Thanks for the piece.
How was this one more insulting than other conversations?
She doesn´t understand you and nothing can force understanding into her.
Even you feeling insulted and cancelling the friendship won´t change her lack of understanding.
Btw. I am also freaking happy without children. For a couple of years I had stepkids and that was wonderful.
However, I never "needed" kids.
I don´t have pets and I don´t want any.
I don´t even have a TV.
I don´t feel lonely and I am not bored.
I am alive and kickin!
Corona didn´t change anything of it.
I actually believe that raising children often makes parents feel more lonely, lost and believing to be failing than consciously leading a life without kids according to your purpose and values.
Lonelyness and hopelessness is only a set of false beliefs, a disturbed mindset and chroncally dealing with unfulfilling issues, be it by choice, be it by not understanding that there is a choice.
Of course the whole neuro-endocrinlogic-transmitter system plays a role there, too.
Lonelyness is not the truth.
Childern shall not be used for camouflaging a lonely life or mindset.
People force their opinions and lack of understanding into this world all the time. Me, too, actually and I regret it. I´d rather be enlightened. :-)
When will we start to learn that this is all unnecessary?