so i'm 5 months pregnant. it was completely unexpected (i took a morning after pill. surprise! doesn't always work haha), and my boyfriend and i were in a long distance relationship. we decided to keep the baby and move in together, and both of us have never been happier.
my boyfriend's mother has been so supportive, hasn't questioned our decision and is so excited to be a grandmother. my parents on the other hand...from the moment the found out i was pregnant, they've been trying to pressure us to put the baby up for adoption, and everytime i talk to them they ask why we aren't married yet.
i've told them many many many times i will not even consider adoption. i see no need, since my boyfriend has an excellent job, we have our own house, and we're both able adults who love each other. i've also told them my boyfriend and i will get married when we're ready. i want to get married, but my boyfriend is dealing with the consequences in his religion about getting a woman pregnant outside of marriage already, so i don't want to pressure him or make him feel bad. i've also explained this to my parents, but they just respond with "tell him to man up and marry you" or "he's not a real man if he won't marry you".
my boyfriend is amazing, and he treats me so so well. i just wish my parents could see that.
how do i keep a positive relationship with my parents while not letting them feel like they can just say whatever they want? i'm grateful that they love me enough to say anything at all, but i'm ready for them to just accept the situation and be happy.
Answer by lucky35 at 2:36 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
Answer by shilohsmama425 at 4:14 PM on Mar. 10, 2011