Submitted by: Grace
I had my abortion in October of this past year. I feel like there is a certain societal pressure to be okay — to feel relief, to feel empowered.
I feel the exact opposite.
I know it was the right thing for me to do, but I can’t escape the empty feeling inside. I have pushed all of my friends away, turning to alcohol and lashing out at them.
Today would have been my due date. Every single time I see a pregnant woman or a woman with a child, my heart constricts and I can’t help but feel a pang of regret or think, “What if?”
I feel very alone. No matter how hard I try, I can’t feel what I think I am supposed to be feeling. I am glad I found this website to help me through it.