When Is a Man Ready To Have a Baby is a question that so many women ask before and after marriage. Of course, it’s not just women who are asking that question. Both sets of parents of a husband and wife, a bride and groom, a boyfriend and girlfriend or any other combinations will always be asking when is a man ready to have a baby. Perhaps the one person usually not asking that question is the man, especially when everyone else is asking the question around him. So what is the answer? Let’s talk about it.
When Is A Man Ready To Have A Baby?
The short and quick answer to that question is usually never. That’s not to say every man feels that way, but we think it’s a pretty safe bet to say that most men are never ready to have babies. That doesn’t mean that they never want to have a baby or will be devastated to hear the news that their spouse or girlfriend is having a baby. It simply means that for most men it’s not in their nature to be thinking about having a baby the way women do.
Why Do Men Not Feel The Say Way About Having A Baby That A Woman Does?
The reason most men feel differently about having a baby than a woman does is based on both social and biological reasons. Without getting into an entire lesson on biology, most people understand that when tracing back the evolution of the human race, men were hunters while women were gathers. Of course, that has all changed over time as societies have evolved over thousands of years. But the truth is, there was a time when men were responsible for hunting for food and protecting their women from rival factions. Even more important to understand was the fact that many of those rival factions were men trying to find as many women as they could for various reasons and then move on. Just how much of all of that is still inherent in men’s DNA is up for debate, but, many people will argue that basic human evolution may still play a role in many men’s desire to avoid having children at an early age and to not be tied down to one specific location
Modern Society – Childhood
The more sensible reason that men are never ready to have a baby is based on the society that they have grown up in. Many men experience tough childhoods witnessing parents always fighting. It’s not always the ones that go through experiencing a parent’s divorce that are affected. It can be at times even worse for men who experienced growing up in an unhappy home in which the parents were always fighting but never spit up because neither one of them wanted to lose custody of their kids or couldn’t afford to go through a divorce.
Children who go through these tough times always seeing their parents fighting, can become emotionally and permanently scarred from those experiences. While women can be just as affected by that experience, they tend to be able to move forward better than men in wanting to have a child of their own. Once again, that could be based on biological factors that help a woman overcome childhood experiences better than a man can centering on having a baby.
Modern Society – The Adult Years
There was a time when it was men who pretty much worked and supported the family while women stayed home and raised the children. Of course, that has all changed as more and more women have become the breadwinners in modern society. Nonetheless, many men still feel the pressure that they will have to be the ones that support a family. This causes great fear in many men. The pressure can be overwhelming and they may not be able to find a job that will pay enough that will allow them to be able to support a family. The fear of failure can be so overwhelming that this type of man will never want to have a baby because they are too scared of failing in providing support.
Even when a man enters a marriage in which the woman is going to be the breadwinner, there is still a fear in the man that he will not be able to stay home and take care of the child. The man can fear that he is not capable of caring for a child because it’s not in his nature to do so. He can also feel like a failure being the one who stays home. Once again, this can be based on societal norms that the man grew up surrounded by.
While most of these reasons we just talked about presented the arguments as to why men do nit want to have babies, there are millions who do. Not all men have the fear of commitment or failure that many others have. There are many men who would love to have children but never get the chance because they never met someone to share their lives with.
Other reasons may also prevent many men from having children that have nothing to do with themselves. In the end, there are many reasons why some men are nit ready to have a baby. Understanding those reason will go a long wasy to convining those that are not ready to change there minds or at least push them in the right direction that you think will work out with that particular man.
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