I am twenty-two years old, seven weeks pregnant, and I have no support. Everyone wants me to get an abortion: my mom, sisters, boyfriend, and his brother. They say it’s not the right time. I have graduated from college already and only have fifteen credits to graduate from university; however, my boyfriend has no degree at all and he has been trying to go to university but failed some classes and also has taken breaks here and there. (He’s the same age as me.)
We are at just typical call center jobs right now so financially it’s hard. I am willing to try to make it work and really want this baby. But people say we are ruining our lives: I am destroying my boyfriend’s life, he will never go to school, we will struggle, and I am making a mistake. My mother is a single mother of five and we are on Social Services so she really doesn’t want me to follow her steps. She wants me to get a house, a car, and I tell her I will. It’s not impossible, but it takes time. She says if I have this ‘mistake,’ she will not help and support me.
I think I am strong enough to try and everyone else is not thinking about the good side of anything.
What do I do? What do you think?