July 31, 2020

1 Alice and Oliver: Our Relationship is a Priority

1 Alice and Oliver: Our Relationship is a Priority

Erika Arias shares the first of many childfree love stories, as we observe International Childfree Day 2020 (August 1)! Meet Alice and Oliver, two lovebirds brought together by their love for chickens, and actively choosing one another over the choice...

Erika Arias shares the first of many childfree love stories, as we observe International Childfree Day 2020 (August 1)! Meet Alice and Oliver, two lovebirds brought together by their love for chickens, and actively choosing one another over the choice to parent. Hear more about what keeps Alice and Oliver together, as they look forward to celebrating their 1-year anniversary in August. 

LINKS

Keep up with us via You Had Me at Childfree email updates

You Had Me at Childfree website

International Childfree Day

Love Styles Quiz

Eight Dates – Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by John Gottman

The Effect of the Transition to Parenthood on Relationship Quality: An Eight-Year Prospective Study

Your Nest Is Empty? Enjoy Each Other

It Turns Out Parenthood is Worse Than Divorce, Unemployment — Even the Death of a Partner


Choosing to be childfree opens a world of possibilities - joys and adventures, but also a few challenges in a society that’s behind the curve in accepting and celebrating the childfree choice.

In You Had Me at Childfree, Erika Arias speaks with couples about their unique romantic trajectories that have led towards the decision to opt out of parenthood. This is a series about liberating more people to choose a life that is most genuine to them, and to celebrate a choice that challenges antiquated perspectives about gender, sex, love, and what it means to be a real family in society. Discussion topics include but are not limited to: health, wellness, love, professional life, sex, contraception, and relationship satisfaction over time. 

This series highlights the benefits of life in the childfree lane, and corrects misassumptions about childfree couples – to increase societal acceptance of all childfree individuals, whether they have found their soulmate, are in search of childfree love, or are happily single and childfree. Acceptance of all marginalized lifestyles and identities is crucial in a world that needs more equality, and less alienation, less internalized oppression, and less disconnection from personal values.