There is something else I’d like to share with you as part of the decision making process I’m going through to decide if I do or do not want to have children. This particular something seems silly really, but it’s important to me. There are a lot of parents who do a lot of research before having children. Research on the probability of passing on certain genetic diseases, for instance.
I’m not really concerned with anything deadly or dreadful. But I’m worried about passing along something that can really be an annoyance. I had a grandmother with serious issues with clinical depression, and my father does, too. Oh, and guess who else has mental issues? You’re truly. In a lot of my research for my abnormal psych courses years ago, I discovered that there is a strong link to genetics. I intend to research that further because it’s been a very long time since I took those courses and frankly, I don’t even remember if the results of the studies I read we’re even significant.
So on top of reading and studying for my new job, I’m also thinking about this in the back of my mind.
I wonder if I’m just looking for a new justification to not have kids. Although I certainly am curious about anything I end up finding.
If you know anything about this subject, send me to any resource you have found helpful. I will be forever grateful.