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Avenue Women’s Center Blog

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“He Doesn’t Know I’m Not on the Same Page as Him”

When it comes to your pregnancy decision, being on a different page than your significant other can be hard, especially if he doesn’t know how you’re feeling. Maybe he wants to continue the pregnancy, and you can’t image raising a child right now. Or maybe he thinks an abortion is the best solution, but you’re worried about the effects an abortion may have on your body and emotions. Many women worry that if their significant other knew how they were really feeling about the pregnancy, it might create conflict in the relationship or even cause the relationship to end altogether. However you’re feeling about your pregnancy decision, it’s important to remember that how YOU feel matters and your voice deserves to be heard.

‘I’m Pregnant and We Just Broke Up”

Finding out you are unexpectedly pregnant is often a stressful and confusing time for women. A woman’s relationship with the father of the baby can be critical for how she views her readiness to handle a pregnancy. A good relationship and communication between a couple who finds themselves unexpectedly pregnant can ease the stress significantly, no matter what decision they make moving forward.

Making a Pregnancy Decision Without Him

Facing an unexpected pregnancy without your partner’s involvement can compound an already difficult decision. You might be feeling scared, overwhelmed, or frustrated in his absence. Maybe the relationship was more casual, perhaps it recently ended, maybe fear is driving him to be physically and emotionally unavailable, or maybe he just doesn’t want to be involved. Maybe he told you “I support whatever you decide,” which is well-meaning but can leave a woman feeling alone in a pregnancy decision. What’s worse are the negative stigmas and judgements you might be experiencing that often get associated with single pregnant women. But you didn’t get into this situation on your own, and you don’t have to face it alone either.

Listening Well

Listening well is a skill that doesn’t always come naturally. However, it’s a skill that can be developed with the right tools. The ability to listen is a major component of most successful relationships and plays a role with significant others, friends, and family alike. Read today’s blog for more info on listening skills.

Pregnant by My Best Friend

Our blog doesn’t shy away from discussing complicated pregnancy-related issues. Today’s topic fits into that category. What happens when you find out you are pregnant by your best friend? You never intended this to happen. You may have never even intended to sleep together. How do you navigate this tricky situation?