Unfortunately my partner and i split up and I moved thousands of kilometres away to make a fresh start. Only to find out I was pregnant. He really wanted me to have an abortion and despite knowing it was the best option for both of us, I just couldn't bring myself to do it. We split up on reasonable terms, knowing that our relationship couldn't work. He doesn't understand why I would keep a child under these circumstances and he is hugely disappointed with me for 'ruining both of our lives'. We don't have a future together and neither of us believe we should be stuck in an unhappy relationship because of the baby. So I am going it alone.
This is my first pregnancy and i really have no idea about anything. I am also living in a new town where I don't know anyone.
I'm not really sure why I am writing this, but I find myself reading through everyone elses comments each day and wanted to say how helpful this has been already. This seems like a very supportive environment and reading through other people's circumstances makes me feel stronger about my decison to keep this baby and raise it on my own.
Karen & Blake (8/11/2006)