The other day, I overheard the husband making some "getting to know you" conversation with a young couple who run a food booth next to ours at the Sunday Market. When asked if we had any children, husband responded, "No..." And then went on to declare that the reason for this was that "we've always been so busy working...!"
I honestly don't know if he came up with that response because he believed my fertility issues were nobody's business... Or if that's what he actually believes. I've never known him to have the ability to come up with quick, plausible fabrications to substitute for divulging sensitive truths in social situations. Granted, we are not often together in social situations among people we don't know well. But if this is a skill he possesses, I've never seen him use it.
Which is why I'm more prone to think that this is what he actually believes: that we were too busy to have a family.
And I find that more than a little disturbing.