UNPLANNED PREGNANCY HELP FOR GUYS
My girlfriend is pregnant – now what?
If your girlfriend or wife told you that she thinks that she’s pregnant, or the pregnancy home test she took is positive, here’s some quick advice that may be of benefit to you right now:
Listen. The pregnancy situation involves more than just you. There are now three lives to think about and make decisions for.
Stay Calm. She needs your support as a boyfriend or husband now more than ever. She may be carrying the baby, but you are both parents, and regardless of your relationship in the future, that baby needs you in its life to offer love and support as it grows up.
Talk About it. Not only with each other, but prepare to talk with parents and others close to the situation. Hiding the news from people who can genuinely help you only increases the stress.
Express yourself honestly. It’s normal to have feelings of anger, frustration and fear. But make sure she knows she is not alone.
Gather all the facts. Get all the information and seek wise counsel so you can make the best decision for both of you.
Don’t bail. The more you run from this, the harder it becomes to think and act clearly.
Don’t pressure her. Applying pressure will only push her away and possibly into a regretful situation. Work together as a team.
Don’t forget. You have a very active role in this situation. Listen to input as well as give your thoughts.
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