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Love Letters

She wants to convince him to have kids

Q. I’ve been with my boyfriend for almost 4 years. I can’t imagine life without him. He is everything I could ask for — except for the fact he does not want any more kids.

He has two children from a previous marriage (11 and 13), and I have none. There is a 15-year age gap between us and he thinks he is too old to have any more children. (He is 45, I am 30.) When we started dating I did mention I never wanted kids. Since then my outlook has changed. I’m so in love with him and his kids now that I want to start our own family. He is an amazing father and I adore his kids to pieces. They have expressed interest in having a baby sibling. We have had many discussions about this and although he has never come out directly and said he doesn’t want more kids, I just have this feeling he is stalling so he doesn’t have to say it. I know deep down he would love one but is so concerned about our age difference and him being too old to raise another child.

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