As proud as my family is of my career and accomplishments, I think my mother would honestly be happier or just as happy if I had no degree, a husband, and several children (I'm 29). She doesn't expressly say it but the "don't you get lonely?" comments speak for themselves.

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This one hits close to home. I'm Latina so my mother basically thinks I'm doomed if I wait past 30 to prioritize getting married and starting a family, I'm 28 lol.

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Yes 🤣 She keeps acting like without kids I'll die sooner because I won't be taken care of lmao.

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I’m grateful my parents are both very supportive of my career ambitions. But the older generations of my extended family I think would be happier if I was a stay at home mom, cooking meals for my husband lol. I guess there’s no pleasing everyone. There’s always going to be someone who has a different perspective on the definition of happiness or success. The main thing is we stay true to our authentic selves

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Aww. Maybe because you're too focused on your work? I believe she just wants to make sure that you are happy.

You can have your own family whenever you want. I personally am waiting for the right time and clearly now's not it. The world is a bit crazy right now.

My mom does the samee thing. I know she isn't disasppointed in me or anything like that but shes constantly asking when she will get grandkids. It makes me feel like being a successful independent software engineer isn't good enough.

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