I was pressured into abortion and now can't stop crying

Hi, it's the girl that wrote in before saying that my boyfriend and parents pressured me to have an abortion. I really think I am depressed as I cry at random times and can't stop crying. I have also cut myself before related to the abortion feeling that I should hurt myself for what I did.

This story was sent in on 13/02/2008

Editor's comment

Thanks for writing in again…

As I said, it sounds as if you are really struggling to make your decision work for you, but underneath your outward composure, you seem quite troubled.

Random tearfulness and self-harm can be related to abortion experiences and I encourage you to contact Optionline as soon as possible to find the support you need.

You do not need to try and cope with this alone. There is healing and hope for you.

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