Sometimes, don’t you wish you could go back and make a different decision than the one you made? At one point or another, we’ve all wished we had a crystal ball to show us the future before we went ahead and made that decision. Or, it would’ve been wonderful to have a time machine to go back and redo a wrong decision we made. Unfortunately, since none of us have a crystal ball or time machine, we’re stuck with making decisions and then dealing with the consequences.
Are you dealing with regret after making a quick pregnancy decision such as abortion? Perhaps you made this decision recently or even years ago. And now you feel isolated and alone. You don’t have to feel alone anymore. Our caring pregnancy consultants at Avenue Women’s Center are here to give you space to process what you’re thinking and feeling. We’re here to give you the resources you need to move forward.
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Processing Through Regret
In life, people sometimes experience good results by taking their time to make an educated, informed decision. Conversely, the places where people often experience the worst results had to do with making quick and, at times, uninformed decisions.
Crises have a way of prompting us to make quick decisions that can end in regret. This is often because we don’t take the time to get all the information we need. Or perhaps we make the decision based on fear. Because we live in a fast-paced society, we are used to doing things quickly. Why mail a letter when you can instant message someone? Or why take the time to prepare and cook a meal when you can pick up fast food? When we want our problems to go away, it can be tempting to take the quick route out by making fast decisions without researching the consequences of those actions.
Additionally, even when we take more time to decide, we can let fear sway our decisions. Fear can say we aren’t capable of handling the alternate decision. Or fear may tell us we will disappoint our loved ones if they find out our secret. This can be true when a woman experiences an unexpected pregnancy. She can give into fears about not having enough resources to raise a child or fearing the relationship will break up, making her a single mom. In the midst of a crisis, these fears can feel overwhelming. This may bring her to the point she has an abortion and then deals with the aftermath of regret.
Finding The Support you Need
Do you find yourself identifying with any of these feelings or experiences? It seems that there isn’t enough support sometimes for those who rushed into a pregnancy decision and later deal with regret. It’s important for you to know that you don’t have to go through this alone. This journey is difficult, but not impossible.
If you know of someone who has experienced an abortion and is feeling regret, there is help available. Avenue Women’s Center has been walking with women going through tough situations since 1981 and we want to walk with you, too. Our compassionate consultants can help you formulate a plan for healing and connect you with excellent resources to help you on your path.
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The information provided here is general in nature. It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention. Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.