I had an abortion in December last year.

I had an abortion in December last year. It was a joint decision between my boyfriend and me. However, I still think about it everyday and still get really sad, and keep thinking, ‘Did I make the right decision?’ and ‘Will I regret it for the rest of my life?’ My boyfriend is very supportive and is always there for me. Editor’s note: Thanks for writing in…It sounds as if you made a decision based on what was difficult about your circumstances without really taking into account what this meant to you in terms of your emotions, your conscience, instinct and beliefs. In other words, I suspect that your head was telling you one thing, with all its logic about the problems a pregnancy brings, and your heart is now giving you a different message, one of pain, having not been given time to express its deeper thoughts and feelings when you made your decision. It sounds as if you would benefit from some kind and compassionate support from your nearest centre. You would have the time and space to express your feelings, understand them and come to terms with them. The Journey, as it’s called, will help to get you to a better place than the one you’re in now and help you deal with the sadness and regret you feel. Be brave and call to make an appointment.

This story was sent in on 17/03/2009

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