before we tell you about us…
what about you?
Do your parents ask when you’re going to get married and have kids, with little regard for what you want?
We want grandbabies, they say. You need to carry on the family name. Remember David and Marsha? They just had twin boys! What about that nice doctor you met? We figured that was going somewhere.
Annoying, isn’t it?
Have you ever been on a date with someone who told you that they’re twice divorced, they have three kids, and they’re struggling a bit to make ends meet? Then, when you shared that you’ve never been married and don’t have kids they asked if there’s something wrong with you?
Does that make any goddamn sense whatsoever?
Do your married friends relentlessly complain about their lives? Do they tell you that they’re miserable or that their husband is a lazy dick or that their wife is a controlling bitch or that they can’t remember the last time they had decent sex? Do they also take every opportunity to tell you that you should get married and have kids?
Do perfect strangers pat you on the head when you tell them that you’re not married and don’t have kids? Do they say things like hang in there and you’re going to be fine and don’t worry, it’ll happen when you least expect it?
Yeah, fuck that.