May 5, 2021

10 Marriage and Parenthood: Perspectives from Around the Globe on What it Means to be Childfree

10 Marriage and Parenthood: Perspectives from Around the Globe on What it Means to be Childfree

“If you don’t want children, then why get married?” The unchallenged and ubiquitous connection between marriage and parenthood calls for an important reexamination. This episode aims to show that the bond shared between two or more people is...


“If you don’t want children, then why get married?” The unchallenged and ubiquitous connection between marriage and parenthood calls for an important reexamination. This episode aims to show that the bond shared between two or more people is enough to substantiate any marriage, regardless of our choices and circumstances surrounding parenthood. Meet a culturally diverse group of childfree couples and one childfree single as they speak about why they believe the meaning of marriage transcends the choice to have children.

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. 

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