DEAR DEIDRE: THINGS weren’t going well at all with my boyfriend of six years – then I found out I was pregnant.
From that point things really deteriorated.
Instead of talking things through with me, he immediately went out with his friend and didn’t come home until the early hours, absolutely stinking of booze.
The next morning he announced he’d be taking me for an abortion, as I didn’t have the right to dictate to him. I’m 27 and he’s 29.
He told me I couldn’t force him to be a dad before he was ready.
I’m so hurt and confused.
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I wasn’t ready to become a mum either but I really resent being told I’m trying to trap him.
I don’t know what to do and worry that I wouldn’t be able to afford a baby on my own anyway. I can’t stop sobbing.
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DEIDRE SAYS: All this will have come as a big shock to both of you.
But while it’s quite understandable that your boyfriend will feel scared, and no doubt be panicking, there is no excuse for trying to force you down a route you are not comfortable with.
You need urgent impartial advice to help you work out what is best for you.
Please contact the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas.org 03457 30 40 30).
They have counsellors who can help you decide what to do.