What I Was Pregnant?

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A few weeks later, I found out that I was pregnant. I was only nineteen years old and still in school. My mother was shocked and angry, while my father took the news with more control. He told me that the fact that I was pregnant was not going to allow me to drop out of school again and that if I was to have the baby, I had to show responsibility by finishing my degree. So I did, with great results too. My family was proud of me for finishing school, and everybody was eager to meet the new baby coming to the family. When my boyfriend came back for his rest and recuperation time, we celebrated our wedding. After that, he left again, and I delivered our baby with my mother by my side. When my husband came back from Iraq he was angry, violent and awful towards me. I was young, a pretty girl and the typical traditional Italian woman who cleans, cook and cares for her child. It didn’t take me long to understand that he was poison for the marriage. At the same time, I didn’t know how to cope with the situation, and I was frequently crying. I remember writing a journal to try to keep track of the days that he was not awful to me,or that I didn’t cry, just to cling to the hope that it may pass and work out. As a consequence, I had become insecure of myself and scared. The thing I regret the most is the time I wasted over trying to fix a broken relationship, taking precious time away from my beautiful baby. As expected, my husband was discharged from the Army for Post Traumatic
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