Seri - posted on 09/18/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )
First off, let me explain my situation. I'm 17, my boyfriend is 21. His ex girlfriend is pregnant and due in November. I'm still in high school and I work a part time job, while he works the same hours as I'm in school, so we barely get to see each other as it is right now. Once his son is born, we're going to have even less time to spend together, because he'll need to be with his son and I understand that. But with the hours of the night that we get to see each other at, he's going to be tired and asleep or putting his son to sleep and we aren't going to be able to see much of each other. I can handle that for awhile, but the thing is, I graduate in May and then we plan on moving in together, but I'll be going to college and still working the same hours, so this will be going on for about a year and half. Not only will I not get to see him that often, but I also won't get to see his son that often. This really breaks my heart because I really want to be a part of his son's life and he wants me to be a part of it too and with me only being able to be around a few hours of the day, I'm going to miss a lot of his first two years. I really want to be there for both of them, but there's two big complications; One, I'm not going to have the time to be there for them and Two, I don't know HOW to be there for them both. I'm still only 17 and while I may be mature for my age, I'm not sure how to juggle a job, college, a boyfriend, and a child. I guess I'm just needing some advice from maybe moms who were young when they had their children, or who were still going to school and working while raising children, or maybe someone who's been in a situation like mine.. And help would be greatly appreciated..