Usually, we pick our friends because of what we have in common, and major life differences are deal-breakers. But for me and my friend Claire—who I’ve known since the 9th grade, who went to college with me, who was in my wedding—the greatest potential wedge in our friendship has just never been a focus of conversation, until now:
Why did she decided to make sure she’d never become a mother at the same time as I was building my family?
In this week’s episode, I’m interviewing my one and only childless friend about why and how she committed what she calls “genetic suicide,” why kids scare her, the benefits and drawback of being childless, and how she responds to people’s insistence that she start a family. Get ready for an incredibly honest conversation that might leave you clapping, cringing, or screaming at your screen. And send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or listen here.