• My partner didn't want children. I did. Then I got pregnant

    5 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    We're both writers and he didn't want the distraction of kids. Could our relationship survive? Last week, while driving along a country lane, I listened to the writer Michael Chabon, father of four, describe an encounter he had as a young, newly successful novelist: a famous older writer approached him with advice on how to succeed artistically, “Don't have children. That's the whole of the law.” In one sense, what good advice! Keep your rucksack light, your muse close by. Guard every hour as your own. And yet... in another sense, the way the baby touches your face when you lift her from...
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