I'm 22, which is pretty young to be making these kinds of decisions but... I don't want children. In fact, thinking about not having children is one of those super-charged-emotional topics for me. Ever since I was a kid, I just never wanted them because I didn't want to make space for someone else in my dreams for my life.
Having said that, I'm a real "type-a" people pleaser personality (total ENFP here). I worry that my decision to not have children will affect me and I'll be miserable later in life. Is there any truth to that statement?
Also, my partner's parents are very secular but are still from a more religious background than I am. They're North African, and kind of expect that everyone wants children. They know I'm pretty good with kids, so they see me as a "mommy" type. Should I let them know now that I don't want kids or wait for one of his siblings to have kids?