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Do I Have to Tell My Partner I’m Pregnant If I Don’t Want to Be with Them Anymore?

Handling an unexpected pregnancy can be overwhelming, and experiencing relationship complications adds to the emotional burden. You can take solace in knowing that it is entirely up to you whether or not to tell your former partner.

That said, there are many things to consider before deciding whether to tell them.

You don’t have to do this by yourself. HeartReach Center can be there for you every step of the way. We offer you pregnancy services, resources, and support at no cost. Contact us to make an appointment.

Continue reading to discuss whether or not you should inform your partner about your pregnancy.

Personal Safety

Your first and most essential consideration should be your own well-being. If your partner has a history of abuse, or you’re concerned they may become violent upon hearing the news, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline. They’re available 24/7 and can help you plan for safety.

You might have worries about the various ways your partner could try to pressure you into a particular situation regarding your decision. It’s natural to feel apprehensive about how they might react or what they might expect from you in this scenario. 

Remember that the ultimate decision rests with you despite any external pressures or expectations. You have the right to choose the best choices for your well-being and future.

Think About Your Partner

You’re going through a lot, so it’s understandable if you’re prioritizing yourself during this time. However, take a moment to consider how your partner might be feeling. How would you feel if the roles were reversed?

If you’ve had a supportive relationship in the past, your partner may want to help you through this process even if you do not continue seeing each other. 

Opening a dialogue may provide closure for both of you, and you can gain additional assistance from your partner. They may be able to guide you through your pregnancy options of abortion, adoption, or parenting.

If you plan to parent, consider whether you want your child to have a relationship with their other parent. This decision could significantly impact both your lives in the long term.

You Are Not Alone

This is your pregnancy and your decision. Whether you decide to tell your partner or not, you don’t have to do this alone.

HeartReach Center is here to provide you with the guidance and support you need during this time. Talk to our compassionate staff about your options and take advantage of our no-cost pregnancy services.

Schedule a visit today. Also, ask about our mobile medical unit if you need more accessibility in your area.

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