I'm 20 and am currently 30 weeks pregnant with my first child. It was an unexpected pregnancy. I had known the father since I was 15 but we were always in and out of contact due to the work I did. I was at the time very much in love with the father. We finally become official last year and six months later I fell pregnant. I was completely taken aback by this as for years he had said he was infertile and had actually told other people he was too.
When I confronted him about it he admitted there 'may be' a possibility that he could have children. Which obviously he could, I was pregnant. I told him I was and his whole demeanour instantly changed. He told me to get an abortion, broke it off with me and told me he didn't want anything to do with me or the child. Eventually I found out he had been cheating on me with several people (one of them a friend of mine of 10 years), and that he had gotten several girls pregnant before. At the beginning I tried to get him interested and change his mind on the baby, but he didn't want any responsibility or contact.
It's now been 4 months, he has since disappeared and I have been facing my pregnancy completely alone. I've lost all of my friends and even some of my family who believe you should be wed and have children. Throughout this I've had 'close' friends tell me to abort or adopt the child, but I couldn't possibly. I've grown so attached to my little bean and I've sacrificed everything to keep him. I want to prove everyone wrong, and show them that I can be the best mother for my child. I would do anything to give him the best future possible.
Right now I feel like nobody really understands what I'm going through and that I'm in this alone. I'm hoping there's someone on here that has gone through something similar and could offer some support. I really need a friend or two.
also, is it possible to live on centrelink single parenting payments?