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What to Do About Unplanned Pregnancy

Group Therapy: OMG! I'm Pregnant!

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I have just found out that I am pregnant! For the first time in my 24 years of existance, I am having a pregnancy scare that has actually turned to a pregnancy reality. I am 8 weeks in but out of my mind thinking what I should do. The situation I am in becomes bit harder because I have only been dating my boyfriend for 3 months, and we have not known each other for more than 4 months. We met in Europe on a school trip we were both attending, and fell in love there. Back in the US we started a relationship that my family does not know about, and I have been trying to keep from them until I know this is a serious and lasting relationship. 

My boyfriend already has a daughter from a previous relationship, and he seems to be like a good father and a great family man. Although he is very new to my life, I have a great amount of respect and affection towards him and I have fallen in love with him in our short time together. I am at a crossroads with the news that I am pregnant because we are not married (my family is very traditional, and having a baby outside of marriage is a big no no for them,) I have also just started the first year of my masters degree two semesters ago, and most importantly I am not mentally or financially ready for a baby yet.

I have looked into my options, such as abortion, but he wants to have the baby and I am not so sure yet. I am running against my biological clock here as the further into the pregnancy I get, the more difficult this decision will be. Please readers, help me with some unbiased and judgement-free guidance for my situation. Thanks!

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