Sometimes I feel like my friends who are married with kids don’t really like to talk about their family life with me. It’s almost as if they think that if I hear too much about how great their life is, I might get tired of hearing about it or worse yet, jealous of their lifestyle. After all, not being married myself there must be a limit to how much marital happiness I can stand to hear from others, right?!
That couldn’t be any further from the truth. I don’t want my friends to feel like they can’t share how happy they are just because I’m single & childfree. Truth of the matter is, I want to see & hear about “happy endings”. It shows me that one day I too can have that.
Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of subjects that are unpleasant to discuss, like death, kids or work. Any topic discussed too much can be tiresome for the person who is listening. But no one should have to “downplay” their life just because of where someone else is in their life.
So ladies, if you have a friend who is still single & childless like me, don’t be afraid to express your joy about the family life that you have. A true friend wouldn’t be jealous of you, but instead as happy for you as you were for them!