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My faith helped me cope with not having children, says May


Theresa May

Theresa May


Theresa May

Theresa May has told how not having children has been "very sad", but said her Christian faith had helped her to cope.

In a rare glimpse into her personal life, the Prime Minister said that instead of losing her faith, it helped her to deal with the tragedies.

She told LBC: "It's been very sad, it just turned out not to be possible. We are not the only couple that finds ourselves in that situation, and when you do I suppose you just get on with life"

Mrs May was 25 when her father, Rev Hugh Brasier, was killed in a car crash, and her mother, Zaidee, died a few months later.

"It did have quite an impact on me," Mrs May said. "I was very fortunate in that I had been married not that long beforehand and Philip has been a fantastic support for me. He really was my rock at that time.

"I was an only child, so I didn't have brothers and sisters that I could share it with. Suddenly, there I was without the two people who had brought me up and had meant so much to me.

"It did have an impact and I think part of that impact was about reinforcing the belief in and importance of public service that I'd learned from my parents. I think my faith helped in just being a support there for me."

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