Dear Miss Emily:

My boyfriend and I met 2 years ago, and on our 1st day we told each other our intentions and, at that time, we both wanted the same things e.g kids marrige....so now I live with him and he has changed his mind about wanting children when, to me, having children is all I'm living for. I don't know what I'd do if I could never have children. So what do you think I should do?

-----------------------------Miss Emily's advice---------------------------

Some people have made the proclamation "I don't want children" only to end up having them one day. But if that's what he's telling you, now, you're going to have to take him at his word. It's a pity he's backtracked on this issue, but that was on day one of your relationship and two years later something happened to change his mind. Whatever the reason, you couldn't consider marrying a man who doesn't want what you want (if he hasn't already changed his mind on marriage, as well). A bitter pill, indeed. But no matter how painful this is to you, it's time to make the tough choices: Move out, move on, or play this relationship out knowing that it won't likely end with a ring on your finger and a bun in the oven.