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  •  Ah, but you stated you wish someone (2+ / 0-)
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    has "hammered home" the idea you could keep your baby.  THAT is not non-biased advice. That's an AGENDA. And I understand that you felt the counselor you talked to didn't do that, but pointed out the very real hardships young single mothers face. THAT is actually non-biased advice.  Teen motherhood is damned hard. Loving your child isn't enough.

    Too many young women romanticize it, want9ng someone to love them as they will love their baby.  Babies are work. They cost a lot of money--and the person hammering home that option won't tell you that. Welfare today doesn't last forever, and it is far less than you can live on comfortably. Pointing out the difficulties teen mothers face is giving you info you need to make an informed decision. Merely hammering home the possibility that you can choose teen motherhood without spelling out what you willf ace realistically is NOT non-biased.

    I taught GED classes in small-town FL.  Every woman there except one was a single Mom, and a teen Mom at that. I got a very realistic view from them on what they were facing. They'd dropped out of high school --one had a college scholarship and lost it when she became pregnant because it was to a church-affiliated school, and single mothers were sinners--and were living on welfare. If they got the GED, they could get into a  brief medical program to became a CNA (not much above minimum wage; my husband worked as one) or a medical assistant.  Their futures were not that bright.

    I am sorry your egret your decision.  But I strongly suspect that the counselors simply told you the unvarnished truth about teen motherhood. You got the truth. CPCs do NOT tell the truth.

    I recommended seeing a therapist because your reaction is very atypical.  If you are depressed, they can help you sort out your feelings and deal with them.

    Personally, I think you made the right choice.

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Thu Jun 06, 2013 at 12:06:16 PM PDT

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