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I’m in my late 30s and have pretty much ruled out having children. Life feels overwhelming enough without them. I struggle to get enough sleep, can’t hold down a full time job, and when I do get sporadic work I don’t have enough energy to focus on multiple other responsibilities. I also love having lots of time for hobbies and don’t want to sacrifice that for kid activities. I also tend to get annoyed when I’m around children, and am worried I’d snap at them in irritation before I can even think about it. Fortunately, I don’t have any maternal urges and have been able to find partners that also don’t care about having children.