When Matt proposed to Emma he stipulated one non-negotiable condition. Children.
Matt wanted kids. Emma, who was in her early thirties at the time, didn’t want them and never had. But she loved Matt, so she agreed to his terms, hoping that one day the much-spoken-about ‘mum gene’ would kick in and she’d be ravenous with baby hunger.
Nine years later, she still hasn’t felt that yearning for children — the one where you gladly sacrifice your income, social status and pelvic floor in exchange for a squirming bundle of joy of your very own.
According to popular culture, Emma and Matt are an anomaly.