I accidentally got my girlfriend pregnant – what should I do?

Hi PG.net,

I accidentally got my girlfriend pregnant and I really do not know what to do.

She is surprisingly cool about it all, and her parents are not nearly as angry as I thought they would be. However this almost makes things worse as before I was pretty certain that the only option was to have an abortion but now keeping the baby almost seems feasible and not such a bad idea.

I do realise though that if I have a baby it will be something future girlfriends may be bothered about if we didn’t stay together, that it will be a big time and money commitment and mainly I do not even know if I want to be with my girlfriend. This is the most difficult part – for her she would be happy to settle down with me. I am not sure if I am happy settling down with her.

What should I do?

AB

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Hi AB,

Firstly it is her choice.. not much you can do about that if she is keen to keep the baby.

However, I can suggest that you let her know your concerns and that she is fully aware that she may end up being a single mother. This might have a significant impact on her decisions and at least, down the line, if it does not work out you were totally clear and transparent with her form the outset.

Good luck!

PG.net

 

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