Carolyn Hax: After 5 years of staying mum about truth, it’s time to talk to therapist

Adapted from a recent online discussion.Dear Carolyn: I got my girlfriend pregnant by accident when we were at the tail end of grad school together. We were both 27 at the time. I was ambivalent and leaned toward not continuing the pregnancy, but she wanted the baby, so we had a son and continued our relationship but did not get married. Much was made of this by my family and hers, for years. Even as she and I were living and raising a child together and finishing our grad work, the only question anyone ever asked us (or at least me) was, “When are you going to get married?” Read full article >>
 
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After 5 years of staying mum about truth, it’s time to talk to therapist
Dear Carolyn: I got my girlfriend pregnant by accident when we were at the tail end of grad school together. We were both 27 at the time. I was ambivalent and leaned toward not continuing the pregnancy, but she wanted the baby, so we had a son and continued our relationship but did not get married. Much was made of this by my family and hers, for years. Even as she and I were living and raising a child together and finishing our grad work, the only question anyone ever asked us (or at least me) was, “When are you going to get married?”
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