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How would you feel or react to this...?



Feb 17, 2021
United States
How would you feel/react if you had an unexpected pregnancy 5 years into a relationship then upon announcing it to your boyfriend, who has anxiety issues, he has a panic attack about finances and figuring everything out during it considering you both were unemployed, living at your seperate parents? He shares he doesnt know if he is ready to be a father but he will do whatever he can to make it work.

Then once he calmed down, he wrote you a letter apologizing about the panic attack and explains his panic, then wants to support you and figure everything out.

How would you react/feel about him panicking to this situation?

Would you feel like he does not love you or does not want to be with you?


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Feb 7, 2021
I think, while the panic is horrible for you, it is a process for him. He is understandably worried about your financial situation, probably had to go through the emotions about being your actual life partner, rather than your boyfriend, also the prospect of being a Father too, whether he could and would be a good one. I would try to understand his shock, give him a little break, after all, he has tried to make it right. And many congratulations to you both!

I was hideously horrible when I fell pregnant with mine, those initial hormones. Ended up testing in a panic, testing my Husband at the time on the phone while he was at work as part of a get out/apology. No romance in our conceptions! 😂


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Feb 6, 2021
Punta Gorda, Florida, USA
I think it would be good for both of you if you attended therapy sessions together to express your thoughts and feelings to a therapist and to each other in a non-judgmental atmosphere.


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Jan 4, 2021
Southern USA
Oh my dear, an unexpected pregnancy will do that!
A complete life changing event and you both are now responsible for a whole another
person, life and stable mental health for all 3 of you.
"I wish I knew then what I know now"
Blessings and Congratulations. ❤

(My ex husband ran to the bathroom and threw up when I told him I was pregnant 40 years ago...lol)
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