Why He’ll Never Understand Your Pregnancy

The Stir / December 11, 2010

Pregnancy, for a dad, can feel like an awkward office-party where you’re the new employee. It’s as though you have to paste on a forced smile that you have to wear for months. Not fake, just forced. The feeling is completely sincere — you are genuinely pleased and happy (if you like your partner and want for her to be pregnant, that is, and even sometimes if not) — but you feel the need to show it outwardly in ways that don’t feel natural. Read more