If you have kids, you’ll be familiar with the ‘That’s Not My’ series from Usborne. Now try the adult parody versions: OMG! That’s Not My Husband and OMG! That’s Not My Child.
The pressure to pretend that mothering is 100 per cent pure joy 100 per cent of the time is oppressive.
It may be men who are more inclined to want children while childless women are unsure, or firmly against the idea.
It’s the opposite of ‘conscious uncoupling’. Welcome to the world of ‘committed unmarrieds’: couples who are committed to one another, but not to the institution of marriage.