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FML - The follow-up

Today, I found out I'm pregnant. It's okay, I know who the father is: my ex-boyfriend, who moved to Japan last week. FML

juno_op Say more :
Hiii, I'm the OP. thanks for all the lovely comments, although there's a few that aren't very nice. I'm 24 btw, not 16, and I did use birth control, but you do know it's only 99% safe, right? These things can sadly happen. And we broke up because he was going.
By juno_op - / Monday 11 February 2013 18:17 / United Kingdom - Birmingham
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By  kyleekay  |  24

I hope for your baby's sake that you two broke up on good terms, and that it wasn't a really rough split. If you choose to have your baby your ex can still help you provide for him/her, it just won't be as simple since he's in another country. Good luck, OP. Definitely a tough situation.

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By  paperroll880  |  16

That gives a whole new meaning to ".. Moving far far away.."

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  VannahJane  |  17

The whole point is that there is no new meaning

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  ShannyAK  |  16

Lol I love ops username!

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  oj101  |  33

Japan's Yen is strong, plus they often earn six figures and pay very little tax (expats), and Japan has very conservative views on family life, so getting generous child support won't be a problem at all. A friend I know gets $1600 a week from his dad who works in China.

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#110 Yes the yen is extremely strong ( last time I checked 72yen to 1usd ) . The cost of living in Japan is astronomical. Certain areas such as Tokyo cost of living is extremely high. Most jobs in a non executive position, don't pay as high.

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  oj101  |  33

#116 - Expats usually live in a serviced apartment and have a hired car paid for by the company. They also get a ton of benefits (two flights home per year, company credit card, executive access) so basically, their expenses are only food and miscellaneous expenses- working abroad is mainly earning money to enjoy for when you go back home.

By  NothernNightmare  |  18

Get him to move back in the next nine months!!!

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  xStaciexLynnx  |  15

15- Maybe they broke up because the boyfriend got offered an opportunity in Japan and op didn't want to go? I would think that's the best possibilitt and maybe something can be worked out for them to at least coparent peacefully.

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  _krystallynn_  |  11

a baby should have his/her father in its life.

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  AH1Zviper  |  15

It would be cool, but OP would have to get used to driving on the wrong side of the road.

By  ducki1989  |  4

You could always show up to japan, unexpectedly and then dropped the bomb on him.

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  ICastillo  |  24

You Dropped a bomb on me!!! It Reminded me of that song.

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  doritowhore  |  9

Oh yes, because travelling to an entirely different continent and just showing up, if she even knew the address, is a very convenient and sane idea! Props to you!

By  kyleekay  |  24

I hope for your baby's sake that you two broke up on good terms, and that it wasn't a really rough split. If you choose to have your baby your ex can still help you provide for him/her, it just won't be as simple since he's in another country. Good luck, OP. Definitely a tough situation.

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  DutchBasterd  |  15

baby's sake ? baby's don't have Sake i hope..

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  BeccaHugs  |  17

If you're not smart enough to not get pregnant before you're ready then you are sure as hell NOT allowed to "choose" to have the baby or not. You (OP) made the mistake and now you have to take on the responsibilities.

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  squideth  |  18

104 keep your anti-woman shit to yourself. A woman's body is her own, not for you or the government to control, ever. Women aren't cattle to be used for breeding; they're human beings. And don't you even think of trying to rationalize that a small bunch if cells is worth more than the actual grown living being harboring them, because that's complete sexist bullshit.

By  Lucia_Malpense  |  14

What was his name? Desmond?

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