A Problem Shared is a Problem HalvedBy anonymous on 12/02/2012
About four years ago, I fell pregnant, it wasn't planned and I decided my best option was to have an abortion. I arranged the whole thing on my own and told no one what I was going through or had planned to do. For me it would have made it real that it was actually happening and I was actually going through with this.
The day came to have the abortion and it only hit me when I had the scan to ensure I was over 7 weeks, I looked briefly at the scan but didn't really take it in. I came home and I felt relief, sadness but I knew it was for the best. I think the hardest thing for me afterwards was living with what I had done, the guilt, the bitterness , the anger. I don't feel guilty anymore or angry or bitter. My only regret is that I went through it on my own. I told a close friend a few years afterwards and she was shocked I'd gone through that on my own.
If your reading this and you have a decision to make don't do it on your own. A problem shared is always a problem halved.