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Real people writing about real problems.

My Story - To Encourage You

Have you ever been in a relationship that was intended to last just a little while… the kind of relationship that you know won’t be forever, but is fun for the present? That was my story when I was 21. I had just graduated college and was waitressing until I could launch my new career. Aaron* was working at the same restaurant until he left for the military. We had a great summer. Eventually, autumn arrived, and we said our good-byes as he left for boot camp.

Cultivating Gratitude

Are you reading these words simply because the article’s title annoyed you? As a visitor to this blog, we know that you are probably feeling some combination of sad, frustrated, scared, determined, and angry. “Grateful” surely does not top your list. So why would we write this article?

How Early Can I Find Out Who the Father Is?

This might be considered by some to be an awkward question. If you have just found out you’re pregnant, however, and need to be asking this question, it’s a really important one for you. It’s also important for you to be able to ask it in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. CareNet DuPage can be that environment for you.

I Can’t Afford Abortion!

If you’ve just discovered (or suspect) that you are pregnant, and if this was not your plan at this time, there are undoubtedly many questions racing through your head. Often, one of the first thoughts that comes to a woman’s mind is, “I can’t afford abortion!”

How Could This Happen to Me?

“How could this happen to me?” Have you ever been in a situation that caused you to ask this question? Are you in a place where these words are speaking to you? If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, they could certainly reflect what you are thinking and feeling at this time.