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Are babies necessary for a marriage to work?

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Asked by 35yoamom at 10:01 PM on Sep. 2, 2010 in Relationships

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  • No, I don't think so. I have known several couples who were unable to have children who still had really good marriages.

    Answer by NannyB. at 10:02 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • huh?

    Answer by keisha613 at 10:02 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • No way, I know several child-less couples who are totally happy and many divorced couples with children.

    Answer by scout_mom at 10:02 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • I have babies so don't know if my opinion counts, but I don't think it is necessary to have kids in order to have a wonderful marriage.

    Answer by Kword at 10:02 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • Not at all. My aunt and uncle have been married over 25 years and have no children. They are happily married. I know many married couples who are happy and have no kids.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:02 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • NO! Just like marriage isn't necessary for children to be healthy, happy and loved... Children aren't needed for a marriage to be happy, healthy and long lasting!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:03 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • No. In some cases, babies add a lot of stress on a couple's relationship.  Different things work for different people.   I don't think a couple should have a baby to try to save a relationship.


    Answer by Courtney610 at 10:03 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • Oh heck no. I know some couples who are so happy and have never had kids. They are financially set, they take these amazing vacations, they have amazing houses and toys,,just for them.. No I think a couple can be super happy and married without kids

    Answer by beyondhopes at 10:03 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • Oh no no no no no! A child will bring out new challenges and opportunities for a couple. A child can be a wonderful addition to a marriage, but having a child as a way to "fix" a marriage is abusive to everyone involved.

    Answer by ecodani at 10:03 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • Not if both people don't want them, and of course they chould discuss this BEFORE they get married!

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 10:08 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

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