Regret of Motherhood

I don’t think it was worth it.” Tammy is a mother who wishes she hadn’t been. “Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids. But it comes at a huge cost; mentally, emotionally and physically.”

In this article the author surmises that the ideological impetus to be a mother can be found across all walks of society and is founded on the powerful conception that complete female happiness can only be achieved through motherhood.

The debate that has followed this discussion ranges from child abuse to trying to understand the profound changes mothers go through. Is it possible to walk in the shoes of mothers and understand the greatest identity change that they go through? Or is what they are regretting so fundamentally wrong that it is inexcusable?

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