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Guys ready to be dads but your wife/girlfriend isn’t. How are you holding up?

Guys ready to be dads but your wife/girlfriend isn’t. How are you holding up?

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  1. Wife adamantly told me that kids weren’t in our future, and started screaming whenever any mention of the word “child” was made by me or family/parents. So I stopped on that front and I eventually accepted and learned to live with that fact. Now the shoe is on the other foot and she’s not taking it well….

  2. I got to this point with my ex. We’d been dating three years and I got a good career starting job and was ready to tie the knot and put having kids on the calendar (granted still a couple years down the road) and she wasn’t ready for that. After working it out, we decided what we wanted wasn’t going to match and went out separate ways.

    12 years later, I’m married with a kid. She’s very happily living in a kinda crazy career, but she’s doing cool stuff with cool people. We see each other a couple times a year when she comes through town and my kid considers her his Aunt. We both got what we wanted.

  3. I’m not exactly sure how ready she is to have a kid gosh i remember crying on the bathroom floor like a movie scene with a pregnancy test. positive. luckily however it only said that cause she peed on it too much. Ive wanted kids since the moment i almost had one but i guess that same moment scared her into never wanting kids.

  4. Were getting by. Working on things. For clarity we have 2 children but the missus isnt seemingly cut out for parenting. I have hope she can get better and am commited to helping her do so but at a certain point i hope ill have the will power to leave her for the bettetment of our children.

    Prettt depressing stuff to type out.

  5. I think I’d be ready for them now, but my wife would want to wait a few years. We’re 5 years apart, so that pretty much explains the split. We’ve had extensive conversations about it and we’re both ok to wait a few years.

    We’re not in a position financially to have kids, and our house doesn’t have room for them.

    C’est la vie.

  6. Of course guys who want to be dads (in comparison with women who want to be mothers) are usually more excited. They are not the ones who get pregnant, have to be breastfeeding nor do the bulk of childrearing.

    Under those conditions, anyone is nearly almost ready to be a parent 🤦🏻‍♀️.

    ###EDIT: If any of you dudes feel so desperate to have children but your partners are reluctant to have them, finish the relationship and find someone else. Don’t pressure them, don’t coerce them…just go and find a person who wants them. Having children is one of those things that is not up for debate on a relationship and it’s not a compromise.

    ###Same goes for women who want children and their male partners don’t want them. It’s a two way street.

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