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It is never easy to prepare for a pregnancy announcement even when you are highly suspicious that it is coming. It is even harder when you are completely blindsided by the friend that was “totally done” with having babies, an unwed cousin, or a workplace nemesis. This article will help help you escape from that awful situation so that you can cry in solitude.
First, identify your safe cry place. Your vehicle is usually a good idea but if that is not a possibility, a bathroom stall is okay if you can wail silently. Other options might include a psychiatric ward of a hospital, a funeral service, or a feminine product aisle of your neighborhood Walmart.
Then, make a list of trigger words/phrases so that you can react swiftly. These phrases may include but are not limited to:
I have been dying to tell you…
I have some big news…
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