Woman tells boyfriend's parents she won't have kids, boyfriend gets mad

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In a relationship, it's important for both partners to be on the same page about major life decisions like having children. But what do you do when you and your partner have different views on the matter? This is the dilemma facing a 26-year-old woman who has been with her boyfriend for over two years. She feels strongly that she doesn't want to have children, while her boyfriend wants to be a father someday. To complicate matters, the woman has never told her boyfriend's parents that she doesn't want kids, and they expect to have grandchildren. During a dinner conversation, she decided to inform her boyfriend's father of her stance, and now her boyfriend is angry with her. Was it wrong for her to tell his parents? Was she the a**hole in this situation? Read on to find out.

No kids, no problem! Woman stands by her decision 😊

damnedrascal | damnedrascal

Navigating differing opinions on having children in a relationship 🙏

damnedrascal | damnedrascal

Boyfriend's parents expect grandkids, but she won't budge. Trouble ahead.

damnedrascal | damnedrascal

Opting out of parenthood sparks uncomfortable conversation at dinner 🍽️

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Boyfriend angry after woman tells his parents no kids 😠

damnedrascal | damnedrascal

Woman gets backlash from boyfriend for being honest about motherhood

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Communicating about kids is important in a relationship 👨‍🌻

damnedrascal | damnedrascal

Navigating the delicate topic of kids with in-laws. 🤷🏻‍♀️

damnedrascal | damnedrascal

Commenters advise to end toxic relationship, offer support ❤️

damnedrascal | damnedrascal

Pandemic changed her mind about having kids with her boyfriend

damnedrascal | damnedrascal

Breaking up after standing up for personal beliefs. 💔

damnedrascal | damnedrascal

Breaking up after telling boyfriend about not wanting kids ❤️

damnedrascal | damnedrascal

Boyfriend gets mad after girlfriend tells his parents she won't have kids 🤰

A woman expresses her decision of not wanting children to her boyfriend's parents during a conversation. While his father agreed, her boyfriend became angry and barely spoke to her for the rest of the night. She feels guilty for dropping the bomb on them, but she thinks they should know. The boyfriend had never told his parents that his girlfriend doesn't want kids, and they expect to have grandchildren one day. The woman wonders if she was wrong for telling them or if she should have kept it to herself. However, after receiving support from the internet, she realized that her boyfriend was not the right person for her. She ended the relationship and feels a mix of anxiety and relief, but knows it's the right decision. In the future, she plans to be open about what she's looking for from the beginning. Stay tuned for the comments and reactions to this unexpected turn of events.

Be honest with yourself and your partner. 💔 End it now.

MelMel1999 | MelMel1999

Real talk 💔 You're better off finding someone with similar goals.

Mollygrue18 | Mollygrue18

Support for woman standing her ground on not having kids 💪

TestyParasite | TestyParasite

Stand your ground and find a partner who respects you 👊

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Protect yourself and your future. 👏 Dump him!

LivSaJo | LivSaJo

Boyfriend avoids conversation about having kids with girlfriend.

MintJulepTestosteron | MintJulepTestosteron

Choose childfree or cheating, it's a dealbreaker. 🚫👶

Purplestarhemp | Purplestarhemp

Commenter calls OP YTA and insults her boyfriend's masculinity.

Nta482003 | Nta482003

🚩 Red flags 🚩 in relationship with baby pusher boyfriend

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Empathizing with a difficult situation 😔

AntisocialAddie | AntisocialAddie

Choosing to have kids or not is a deal breaker 👌

suspectcelery | suspectcelery

Breaking up might be the best option 🤷‍♀️

tawny-she-wolf | tawny-she-wolf

Partner upset after woman tells his parents she won't have kids 😔

Overall-Bumblebee | Overall-Bumblebee

Stand your ground and get out 🚶‍♀️. He's not worth it 🙅‍♀️.

