56 Copyright 2023 Marline E. Pearson Sliding into sex can lead to having a child too soon. Most of us probably agree that having a child ought to be at the top of the relationship pyramid after commitment/ marriage so as to provide an advantageous environment for the child. Sample But for many, a baby comes along before the other aspects of a relationship ever develop. Distribute Think about it from the eyes of a child. You can always break up with a partner, but a child can’t break up with a parent. That child will probably long for a relationship with the other parent. Sliding into sexual relationships can lead to an unplanned pregnancy (or 2nd pregnancy) either because you went beyond where you intended sexually or you did not use contraception carefully. Ask yourself: Are you at a place in life where you are ready and able to commit/marry and parent? And, would the person you got pregnant with be ready to commit for the long haul to raise a child together? If you are a parent now, ask yourself about the benefits of waiting on having a second child until you are more settled with school and employment and with a committed partner/married. You can always break up someone you like, but a child can’t break up with a parent. Sex and Sliding Do Not sex and sliding
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