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Adjusting to only have one

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theworstwife Tue 13-Mar-18 14:06:39

I have had really irregular periods and no luck up to now conceiving a second child. I am finding the idea of only having one difficult to talk to anyone about as I absolutely love my son but never felt that there would only be the 3 of us. I am going to try everything I can to conceive but I need to mentally prepare myself for it not happening.

I am an only child and always felt like I didn't understand something everyone else did, I was often alone and struggled to make friends. Those things could just be my crap personality but it makes me worry that DS would feel like that. I seem to be constantly asked if I am having any more - I answer honestly which normally stops the conversation but it hurts every time.

So could you tell what is great about having one child as they get older and/or reassure me that you still feel like a family if one wasn't what you planned. Thanks

bigdicnibba Tue 13-Mar-18 14:58:13

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Sometimeitrains Sat 24-Mar-18 06:47:32

Not all only children strugge to make friends or understand family dynamics its a patents job to help combat that and in some instances child may just be less social irrespective of how many siblings they have. The great thing about having one will vary from one family to the next.

MaGratgarlik1983 Sat 14-Apr-18 01:20:08

I'm an only child. Positives, money, time, attention. Negatives, your parents being too attentive especially in your teens, occasional loneliness although I suspect siblings feel this too. My childhood was happy without siblings. Don't worry too much x

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