Pregnant Woman Blasted for Expecting Male Friend to Be 'Like a Father'

The internet has slammed a pregnant woman for expecting her male best friend to be like a father to the baby she found out she's expecting.

In a post shared on Reddit on Thursday, the woman's friend, a 26-year-old man who used a throwaway account called u/djthrowawayi, explained that the two have been friends since elementary school, but he's only ever seen her as a sister.

The man, whose fiance is also a close friend of the woman wrote: "Recently we had a get together where my friend said she couldn't drink since she was pregnant. We were all shocked since she was single and she admitted she fooled around with her ex and that might have gotten her pregnant.

"Her ex is across the country and an asshole so she really f'd up her life with this. I asked her if she was going to keep the baby thinking she might not but she exclaimed she would because I could help her raise it."

His friend said that because they are best friends he should act like the father and help her raise the child. And when he asked "where did you get that idea?" she got annoyed and said that because he's always been there for her "like a husband", and should also be there for her son "like a father."

He added: "I took a deep breath and told her I would always be her friend but I'm not the father so I'm not helping to raise her child and I'm not going to take a father role."

Right after he voiced his answer, the woman began shouting at him that he "abandoned" her and their friends told him he could have been nicer, although he thought that if he had been she would have gotten the wrong idea.

The post ended with: "My saving grace is that my fiancé and I were in another visiting her family and traveling for the month when the baby was conceived so no one thinks I'm the actual father. My friend has been trying to call me and I'm not sure if I should respond."

According to data by the United Nations Population Fund, each year almost half of all pregnancies are unintended, and over 60 percent of unintended pregnancies end in abortion.

Over 45 percent of all abortions performed globally are unsafe, and they hospitalize about 7 million women a year globally and cause 5 to 13 percent of all maternal deaths, one of the leading causes of maternal death.

The post which was first shared on the r/AmITheA**hole subreddit has gone viral, receiving over 10,000 upvotes and 655 comments.

One user commented: "Her thinking she could dump the responsibility of parenthood on you like this is just ridiculous. I'm hoping she's just not thinking clearly right now, and not that she's just this selfish of a person."

Another commented: "100[percent] [NotTheA**hole] you can be at best the fun Uncle. Not the father! Wtf was she thinking?"

A third said: "I have two male best friends, and one is my daughter's godfather and the other is her 'uncle.' I love them both like brothers, and I'm their sister. I'd never expect them to parent my daughter."

While another wrote: "[NotTheA**hole]. You needed to shut it down firmly and completely. Tell all those 'friends' they can step up and be a father for her child."

A fifth warned: "[NotTheA**hole]. Run. Run away. Run away VERY FAST. In 9 months he's going to get served for child support. Girl is unhinged."

And one suggested: "NTA and be careful that she doesn't forge your signature on the birth certificate, may sound crazy but has happened. There was a story of a Texas man that was forced to pay $82k child support for a child he had only met once and DNA proved he wasn't the father... so depending on where you live, you may want to take whatever precautions you can."

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