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8 Truths to Consider if You Want Kids & Your Partner Doesn't

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Deciding not to have children is a decision couples need to make together.
Air Date: 7/13/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Abby Rodman, LICSW
AbbyAbby Rodman is a clinically-trained and licensed psychotherapist with graduate degrees from both Harvard and Boston College. She has also been a relationship expert for 20 years. She specializes in life transitions (marriage, divorce, parenting, illness, loss) – just about anything that can throw your life and your relationships for a loop in ways you didn't anticipate.

In her clinical work, she practices a combination of therapies since she believes that one size (or approach) does not fit all. Sometimes this approach is referred to as "eclectic therapy" or, simply put, a combination of therapeutic techniques she utilizes to fit your needs.
8 Truths to Consider if You Want Kids & Your Partner Doesn't
Traditionally, after you've married the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, thoughts and questions start popping up about whether or not you and your partner want  to (or will) have children.

If you're someone who doesn't want kids, you might feel like friends, family members, and even people you've briefly met make you out to be some kind of outcast. Or, what if you want children but the person you love and have committed to has no interest in becoming a parent?

Before kicking your partner to the curb, you might want to consider these eight truths written by psychotherapist, relationship expert, and author, Abby Rodman, LICSW:

  1. Look back, look ahead
  2. All about you
  3. No going back
  4. An alternative scenario
  5. Help!
  6. Why bother?
  7. Guess what, mom?
  8. An author's two cents

Rodman joins host Melanie Cole, MS, to share the eight truths to consider if you think you might want kids but your partner doesn't.
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