After 18 years of marriage, 10 different types of birth control, no kids, and enough problems with my lady bits and periods, I decided I’ve had enough.
I’m 40 years old. I pretty much told everybody I wasn’t having kids (too gross, too painful, I imagined) since I was a kid. After almost 20 years of marriage, you’d think everybody would be clued in that having children is just not what my family needs or wants. But my mom still gets a wistful sigh when she talks about her sister’s grandchildren (and great-grandchildren).
I don’t want to go into surgery, even day surgery, without telling my parents. But at the same time I don’t want to hurt them or have them try to change my mind. I’m not going to change my mind; but if they press, it’s going to make me upset.
How do I tell my parents that I’m getting a tubal ligation? Anyone else have to go through something like this? -Grayeyedgrrl
We’ve talked about how to drop the child free bomb, but how do you drop the “I’m choosing to have surgery to shut down the baby factory forever” bomb?