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← Should Depressed People Avoid Having Children?

Sistanis's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by Sistanis

Ultimately I think it is really her decision. However I do understand where she is coming from. My fiancee Suffers from Bi-Polar disorder and has told me he does not want to have children as he does not want to pass it on. I see how he suffers daily and I can understand his wish. He does not want to be the cause of that kind of suffering to a child.

For those curious, no, we have decided not to have children, not just for this reason, but it is one of the factors. I myself do not wish to have kids either, and that is just because I do not wish to have kids.

So even though I do believe that environment is as much to blame as genes, I can understand the reasoning why someone would choose this path.

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 23:28:12 UTC | #945987