Originally Posted by KathleenGrant
Got married because I became pregnant. It was the done thing back in the day and absolutely expected by both families. I thought I loved him but who knows really.
We stayed together 16 years all the same before he said he never really loved me and left. I felt sad for myself but never blamed him for leaving. I can't forgive him not being part of his children's lives though.
My mother got pregnant as a teenager and was browbeaten into marrying my father.
I blame my grandmother for me being born.
At the same time, if we're being honest, that kind of story isn't unique in this country.