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"At the age of 25 I have children, who need me."

The above sentence is a translation of a sentence from a narrative that's told in the present tense (hence "I have" instead of "I had"). My question is, should there be a comma before "who"? If you leave out the comma the implication is that she also had children who did not need her.

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If you leave out the comma the implication is that she also had children who did not need her.

This is what I think:
Not necessarily, no. The application of the comma changes the focus in the sentence.

"I have children who need me" means I have responsibilities.
In "I have children, who need me," "who need me" is an aside.
 
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