Not many parents would be prepared to admit that they regret having children.
Sure, they might talk about the difficulties involved in raising kids, or how exhausted they are after constantly picking up after them. They may even go as far as telling others not to have children. But never, ever will they say that they regret having their own.
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While most insist they've never felt this way, there is a small contingent of mums and dads who do.
According to research from the UK, eight per cent of parents regret having kids, with younger parents aged of 25-34 more likely to feel resentment towards their role as mum and dad (likely due to their kids still being babies, say the researchers).
And another study found that seven per cent of parents over 45 wouldn't have kids if they had a 'do-over'.
Angie Martin, a user on Quora opened up about exactly that, saying she "100% very deeply regrets" having her four children.
"Before passing judgement, please let me explain," she wrote.
"I am an introverted, hard-working person. My mother named me Angel at birth, which set me up for a lifetime of living up to trying to be the perfect kid.