I am 35, recently and very happily married... and we do not want children. I've struggled with this more and more, and I'm wondering if anyone has gone through the process of their close friends getting pregnant, finding out the gender, the excitement of telling family members... and knowing that you have chosen not to do this with your spouse. Don't get me wrong, I am fully aware that announcing we're pregnant and the excitement and attention received from this is by no means a reason to have children, but it is sad for me to know we will never do this- and sad to know we have "disappointed" so many people (although they'll never admit that) with our decision. I'm also struggling trying to understand why it is so hard for me to socially accept our decision when I feel so strongly about not having them.
Any advice, thoughts.. I'd really appreciate it.