Getting a sibling when you are already an adult requires you to re-think and adjust to many things.
I am 43 years old and have been married for 25 years. We have three daughters. The eldest two are both married and pregnant. The youngest is 16 and getting ready for college. We have been very happy with our lovely family.
Over the past two years my periods have been receding. I thought I was approaching menopause, and my husband and I stopped using birth control. We are still having sex a few times a month. Over the past few weeks I have been feeling really unwell. The doctor confirmed yesterday that I am fourteen weeks pregnant.
As you can imagine this has been quite a shock to all of us. We have discussed it and of course for me and my husband there is only one option – to have the baby. My older daughters were surprised but they have accepted it.
However, my teenage daughter is very upset by it all. She does not want to speak to us, and stays out all day and as late as she can. She did say that the baby will ruin her future, but then she ran away and now she does not even look at me or my husband.
How do I help my teenage daughter accept the situation?