Saturday, June 03, 2006

Get pregnant in two years, or I'm divorcing you.

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I have a huge problem. I met my husband when I was 13. We married at 21. From day one, he knew I did not ever want kids. He figured I would change my mind, and one day I would have one. Well, I'm 25 now, and I still don't want kids. I will not change my mind.

He has now given me an ultimatum. Either I get pregnant within two years or he wants a divorce. I love my husband, and I'd do anything for him -- but I do not want kids! Should we just divorce now and get it over with, or should I stick it out for two years hoping he won't leave me? -- DON'T CALL ME MOMMY, SLIDELL, LA.

DEAR DON'T CALL: You might as well separate now, because if your husband wants children, he has the right to have them. He just picked the wrong girl to marry.

Your letter is a perfect example of why premarital counseling is so important for couples before they marry -- to make certain both parties are "on the same page" about what they expect from the marriage and each other.

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