I’m currently in my second trimester of a pregnancy that came as a very big — and happy — surprise. When I started this journey I was going into it with a partner who was equally surprised, happy, and committed to building a cohesive family. Now, a mere nine weeks later, I’m doing this alone.
I am very, very lucky to have an extraordinary group of family and friends-made-family who are loving and supportive, but I’m struggling with feelings of profound sadness that I am now going to be a single parent. I’m hoping to reach out to people who have had similar experiences: how did you build a community while expecting, and how did/do you maintain a dialog with your partner about the pregnancy, birthing plans, and vision for the child’s future?
Bonus question: were there aspects of being partnerless that ended up surprising you by being awesome? — 2013reboot