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This Monkstown home is a serene dream, yet still perfectly suited to the demands of family life
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‘There’s a large lie floating around that all women are built with this innate longing to mother’


by Amanda Cassidy
16th Mar 2023

Not everyone wants to be a mother. But what happens when you feel as if you made the wrong call completely?

Not wanting your child is considered cold-hearted and selfish, a far cry from the nurturing image mothers have always portrayed. But whether it is accepted or not, there are many women who have felt remorse about becoming a mother and they are keen to point out why. “My daughter is my entire world,” explains one woman on the popular discussion site, Reddit. “And I love her with everything that I am but yes, I still have...

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