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Unexpected and Uncertain

She's five weeks gone and I'm feeling a massive mixture of happiness and panic, added to a collasal amount of fright.

In Aug 08, I'm going to be a Dad!

I am 29, with a career that means I travel internationally at least 100 nights of the year.  Plus I have just started a part time MBA.

She is my girlfriend, 27, and working/studying part time.  Our relationship has been rocky in the past, and we've been close to splitting up a few times - always driven by me, if I'm honest - which is why we are not married.

How am I going to learn how to be a Dad?  Everything is about to change and I am so scared.  What if we continue to have a rocky relationship and that rubs off on the child??

The real problem is that none of my friends have gone through this yet, and I have no-one to speak to apart from my Parents (and hers) who we haven't told yet anyway..

I would love to get in touch with others who are going through this and similar situations right now, or have some wise words for me..  I really need all the help I can get, I am happy, really, but so scared!

NewDad1978 NewDad1978 26-30, M Dec 12, 2007

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