My Unmarried Sister is Pregnant Again...
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|Wed, 05-21-2003 - 4:45pm|
Erica is unmarried though, and has had a hard time finding the right job for herself. She is currently receiving aid from the state, and living with her boyfriend of one year who works, but has TWO other children whom he has to support himself, so he struggles financially. Don't get me wrong--my sister has provided a nice, loving home for my neice, and my neice receives plenty of love and attention from her large family that adores her and would give the world to her. The only thing is is that my sister struggles enough with one child--financially and emotionally. My parents help her out quite frequently with babysitting and money, and I feel that my sister was just starting to get things straightened out to prepare a comfortable life for she and my neice. And then she goes and gets pregnant. Her boyfriend does not even know, but he has explicitly told my sister he does not want another child until they are married and more prepared. My sister didn't tell him she was off birth control. She called me today with the news and I am very upset. It is not FAIR to my little neice (who's barely 2) that there is going to be another child in the picture. It would be one thing if my sister was married and more prepared to handle another, but she is not.
She and I are so very opposite. I just wish she'd have more common sense...and realize she should have been more careful and planned this pregnancy a little better. It angers me so much that women take having children so lightly. Another problem is is that just last week she was telling me she wanted to be single again, that she loved, but was not IN love with her current boyfriend. Go figure, now he's the father of her second baby. This is going to bring so much stress to the family. I feel like crying.