What should I do when my partner is ready to have a baby, but I am not ready?
There’s a lot of responsibility when it comes to having a baby. If you know you’re not ready for that commitment or don’t foresee yourself parenting, it’s best if you don’t get pregnant until you’re certain.
It’s important to remember that communication is key in all relationships, and this is definitely something worth talking about.
Don’t hide things from your partner because you’re worried it will hurt their feelings. This won’t end well if you’re not honest. Be clear, direct and honest with how you feel.
Discuss your financial, living, and relationship status and whether you’re both ready for the challenges of co-parenting and the sacrifices that come with it.
Suggest saving money, talking to friends that have kids, getting all the advice possible, and planning ahead. This way, you’ll be prepared to give your baby the best life you can.
Whether you’re interested in being a parent later down the line or not at all, be honest about it. You and your partner can take the next step from there.