Hold on for this one.
My niece is pregnant and the baby daddy is in jail.
Let me get out my crystal ball and tell you how this one is going to end.
She works at target, he is in jail. When he gets out he isn't going to be able to find a job worth anything since he has a record. My sister has no money to help, since her and my brother are on government assistance. Might as well add my niece to that list. I feel as if this child is her excuse to not pursue a fruitful future. She always talked of having a baby because she wanted something to love. I hope she knows this isn't going to fill the whole that her childhood has caused.
My sister thinks i should somehow be happy for this new "addition". Why yes, let's continue our legacy by having broken people having babies. Instead of a college fund, we better get a therapy fund together. I have been in therapy for years and the pain of the damage that i allowed other people to inflict upon me is still unbearable at times.
My sister cannot understand why i am not able to stand by and watch my niece's life implode. Just thinking of her future gives me anxiety.
One more victim, one more casulty, one more child that is suppose to fix their parents.
This is why i never had children. Someone had to stop the cycle that my niece has now insisted on continuing.