I’m 22 and have recently found out I was pregnant.I’m 22 and have recently found out I was pregnant. I had booked a termination but after speaking with my partner, we decided mutually to keep it. Recently we have been arguing loads and he's been making empty promises of saying he'll be there for me and he's not. I’m constantly stressed and crying about it; my hormones are all over the place. I even bought him a baby book to make him understand what I’m likely to be like; he read it for about 15 minutes and hasn't touched it since. I feel like I'm banging my head off a brick wall. Maybe we're too young to keep this child; we've been together for five years. I’ve already had a termination with my partner. I’ve tried to explain how I feel to him but he doesn't seem to listen and then we end up literally screaming at each other. He grabbed me by the throat after threatening to slap me. I’m now scared as to how far he'll go. Editor’s note: Thanks for writing in…It sounds like there is a lot more to your story than you’ve written about. You seem very insecure in your relationship despite the time you’ve spent together; and especially in the light of the threat of physical violence. You haven’t said much either about why you had your previous termination and I wonder how that is affecting you. I think it would help you to talk through what’s happening with you at your nearest centre, not only with regard to your decision, but also with regard to your safety and the nature of your relationship. Get in touch as soon as you can.
This story was sent in on 15/03/2009