Before my husband and I married, we discussed kids, and, although he admitted hed never had an overwhelming desire to have any, he knew how much it meant to me and agreed that one would be OK. Fine. Except that every time it comes up, he gets panicky and finds another reason to put it off. Im 34, hes 40, so its a somewhat limited window. Hes utterly convinced that once we have a baby, our lives will end. We will be impoverished, never travel again, etc. Which is ridiculous we are OK financially, and have lots of family nearby to help out. Unfortunately, our friends with kids dont help. They love to complain that they never have sex anymore, they are always broke, they never get any sleep. Why dont people ever talk about the wonderful stuff? If its so awful, why do most of them have more than one kid? And what can I do to reassure my poor husband it will all be OK?
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