12 Relationship Tests (And How To Pass Them With Flying Colors)
Deciding To Become Parents (Or Not)
The Test: Your fertility is waning at a faster pace than you'd like to admit and, unless you are willing to go through expensive treatments, it's game time.
How To Pass It: Because neither of us have made this decision as of yet, we'd like to defer to Cheryl Strayed who kicked this dilemma's ass in her Dear Sugar column, The Ghost Ship That Didn't Carry Us:
"Thinking deeply about your choices and actions from the stance of your future self can serve as both a motivational and a corrective force. It can help you stay true to who you really are as well as inspire you to leverage your desires against your fears."
So, basically think about yourself as an 82-year-old. Make two lists -- one about what you imagine your life to be like with kids and one without kids and then compare future selves and see which one you theoretically like better. Godspeed.
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