I was 19 and in an emotionally abusive relationship.

I stayed with this person for over a year while saving money and planning out how to leave. He was never physically abusive but very jealous, possessive, and had beaten up a past boyfriend because I talked to him at Walmart and another person saw.

We were using condoms but I became pregnant.

I cried so much when I saw the positive test result. I knew I would have an abortion, which I did immediately. There was just no way I could try to raise a child with this person who’d become so possessive and scary. I left him shortly after.

Later I found out he had been secretly cheating on me and doing methamphetamine. I was so relieved to have this person completely out of my life when, if I would’ve had his child, I would’ve been tied to him forever.