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“I don’t want to sacrifice part of my life for a child”: among the Girauds, the (non) desire for a child drives the debates

2024-03-02T16:15:20.369Z

Highlights: Among the Girauds, the (non) desire for a child drives the debates. Morgane, 28, is not sure she will one day become a mother. To the great dismay of his parents, Nathalie and Lionel. In this new episode of the series on generational divides, Le Figaro focuses on two opposing visions of family life. Ecology, parenting, work… In this series, LeFigaro tells and deciphers the subjects that divide different generations of French people.


BUT IN MY TIME… Morgane, 28, is not sure she will one day become a mother. To the great dismay of his parents, Nathalie and Lionel. In this new episode of the series on generational divides, Le Figaro focuses on two opposing visions of family life.


  • Ecology, parenting, work… In this series,

    Le Figaro

    tells and deciphers the subjects that divide different generations of French people.

Of all the wonders of the world, there is only one thing that Nathalie, 54, and Lionel, a year older, love more than pistou soup: their children.

“We started dating when we were 18.

We then got together as they said,

then we got married ,

remembers the territorial official, sitting at his dining room table.

“To have children

,” says the former hairdresser with a lilting accent with a smile.

For her, it is the

“project”

of a life, for him

“the logical and natural sequence”

of things.

And this is how the couple had two children before even celebrating their thirtieth birthday.

“Anyway, at the time,

not having children

was not an option,

adds Nathalie, who does not intend to judge but to draw up an observation with simplicity.

Because to their great chagrin, their daughter Morgane, 26, does not see things the same way.

“I know I don’t want kids.

Besides, I hadn't asked myself the question before people asked me 'So, when is it due?',

says the young woman, standing behind her parents.

A couple for 8 years, the communications consultant and her partner Paul* live on the ground floor of the family home, a few kilometers from Aix-en-Provence.

His parents occupy the first floor.

“We are a very close-knit family

,” she assures, with a sparkling look in her eyes.

Very united, but in disagreement.

Because Morgane…

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Source: lefigaro

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