Unwed And Pregnant

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Help Me! - November 28

I am a 23 year old still living with my parents. I am pregnant and need to tell my dad. I want to raise this child on my own and the baby's father wants nothing to do with it. How do I break this news to my father?

 

lindsay - November 28

i'm happy for you that you are taking responsibility in raising your child on your own with or without the father, it takes a strong person to do that. if you can raise this child then you are capable of telling your father. even if he gets mad at you, he will respect you for telling him. good luck to you

 

Kristen - November 28

If he seems disappointed or angry at first don't worry he'll get over it and will be there to support you. Good luck

 

Shawna - November 28

I was 22, unwed, living at home and pregnant. My parents were not very happy, but they were very supportive. I hope your dad will understand and offer you the support you need. Please remember you can always find support here!

 

Shannon - November 29

I had the hardest time telling my parents when I found out, and I have been with my boyfriend for 6 years! Its very difficult to bring up to your parents that you are proggo even when your well in the range of childbaring age. My parents gussed cuz I didn't drink at thanksgiving, but they waited till I told them to say anything. My dh bugged me the whole time at dinner to tell them, and when it finnaly came out they were so happy. I was sure that my mom would go running in tears... but they were both happy. What I am trying to say is that even if you think your dad is going to kill you why not just try him, you might be pleasently surprised. If not, don't sweat it, he'll come around!

 

Shannon - November 29

^ lol Proggo... oh and I forgot to add I am 22.

 

erin - November 29

I think maybe his first reaction might not be the greatest, but give him time to think it over. Being honest is the best way. And let him know that he will have an important role in this child's life, especially because right now there will be no father in it's life. He will be an important male influence. Good luck! I hope things go well. I was really scared of the same thing when I was 18 and pregnant. My mom ended up telling my dad and when I finally went home and faced him for the first time he reacted totally opposite to what I expected. I knew he wasn't happy with the news but he came right up and hugged me as soon as I walked in the door.

 

erin - November 29

Oh, and by the way, good for you for taking on the responsibility of raising your child! You will never regret it and it will be the most rewarding thing you ever do!

 

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