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‘All my friends have kids, and it feels like we’re running out of things to talk about’


by Victoria Stokes
28th Nov 2022
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I’m the only child-free friend in my social circle. My friends are still the centre of my universe. But I’m no longer the centre of theirs. Can my friendships be salvaged?

It’s a Saturday afternoon and for the first time in ages all my friends are in the same room. A lot has changed since the last time we got together. Most notably? Everyone in the room except me has become a parent, and more and more I’m feeling out of the loop.  All around me I hear chatter about breastfeeding, baby-led weaning, and childbirth. I search for somewhere I can pitch in, but I can’t,...

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