By Anonymous - 06/08/2015 19:37 - Canada
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Well I guess you're not going to be invited to the baby shower. But on the bright side there's no way you could've known, and now you don't have to live a lie!
YDI for being judgmental
I agree with you. I'm at the same age where lots of my school friends are having kids weirdly early, but you know what? quite a few of them are doing a really good job of it. and I don't think any new mother needs to be told she is gonna fail from the start if there's a chance she could do a good job like some of the people I know are doing.
While it's quite possible for a teen parent to do a great job of raising a kid, it makes his/her life a lot more difficult in the long run without a college education/high-paying job for job security; teen parents have to quit school early and get working right away for dirt pay, and advancing higher takes a lot more work. Many can cope with the situation and raise good children, but it's hardly ideal.
Having an opinion is okay and ranting about said opinion is totally okay, as well. All you have to do is explain to her that you are her best friend and that you will be there for her every step of the way.
Be there for her and support her, don't be that person who's not a friend anymore due to a difference in opinion
This exactly! My BFF in high school told me she was pregnant but I didn't believe her because it wasn't the first time she said it. She actually was and I felt like a horrible person because when she needed me I wasn't there. Good for her for cutting me out her life, but when a teenager finds out they're pregnant they need support and love.
Well your friend was stupid for getting knocked up. You just said the cold truth.
93- We don't know that. Perhaps she IS prepared. There is nothing in this FML to suggest how the teenager feels about being pregnant or what she's going to do about it. We have no idea whether she's going to have an abortion, give the child up for adoption, or raise it herself. She may have thought it all through. Of course I don't think that teenage pregnancy is a good thing and obviously it's best to wait until you're financially and mentally ready before having a child. However, there are plenty of adults who also have sex and aren't ready for a child. Are they 'stupid' too?
I think they are all watching too much mtv. It is their decision to ruin their lives, so just do you and watch the disaster unfold.