PSYCHOLOGY

Have I Made A Mistake? Steph Montgomery Says She Sometimes Regrets Having More Than One Child

Date August 9, 2018 17:45

As of 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau recorded that about 82.18 million families were living in the United States. The average number of people per family stood at 3.14 in 2017, a remarkable difference from the 3.67 recorded in 1960.

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A family unit usually has one householder and at least one member of the family, be they immediate or extended. By 1970, about 56% of all American households had children under 18 living in them, but these numbers have changed considerably, dropping to 42.31% in 2016.

In most cases, the cost of living remains a major factor in determining how many children families have. However, there are variations in average numbers from state to state and exceptions still exist.

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Steph Montgomery has five children with her current husband but confesses that the experience is not very pleasant. Starting out as a single mom with one child was awesome. Then, the second child arrived, and she realized that the companionship she had when she had only one child was slowly eroding.

As a single mom, I couldn't help but feel as though I had made a crucial life mistake by allowing my own children to outnumber me.

Later on, she got married to a man with two children of his own and then decided to have a third child, bringing the number of children in her care to five. Managing that big a family can be exhausting, and Montgomery eventually realized that she was unprepared for the challenge.

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In the moments when Steph is alone with her husband and last child, she reminisces life without the other kids and honestly believes she may have been wrong about having more than one child.

Honestly, sometimes I can't help thinking that having more than one child was a mistake.

Montgomery loves all her children dearly but still lives a life of regret, as she is unable to care for all five children and give them the attention they deserve.

I regret the decision to have more than one baby. I regret being a mom to so many children who need so much from me.

Five children may seem like a lot, but there are still some families in the world with even more children when compared to Montgomery.

People have children for different reasons, but the most important thing to consider is the ability to care for them and take care of their needs. So, whether you have one child or many, remember they deserve all the love and attention in the world.

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