motherhood. In the above segment from KATU's Afternoon Live, I talk about some of the possible experiences women encounter as they make this choice. Below, you'll find some possible ways to support you on your journey.
Connect with at least one person who is genuinely neutral about your choice – be it a dear friend, family member or a trusted therapist.
Journal about feelings you experience when you imagine yourself on both paths.
Consider what you want your life to look like in 5, 10, 15 years.
Talk to a woman who has chosen not to have children.
Most importantly, trust yourself!!!