rdolihan | rdolihan

Being child-free may not be compatible with boyfriend's goals. 😐

Educational_Lynx_886 | Educational_Lynx_886

Avoid baby trap, leave relationship. 🚫👶

breatheawayfromme | breatheawayfromme

Respectful communication sets healthy relationship boundaries. 🙌

violetsakurablossom | violetsakurablossom

Be open, honest, and in control of your own reproductive choices. 💪

Big__Bang | Big__Bang

"Wait and see" is a red flag for birth control sabotage. 🚩

WinEquivalent4069 | WinEquivalent4069

Boyfriend's refusal to accept no kids means break up 💔

kaysharp1782 | kaysharp1782

Protect your protection! 🙅🏻‍♀️👀

riddlemore | riddlemore

🚩 NTA! 🚩 Dump the dude, save your time and happiness.

gregorianballsacks | gregorianballsacks

NTA, being child-free is a valid choice, respect it or leave 😤

Leashed_Beast | Leashed_Beast

Boyfriend wants kids while living with parents? 🤔

ReuJesEst | ReuJesEst

👏🏼 Stand your ground! It's better to be honest 🙌🏼

noccie | noccie

Having different views on having children can be a relationship dealbreaker 👍

khalast_6669 | khalast_6669

Empowerment wins. Dump the baby-trap boyfriend 👍

UpsetTrainer3922 | UpsetTrainer3922

Break up with him and find someone with same life goals

TheDuke13 | TheDuke13

Honesty is important, but staying in a relationship with different life goals 🤔

Professional_Run4245 | Professional_Run4245

Protect yourself and your future. Listen to your gut 🤔

agirlwithnames | agirlwithnames

Boyfriend wants kids, comment suggests careful birth control use 💊

princessofperky | princessofperky

Stand by your decision. Leave the relationship for your peace. 🚶‍♀️

trailer_park_papi | trailer_park_papi

👍 Supportive comment section agrees: Not the a-hole, listen up boyfriend!

Readerdani | Readerdani

Partner's anger towards childfree decision causes relationship trouble. 💔

JessamineArugula | JessamineArugula

Navigating dealbreakers: Discussing kids early in a relationship 💔👶

Ok_Corgi_2049 | Ok_Corgi_2049

Breaking up may be tough, but it's the best decision 💔

MurchadhCainneach | MurchadhCainneach

🚫 No kids, no relationship? A conflict of interests.

TheHousewifeModern | TheHousewifeModern

Be careful with birth control, reconsider relationship with resentful partner. 😔

jjschwarzjj | jjschwarzjj

Break up with him. Your choice to be childfree matters 💚

Helia-axis | Helia-axis

Breaking up over kids: NTA stands up for herself 🙅‍♀️

Edcrfvh | Edcrfvh

Neither can change, end it yesterday. 🤷‍♂️

lexisplays | lexisplays

Compatibility issue - someone might end up unhappy. 😓

Sometimeswan | Sometimeswan

Break up with him 💔 You deserve someone who respects you.

LadyLalaB | LadyLalaB

Choosing to be childfree causes relationship rift. NTA.

Haunted_Backdoor | Haunted_Backdoor

Stand your ground! Boyfriend's expectations are not your responsibility 💪

catinnameonly | catinnameonly

Respectful partner communication is key. Break up if necessary 💔

Common_Shoe_4634 | Common_Shoe_4634

Consider finding someone who shares your stance on having children. 🤔

Organic_Toe3998 | Organic_Toe3998

Breakup may be best to avoid toxic resentment and disrespect 😞

RelatableMolaMola | RelatableMolaMola

It's kinder to end the relationship due to incompatibility. 💔

HerCarelessWhispers | HerCarelessWhispers

Don't compromise on life-changing decisions. 🚫👶 NTA

kristent225 | kristent225

Partner wants kids, but OP doesn't. NTA for being honest.

hanjaGard | hanjaGard

Protect yourself and your future, break up if necessary 💔

Abby2692 | Abby2692

Protect yourself and your choices. 🚫👶

originalgenghismom | originalgenghismom

Relationship incompatibility, potential for unwanted pregnancy. 💔👶

cautioslycurious | cautioslycurious

Stand your ground, don't let him guilt you into kids 💪

Khaleeeesi21 | Khaleeeesi21

Boyfriend disrespectful of partner's child-free decision, 🤔NTA to stand firm.

Accomplished_Row6466 | Accomplished_Row6466

Stand your ground! 🚫👶 Break up with him if needed.

