"I'm afraid," I finally said. "I'm afraid of getting into a relationship and having kids and then deciding I never wanted them. I'm afraid of having kids and realising I can't love them. I'm afraid of kids living the same kind of childhood I had."
She laughed. "What is it with all men who are afraid of commitment?"
"I'm not afraid of commitment," I replied, smiling. "I'm quite happy to commit to the woman that makes me happy, but I'm just afraid of having kids. I'm afraid of feeling tied down. So I'd be happy to commit to a relationship of mutual happiness, but that's all."
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