CHER DEIDRE: I was in a right panic when I wrote to you. I’d been with my partner for four months, and suddenly I was pregnant with this child.
It’s not like we weren’t being careful – I was on the pill.
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But I’d started feeling sick all the time, and a quick Clear Blue test revealed I was two weeks pregnant.
Je suis 25, my partner’s 29 and we met on Hinge.
I’d just got out of a pretty awful long-term relationship – my ex regularly put me down and controlled everything – from my bank balance to the clothes I wore.
So I had planned on dipping my toe in the dating pool again.
But then I met my partner. Everything was going well until I found out that I was expecting.
I was scared to tell him as it was so early on in our relationship – what if it was all too much for him?
But you told me to be honest, que j'étais. Heureusement, my partner was thrilled.
Our daughter was born in October, and she’s our world.
Now we’re happier and stronger than ever.
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DEIDRE DIT: Honesty was certainly the best policy here – you needed your partner to know the full story in order to help make your own decision.
I’m so glad it all worked out for you.