I know its taboo, cause are so 'precious', but on the whole, being a parent is a negative experience. Don't get me wrong, I love my 18 mo old son to death, and I've learned a lot about myself since having him. But, its not worth it to me. I can't sleep well anymore, even if he doesn't wake up. I get mixed messages, he'll hit me then run to me for a hug. Maybe all that wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't in a ruined relationship, about to get a divorce. Which all started because I was pregnant. That's when our marriage went hopelessly downhill. I really feel like I was duped by society, family and friends, and mother nature. I'm in the most miserable spot I've ever been in, and I can only hope it gets better when I finally move out of the house in two months. To where, I don't know, which adds to the stress. If I make it that long.