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Taking on Father Role When Not the Dad










QUESTION:

My girlfriend and I have been dating for 4 months now. She found out she is pregnant in December but just told me last week. The thing is I'm not the father. She went on a trip to Mexico 5 months ago to see her family and met a guy and had sex. This was before we met. The other guy doesn't want anything to do with the baby.

I'm upset about the fact it's not mine, but I love my girlfriend and I'm willing to take on the role of being the father. Is it right?




ANSWER:

Yes, it is right. My brother met a girl when she was pregnant and stuck with her and helped raise her baby for several years; totally a class act. And while the relationship didn't work out, he still takes great pride in her daughter, who appreciates him as the closest she came to having a father.

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