Julia Molony: Do you ever secretly wish you’d never had children? You’re not alone

It's normal to regret, but speaking about it is difficult. Photo posed© Getty Images/iStockphoto

Julia Molony

A woman writes anonymously in a national newspaper. She doesn’t give her name because what she goes on to say transgresses one of the most sacred tenets of family life — that having a child automatically brings meaning and value and fulfilment to a parent’s life.