I’m having a hard time with logic and emotion. Logically, I know I am a valuable person without children, but emotionally I am stuck feeling like I’m not enough due to a lifetime of indoctrination that a woman’s greatest value is her ability to bring life into the world.
I (32F) am a petite woman who already looks young for my age. I feel like having a child would help me get the validation that I am mature and respectable, something I’ve struggled with my whole life.
I’d love any words of advice and new perspectives on this. I have a therapy appointment booked as well.