We know it can be nerve-racking to tell your partner, let alone anyone, about your decisions regarding your pregnancy. If you can, it’s best to keep open communication between you and those you trust, including your partner.
Honesty is Key
Honest communication is essential in relationships, especially when facing an unplanned pregnancy. Working through the situation and weighing your options together may be healthier. If you are unsure, consider why you may have feelings of doubt when it comes to sharing your abortion decision.
Consider Your Partner’s Feelings
Your partner should have some say in your pregnancy decision, as it will affect you both. You could be surprised at your partner’s response towards you. He may want to consider other options. Or he may be worried about the risks of abortion.
Though the final decision is up to you, your partner may have valuable insight you haven’t thought of yet. If you desire to, let your partner know their opinion is important to you, but the final say is yours.
Your Safety is Important
Though we encourage you to share your thoughts and decision-making process with your partner, safety is the most important thing.
If you feel unsafe sharing your thoughts with your partner, contact the domestic violence hotline for help developing a safety plan. No one should ever pressure you into a decision or make you feel unsafe in your pregnancy journey. Both manipulation and pressure are never ok.
Receive Support Today
If you need more help talking to your partner or have additional questions about abortion, we can discuss your options. First, confirm your pregnancy at our center to determine your options at no cost to you.
Contact our team at Pathway to Hope today to learn more. We are here for you.