Recently, Angie invited her friend Bonnie to meet for coffee. Ever since the semester began, Angie had been noticing that Bonnie seemed distant and not her normal, cheerful self.
Angie said, “Bonnie, is something wrong? You seem so sad, lately!”
Bonnie replied, “No, I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m fine!”
Even though Bonnie insisted nothing was wrong, she knew her friend was right. She had been struggling, especially over the past few months, with sadness that just would not go away. She didn’t even feel like going out with friends or attending activities that used to bring her happiness. She thought about the last few years and all she went through. Her rocky relationship with her boyfriend which eventually broke up, finding out she was pregnant and choosing abortion, and not being able to resume her life “as normal.” She felt emotional and worried she might always feel this way. She wasn’t sure what to do about it but decided it might be a good idea to talk to someone confidentially about what she had been going through.
If you have had an abortion, allowing others to come alongside of you during difficult times can help. When you have others involved, you can feel like you are not alone and more supported. By sharing your story with compassionate people, they can help you process through any sadness, grief, and anger you might be feeling.
If you feel you have been struggling with painful memories about your abortion experience, reach out to Restore. We provide free, non-judgmental, and compassionate post abortion care for teens and adults. All support is provided by our caring team, many of whom have personally experienced abortion. Call or text Restore at 630-599-0043 for more information or to schedule an appointment.