Problems with the father...and the baby isn't even here yet...I NEED ADVICE
Question: Should I stay with him?
Total Votes: 6
I am 17 and am 5 1/2 months pregnant with my first (a little girl). Her father and I have been together for a year tomorrow and things are really difficult. We were in the middle of a break up when I found out and got back together just for her. My parents are allowing me to live with them for the next three years while I am finishing college and getting my nursing degree, so I don't need his support. I am not sure why I am with him still though...I guess mainly for our unborn daughter. I don't want to cut him out of her life, but him and his family do not have and won't provide a safe environment for her. I don't want her to grow up without a father, but I don't want to put her through life with unhappy parents. I work 3 jobs, more than 40 hours a week, and am enrolled in school full time, not only that but I also help with my two younger siblings and the household work for my parents. He has only two jobs, not even 30 hours a week, is not in school, has no other responsibilities, is 20 years old, and doesn't even have a driver's license. My mom tells me that I don't need to stay with him just for the sake of the baby, but I would like to have some other opinions on what to do.