While pregnancy can occur accidentally, there are times when it is planned. However, there are times when only one of the partners may be aware of the plan to conceive. Do you think there is a chance that your girlfriend could be trying to trap you by getting pregnant? Here are some of the signs to look out for.
1. She talks about getting pregnant a lot. If your girlfriend is constantly mentioning that she would like to get pregnant or talking about baby names, it could be because she wants it to happen. If she has asked how you would feel about her getting pregnant, it’s because she is feeling you out to see how you would handle it. Note that talking about pregnancy alone does not necessarily mean she is trying to trap you.
2. There are problems in the relationship. Generally, your girlfriend will only see the need to trap you by getting pregnant if she suspects that you may want to leave her. In many cases in which girls trap their boyfriends into pregnancy, they may have broken up and gotten back together already. If you have been arguing more often or if problems have recently arisen in the relationship, then trapping you may seem like an option to her. Once again, problems alone are not a reason to suspect a pregnancy trap.
3. She no longer wants to practice “safe sex.” If your girlfriend suddenly no longer wants to use condoms, it could be because she is trying to get pregnant. When you suggest that you should continue to use them, she may get mad and may even question whether or not you really love her. Your girlfriend might say she’s on the birth control pill, but may not really be taking it or may be flushing it down the toilet to appear as though she is.
4. It is hinted that pregnancy can fix your problems. She may mention other couples who have children and now seem very happy. In a fairytale world this may sound ideal, but it couldn’t be any further from reality. If your relationship is struggling to begin with, having babies will only make it more complicated.
While you may not think that a pregnancy trap can affect your own relationship, it is actually fairly common among teenagers and young women – especially now, with the popularity of shows like “Teen Mom,” which glamorize pregnancy. Pregnancy is never something to take lightly, especially if there are already serious problems in your relationship. If you suspect that your girlfriend is trying to trap you into pregnancy, it is important to use condoms at all times and even reevaluate the relationship.