Exactly why I didn’t have children. My first husband (we were together 28 years) never did his share of the work without the added responsibility of children so I knew he would likely do less if we had children. The two of us couldn’t survive on his income so I would definitely have to work if we had kids. No, thank you. Working 40+ hours a week and doing 95% of the chores at home and raising kids didn’t sound like a happy life to me. I honestly can’t understand why women have children with the sorry, lazy, self-centered men that our society produces.