4 years ago, when I was 18, I got pregnant. My daughter was born prematurely, at 25 weeks. She lived only 17 days. Her father decided he didn't want to deal with any of it. We were too young to be parents and too immature to know how to support each other through such a loss.
It has taken me all of these 4 years to learn that my life didn't end when I lost them. I've finally made the decision to continue on with my life. But I don't know the proper way or time to tell a potential date about my past. Do I wait until we're a couple? Do I tell them on the first or second date? How do I keep from scaring them away without making them feel like I kept something from them? Is it too soon to be dating again?Send all of your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.