"Her desire and mine were at odds..."

"Her desire and mine were at odds..."

It’s easy to feel defensive and afraid when your partner expresses that he or she wants something that feels far away from what you want, but it is possible to come together as a couple. Today, in Seeking Clarity, we hear from a husband who had always known that he wanted to be a father.

"At the age of 42, I felt an intense amount of pressure to make a decision..."

"At the age of 42, I felt an intense amount of pressure to make a decision..."

Sometimes the clarity that one achieves is different than what they expected it would be. At the conclusion of the four-month Motherhood Clarity Course, women don’t always have the clarity of their desire enough to make a decision about whether to become mothers or live childfree lives.

"He wants a baby. I don't."

"He wants a baby. I don't."

If you and your partner are disagreeing about whether you want to be parents or live a childfree life, then understanding the depth of each other’s desire with care and respect is very important. It isn’t about agreeing or disagreeing with each other’s desire. It’s about understanding the what’s and whys of each other’s desire.