THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I'm pregnant, and my boyfriend said he would help me but I don't know what to do. He said he would come and live with me, and my parents said it was OK. What should I do? - 15-year-old Martinez girl.
Here's what you had to say:
Xtreme reporter Amy Connell says: In all honesty, it may make things more difficult if your boyfriend moves in with you and your parents. The next few months of your life are going to be difficult enough without the added stress of your boyfriend living with you. You have to be sure you're ready to take that step, and he has to be sure he's ready to make that adjustment. Is he able and willing to support you financially and emotionally?
You also have to understand that you are putting yourself and your child in a predicament by not having a high school education. Also, if your boyfriend is planning on moving in with you, does he plan on marrying you? These are some of the things you have to ask yourself.
On the other hand, I think it's great that your parents are willing to let your boyfriend move in with you. There aren't many parents that would allow such a thing. It might make your pregnancy easier for you to have your boyfriend there all the time. You have to remember that it's not about you anymore - it's about the baby. If you keep that in mind, you will make the right decisions.
Just remember that you're very lucky to have parents who are so supportive of you. They will be your best friends for the next several months. You are also very lucky to have a boyfriend who's willing to take responsibility for his actions. In the end, everything will work out.
NEXT WEEK'S PROBLEM
I have a huge problem. One of my best friends is using me to get to my other best friend's boyfriend. What should I do?
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