I only ever wanted one child. He is now 8, and has asked for the first time about siblings? I told him I only ever wanted him (and I'm too old anyway). I have suffered from depression/anxiety all my life and I know I could not have coped with 2 kids (I work full time as well). But I feel so guilty...he is a kind, well adjusted boy, with friends he plays with after school....but I just have a sense of guilt that I have denied him something...
I also have a big problem of worrying about him dying and ending up all alone
Despite suffering from long term depression and anxiety you are raising a "kind, well adjusted boy" who has friends. What do you have to feel guilty about? Sounds like you're doing a wonderful job.
Odds are you won't die until he's well into adulthood so don't waste today worrying about something you have no control over (I need to follow my own advice!). He'll be fine without siblings - just enjoy your life together
Hi I didn't know that there was a one child family board! I worry about DS being left alone OP, particularly as he has autism . I do think that the guilt gets better, particularly when you think of all the advantages only children have. I am one of three girls, where as DS has never had to suffer comparisons, or vie for my attention.