Two Is Enough

Two Is Enough

A Couple's Guide to Living Childless by Choice

Book - 2009
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Fall in love. Get married. Have children. For most couples, marriage and children go hand in hand. And yet, the number of people choosing childlessness is on the rise. These are the childless by choice--people who have actively decided not to have children--rather than the childless by circumstance. In Two Is Enough, Laura S. Scott explores the assumptions surrounding childrearing, and explores the reasons many people are choosing to forgo this experience. Scott, founder of the Childless by Choice Project, examines the personal stories of people who have faced this decision and explores the growing trend of childlessness. Scott's expert knowledge and analysis offer a picture of the childless by choice--who they are, why they've chosen to remain childless, and how they've had theseconversations with loved ones. Honest and unapologetic, Two Is Enough recognizes the challenges of being childless in today's society and offers suggestions on how that same society can change to make room for the childless and the childfree.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Seal Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2009
ISBN: 9781580052634
1580052630
Characteristics: 254 p. ; 21 cm

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sayadeh
Jul 22, 2012

The word "guide" in the subtitle is a bit misleading; this is more of a research report than a guide, but it nevertheless offers valuable insights about making the decision about whether to have children.

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photogrrlkp
Feb 24, 2012

I thought this was a great book, and would recommend it to anyone who is thinking about whether or not they want to have children. In a culture where children are considered practically a required step after getting married, it was refreshing to read a book exploring other options. The self-evaluation questions are very interesting, and make for a good way to discuss the subject with a spouse or partner.

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DayTek
Aug 25, 2010

Insightful. I didn't really find it to be a "guide" as much as just information on being a childless couple - She spent a lot of time on a study she did. Maybe too much time. I liked hearing others opinions on their choice as well. A good read.

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