Annie Fox for Teens... Hey, Terra!

Annie (AKA Hey Terra!) has been around long enough to have experienced a lot of what Life can dish out. But, it hasn’t been so long that she's forgotten what it's like to be your age. Check out some of the thousands of email questions teens from around the world have sent to Terra. You may learn something useful from her answers:

Pregnancy:
“I am pregnant and my bf doesn't want anything to do with me.”

Hey Terra,

I am pregnant. My b/f said that he doesn't want anything to do with me or my baby and he is the father. He said that he'll find a new girl. I'm scared now I won't have a place. I can't tell my mom but I think she is going to find out soon. I'm trying to hide it as much as I can but I can't much longer. I'm so confused with all this. I don't know what to do anymore. I just ruined my life going out with him. He hits me and doesn't care about me. I can't live like this anymore and I'm going to be having a baby and it's not going to have a father. What am I supposed to tell her or him when they grow up? I can't do this. I have been thinking of going for abortion but I don't want to kill the kid. Then I was thinking of putting it up for adoption but I can't do that cause I will probably get really close to him or her and won't want to give it up. I just need some help right now. Someone to talk to and be there for me. I have no one really to talk to. Everyone is turning on me because now they think I'm a slut because I'm having a kid. I feel embarrassed to go anywhere now but will you please help me and be there for me and talk to me cuz I'm so confused and upset. Well if you can please help. Thank u.

Lost and Scared

Dear Lost and Scared,

You are going through a lot of stuff right now. Too much for one person to deal with all alone. You need to talk with your mom. She loves you and you will feel better turning to her for help. Tell her, "Mom, I have a big problem and I need your help figuring out what to do."

Talk to her.

In friendship,

Terra


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