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"We Disagree About Marriage and Kids: Should I End It?"

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Just a bit of background — I am 24 and have been dating my boyfriend for about nine months now. I have no issues with our relationship in itself. He is the most wonderful man I have ever met, we get along great, always look forward to seeing one another, and even when we argue, it gets settled in a mature manner and we move on.

What I have been struggling with however, is the fact that right when we started dating he made it very clear that he had zero plans of ever getting married and having children. With the relationship being so new I sort of brushed it off thinking it was too early to talk about those things and we would address them when the time came. Now we're at a point where we are talking about moving in together and we have no doubts about a future together and that we would be very happy.

Being a fairly typical girl, of course I've grown up wanting to get married and have babies and live that life, but I respect his opinions entirely and would never force him to do something I know he does not want. When I really think about it I'm not sure I want to get married and have kids either, but I'm battling with the fact that it won't be a possibility, at all, ever.

I guess I'm just wondering if I will resent the fact that we aren't married and don't have children later on. Should I end things now before they get much more serious, if I'm having these thoughts?

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