Our expert says:
Dads really need to learn that at 29, no woman is ANYBODY's baby ; but that she still deserves support and respect. I understand that you are concerned about how your father may react to discovering that you are pregnant, but let's be clear what the alternatives really are. Isn't it sure that he will find out, sooner or later, from you, even accidentally, or from someone else ? SO isn't your choice more about whether he will find our soon and from you, with you having some control over telling him, rather than later when you may have no control over the circumstances, and he may be additionally upset about not being told ?
What is most sad is that twice you have got together with men who walked out on hearing of the pregnancy and refused to take responsibility for their actions --- a pregnancy, except for the very first Christmas, requires rthe participation of TWO people.
ou have been unfortunate, but you have not deliberately let down or disappointed your dad. And if he can't react with compassion and support, then he would be disappointing you.
Don't do anything stupid, but speak to a counsellor --- maybe even calling Lifeline --- and talk this through.
And if that bf doesn't come back ( and a sample from him will be needed for DNA tests, if he insists on those ) ; go to the Maintenance COurt and have the court order him to pay proper maintenance for his child.
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