Motherhood is one of the most complex roles a person can have. To think there is one scenario to motherhood and how one might feel about it is ludicrous. There isn’t one way to decide to become a mother. There isn’t one way to be a mother.
It’s never easy to see your friend or someone you care about experiencing emotional pain or suffering because of an internal struggle. Often your first thought is to help them be rid of their pain. As a good friend, you want to make it all go away, right?
I recently had the pleasure of musing over Edward Ruscha’s 1982 Indecision, which hangs in the Menil Collection Museum in Houston, Texas. The color drew me in right away and then I was mesmerized by the words on the canvas.
Motherhood is a role that is constantly being redefined. As economies change, as sexism and classism get addressed, as women’s oppression is recognized and lifted, women become empowered and can decide what is best for them.
When you’re locked in the middle of an indecision loop trying to decide if you want to be a mom or live a childfree life, my guess is you experience frustration. You’re stuck! Something just doesn’t feel right.
Many women feel they should know what they want to do about motherhood. It can seem like everyone else just knows! You’d be surprised how many women feel inadequate because they’re undecided about becoming a mom.
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