So the very unfortunate assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shocked the whole world, may he rest in peace. I was reading an article in a Hong Kong newspaper that talks about how Shinzo Abe had a wonderful relationship with his wife and constantly defended her even amidst controversy and criticism by the Japanese media. Sounds great right?
But the article had to make a point about how DESPITE OF BEING CHILDFREE , Abe’s marriage was a loving and happy one. First of all, my heart goes out to Former Prime Minister Abe’s wife but do these stupid people who write these articles know that research shows that childfree couples are in general HAPPIER than couples who have kids? Because they are in the marriage because THEY WANT TO? Not because they have to ‘stay for the kids’?
It’s disgusting that the media here sometimes almost justifies a man leaving a woman or vice versa because of fertility or issues around whether couples have kids like it’s to be expected. Why can’t they just celebrate a fruitful marriage period, and fruitful means so much more than have kids who grow up to be the pride and job of their parents!