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It may have been. In my case, my husband changed his mind a bit into our marriage and decided he wanted kids. It was something we had to work through together. I told him before we were married that I was most likely unable to have them. I was told this young and was ok with it. After a few years, he went back to his original stance. However, during that time we did look at all possibilities even though I had not changed my mind. I felt the information couldn't hurt. It only became a sore spot i

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49, I was really rooting for a Disney ending. Your ending was good too :) I hope you feel much better now :)

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63 Ty. But the early diagnosis was right. We compromised with cats and dogs. And my niece and nephew get extra spoiled. All too often this can be a sore spot in a marriage when one person changes their mind. While I think couples need to talk about it, I do feel bad for the men. It can be hard to approach the topic without making the wife feel pressured. A lot of times, the woman has to give up more for a child and may not be ready. We did try but when med costs got too high I said enough. I've

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112 pain of getting flicked in the balls < pain of squeezing a person the weight of a bowling ball out of your vagina. It's like you trying to squeeze a marble out of your penis.

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Hope you gave her a swift kick in the gunt! I don't know why women think it's ok to hurt the boys.

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122 op didn't say his wife didn't want to be pregnant, but that she didn't want kids. A surrogate = a baby which someone will need to care for. And 124 what is this gunt you speak of?

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Actually there have been studies that have found that, in a lot of cases, getting hit in the testicles is just as painful as childbirth, if not worse. The female body is built to bear children, which would make sense. Not saying childbirth isn't painful, but have you SEEN the face of a guy that just got hit in the balls?

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Alycion- i know you said you looked at all the possibilities, but maybe you guys should consider adoption instead.

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And 131... Again OPs wife DOES NOT WANT KIDS. god people read the fmls. Adopting a kid means they still have a kid. She doesn't want one.

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It can be offensive. Personally i would have liked to see everyone in the south executed after the civil war

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152 why are you trying to start stuff what are you 2 if stonewall was a pussy why did they give him the name stonewall dumb ass

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145- ugh, I think you should read my comment carefully, and take the stick out your ass. I was referring to Alycions commen. To me it seemed like she was talking about her possibilities (or lack thereof) on her reproducing, but she wasn't really clear on whether she didn't want children because she just doesn't want them, or because she knows she can't reproduce. I was simply suggesting that if a family can't reproduce, adoption is a possible solution.

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Word 153/159. I jumped the gun and now feel silly. Cables out and it's a thousand degrees out so I've been stalking FML all day in order to avoid going stir crazy. My apologies :)

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131 we did consider that as well. It was about that time my health issues showed up. It's not fair for me to take in a child when I have days I can't take care if myself. It's funny how things fell into place for us. I hope op and wife have the same luck. Maybe if I get better ill revisit adoption. There are so many older kids who need a good home.

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129 - firstly, there are no such studies and you know it. Who would volunteer to get hit in the balls for a study? And how can pain be measured objectively? It cannot Secondly, labour of childbirth lasts 10-24 hours or more. Now perhaps if you were hit in the balls every 15 minutes for 10-24 hours then, yes, it would probably feel just as painful as childbirth. I can tell you this for a fact: the bowling ball passing through feels like a wonderful RELIEF after 10 hours. That's not even the pai

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187 - Quite frankly, I don't really think you have the right to talk about the feeling from being struck in the testicles if you are a female and have never experienced it before. But it goes both ways. I don't really think males have the right whatsoever to discuss the feeling from childbirth either, of course, from the lack of experience.

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Don't worry about the negative comments or dislikes. your correct and they know it. They're just assholes looking for something to thumb down.

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Haha! Hopefully that'll win him some points in court when they're getting divorced..

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All it does is that if you have an erection, your penis will lose its erection. OP's wife must have misunderstood the case!

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Maybe she's pregnant and that's why she said "problem solved"? Eh, I don't know what else to say. I'd have to know what his wife was thinking when she flicked his balls. (lol)

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It's not really solved and now the original poster, hopefully, realized that the future mother of his child(ren) seems to be a complete bitch! Sorry about your balls, original poster. Don't let her near them.

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The sex with all the random people turned into aids. The drugs weren't strong enough so they all started using crack. And the techno just has no excuse

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@ 55: I know, right. I am a huge Nirvana and Neil Young fan, and I hate when people mistake the original author of that quote! Both men were and are brilliant and have so many incredible lyrics/quotes to choose from--I just wish people would credit them to the correct person!

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I'm not really sure where I was going with that comment. I submitted it too early and then it wouldn't show up till after I couldn't edit it. :P Basically, OP, that sucks, I'm sorry, and maybe she will like the idea of kids some day? :3

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25 and all the other idiots with the "YDI for not talking about it before getting married" comments, there's nothing anywhere to say he didn't. Assuming they had discussed it prior to marriage it is not unreasonable to change your mind on such topics as you mature, but it is EXTREMELY unreasonable to say someone deserves being assaulted for broaching the topic with their partner. Even if they hadn't discussed it prior to marriage he still doesn't deserve her bullshit response. If he di

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Since she laughed it seems that they did discuss it before. Otherwise the comment wouldn't seem so funny to her.

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OP shouldn't have to convince her. Wanting kids is something you should want from the beginning, not something someone pressures you into.

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Or maybe she could convince him to not bring another person into this crazy overpopulated planet. Adoption is always an option, but at the same time a sweet, loving, caring woman who attacks ones testicles for bringing up the idea of creating another life might not be mothering material. On the other hand she might not be willing to destroy her body for a child, still leaving adoption as a good option.

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85, I never understand why anyone thinks adoption is a good substitution for having kids... I get it, its great to be able to nurture and raise a child and all, but unless you generally like other peoples kids anyway it will never be a good enough substitute. If you aren't interested in having kids of your own, the idea of raising someone elses kids is like a slap to the face.

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127- Then what happens to all the children that are given up by their parents? I think adoption is a good thing, and being a parent is fulfilling even if it isn't your biological child.

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134...I clearly said it's a good thing. It's right there. It's my second sentence. I said I don't really see how it's a good substitute for having a child of your own. The obvious exception being when you are physically incapable of having kids, but it doesn't say anything about that here.

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The rational some people have is that bearing a child ruins the mothers body. Although it is a shallow reason it still works. If the biggest reason a woman doesn't want a baby is because she is vain, adopting a kid is a way around that. Some people would rather adopt than have their own kid because the kid up for adoption doesn't have the choice. They would rather nurture someone who already needs parents than create someone new. Go on YouTube, adoption isn't just a human thing. When an animal l

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That's a horrible idea; grounds for divorce, even. If she doesn't want to have kids, she doesn't have to have kids. If OP wants one so bad, he can find a surrogate mother or something.

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Like abstinence... And forcing children on someone is the worse idea I've heard all week. You really want to screw up a kids life?

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Yeah 44 finding a surrogate mother only gets you a baby. It's not going to make OP's wife want one. That plan only works if he leaves his wife. Simply having kids just because one parent wants them Usually doesn't end well.

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If she really didn't want a kid and you forced her to, all she really have to do is get an abortion (not that Im for it, js it) before she give birth. And there is no reason to kill an innocent kid like that. If he really wants a kid, he will just have to talk it out with her and try to convince her. Definitely not force her.

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