Rainbow_mama | Rainbow_mama

Break up before he tries to bully you into kids 😠

gxxzzthesecond | gxxzzthesecond

Protect yourself from a baby-trapping partner. 🚫👶 Run away.

thotgamer | thotgamer

🤔 Is the boyfriend being unreasonable about having kids?

[deleted] | [deleted]

Protect yourself and your future - consider leaving him. 🚫👶

fightingnflder | fightingnflder

👍 Not the a**hole, but love may not conquer all.

Nomegusta111 | Nomegusta111

Is it time to end the relationship? 🤔 ESH

Cat_o_meter | Cat_o_meter

Break up before he tries to coerce or sabotage you. 💔

VelCake_ | VelCake_

Boyfriend's entitlement and immaturity exposed by girlfriend's honesty 🤷‍♀️

TheOneYouKnow89 | TheOneYouKnow89

Be careful, his resentment could lead to unexpected 'accidents' 😬

Artshildr | Artshildr

NTA but watch out for potential danger, consider breaking up 💔

Shadow11Wolf50 | Shadow11Wolf50

The uncertain future and its unpredictable ways 🤔

Princessbitch4 | Princessbitch4

Challenging societal expectations of motherhood with sarcasm and humor 😂

Willbewithyousoon | Willbewithyousoon

Boyfriend not respecting her decision. Communication is key 📩

NeuroticAttic | NeuroticAttic

Respect her choice, break up if incompatible on kids. 👍

Red_Devil_25 | Red_Devil_25

Don't let him baby trap you! 🚫👶 Break up now 💔

Disneyfreak77 | Disneyfreak77

Stand your ground and dump the baby-obsessed boyfriend 🚫👶

kombucha_shroom | kombucha_shroom

No kids, no problem? Boyfriend disagrees. 💔

NefariousnessKey5365 | NefariousnessKey5365

Navigating different desires in relationships can be tough 😕

JustVisitingHere4Now | JustVisitingHere4Now

Don't be guilt-tripped into motherhood! 🚫👶

Estevam_Blue | Estevam_Blue

Break up with him before he 'accidentally' gets you pregnant 🚫👶

Cynthus68 | Cynthus68

Empowered and unapologetic: Stand up for your choices 💪🏼

nuttyrussian | nuttyrussian

Respect your bodily autonomy, dump the boyfriend 🚫👶

DanyelN | DanyelN

Incompatible partners. Cut him loose before it gets ugly. 💔

Dramatic-Tell6810 | Dramatic-Tell6810

End it! 💔 NTA

BluminOnion | BluminOnion

Dodged a bullet? 🤔 NTA refuses to have kids.

KittySweetwater | KittySweetwater

Honesty is the best policy 🤷‍♀️ #NTA

Remarkable-Lynx6710 | Remarkable-Lynx6710

Partner wants kids, won't accept no, time to break up. 💔

HunterDangerous1366 | HunterDangerous1366

Avoid resentment, end things - a**hole-free advice 💔

housechef2442 | housechef2442

🚩 Break up with him if he won't change, you're NTA

NervousConfidence671 | NervousConfidence671

Is it worth staying with someone with different views on kids? 🤔

busy_bumrush1412 | busy_bumrush1412

Break up and live your best life! 💔🙅‍♀️

umaboo | umaboo

Partner thinks it's a phase, but child-free is a lifestyle 🤷‍♀️

CatstronautOnDuty | CatstronautOnDuty

Not the a**hole for choosing not to have kids 👍

subject5of5 | subject5of5

Setting boundaries and standing firm. 🙅🏻‍♀️

Creative_Trick_3818 | Creative_Trick_3818

Be clear and firm about not wanting kids. Protect yourself 💪🏼

oooooooooowie | oooooooooowie

Relationship may not be right despite justified response ❤

Unpopable_Bubble | Unpopable_Bubble

Boyfriend's volatile reaction to no-kids decision causes concern 🚩

iconicass72 | iconicass72

Empowering response to disrespectful partner. You deserve better 💪

ScarlyLamorna | ScarlyLamorna

👍Agree or 👎Disagree? NTA suggests a breakup.

wont_eat_it | wont_eat_it