Unmarried and childless: socially frowned upon?
A person in a long-term relationship refuses to get married and has decided to not have children; their partner commits to the same arrangements for shared career reasons, lifestyle preferences, and philosophical views.
In some cultures, this is considered selfish and immature to the degree of being disowned for disgracing the family. They may be ostracized as crazy and suspicious by members of proper society.
(Please select one option for each question below.)
1. What do you think about this couple's type of attitude and behaviour?
2. How can such a person respond in a tactful manner after being asked persistently in a casual way about their life plans by professional colleagues?