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Are We There Yet?

Friends without kids

As each year goes by, I find myself losing touch with friends who don’t have children.

This makes me sad, especially since some of these people have been part of my life for a long time. But I find that my world has become so vastly different from theirs. Parenthood transforms us – we not only have less time to spend with friends given the demands of rearing kids; our priorities also change. Sometimes, we just don’t have as much in common with people whose lives aren’t governed by naptimes, breastfeeding and dilemmas such as disposable or cloth.

My life is also a lot less interesting to some of my friends without kids. I don’t have time to go to the movies or watch TV; I go out for drinks maybe once every few months; I can’t deal with drama, except the kind that involves tantrums in public places.

I think I have many interests besides my children, but it’s fair to say that many of my activities usually involve other families.

How about you? Do you still have friends without children? Do you have any advice to help maintain friendships with people who don’t have kids?

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