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Kel9 Mon 14-Sep-20 17:23:56

This is something I didn’t thing much about.. but this month my period was late... mainly because I’ve just come off the pill. My cycle was 43 days without a period. Which I know can be normal.

My partner was working away last week and I did panic slightly and wondered if I was pregnant.

This consumed me all week and I eventually did a test which was negative. I felt relieved 😅

Last night chatting away to my oh and I mentioned I did a test... he wasn’t happy. He couldn’t believe I had done a test and not told him, he was right of course. I just didn’t want to bother him when he was working away and I wasn’t ready to even thing that we could of been having a baby,

I feel rotten for not telling him and I don’t know why I withheld this... I suppose I didn’t think it over too much!!

Is there something you’ve not shared with your oh not thinking it was a big deal but boy were you wrong..., 🙃

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NotaCoolMum Mon 14-Sep-20 17:38:50

I did a test in the loo on my lunch break!! My (now ex) came home and I told him then! Lots of women surprise their partners with a positive! Are you TTC? X

Sassypants82 Mon 14-Sep-20 17:45:08

What? I really can't understand the problem. Did he expect tahr you would have waited until he was there to test?

I've been pregnant 4 times and each time I tested when it was convenient for me. I told my husband soon after.

I have done countless tests while TTC tagt were negative that I didn't mention..

ShebaShimmyShake Mon 14-Sep-20 17:54:23

I don't see the problem. I've done the same, test was negative so nothing to tell. I didn't see the point in worrying him before I even knew if there was an issue.

PlateTectonics Mon 14-Sep-20 17:55:36

I don't think you've done anything wrong here OP.

IncludeWomenInTheSequel Mon 14-Sep-20 18:00:35

I did a number of tests over about 3 or 4 days before I told my husband anything. The line was so faint that I just wanted to keep it to myself until I was sure.

MJMG2015 Mon 14-Sep-20 18:03:41

Ask him if he needs to know when you start your period, when you have a poo, when you yawn. It's YOUR body. FFS

Sakurami Mon 14-Sep-20 18:04:42

Well I have 4 kids and always tested first and then if positive, I've shown the test.

Kel9 Mon 14-Sep-20 18:45:41

I’m not trying to conceive just thought as I was late I’d make sure before I started to have a melt down 🙈

I don’t think it’s a big deal either god knows I would have said if we were pregnant lol but I was in Asda bogs during work time and just took the moment to get it over with.

Plus he was working there was no need to stir up a fuss over nothing 🤷‍♀️

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Dery Mon 14-Sep-20 18:51:56

"Last night chatting away to my oh and I mentioned I did a test... he wasn’t happy. He couldn’t believe I had done a test and not told him, he was right of course."

Like PP, I don't really see the problem here. If you had been TTC then I suppose I can see why he might have wanted to be party to the fact that a test was happening and what the result would be, but I don't quite get what was bothering him here.

I'm struck that you say "he was right of course". It may be that he would have appreciated knowing but I don't think you're wrong for not guessing that. I have periodically tested when my period was late (and when not TTC) and haven't discussed it with DH. From your "he was right of course" comment, it sounds a bit as if you are used to being made to feel wrong about things.

Aerial2020 Mon 14-Sep-20 18:54:30

What is he cross about? That you took a test without him there?

Why did he need to be there?

category12 Mon 14-Sep-20 19:00:10

He's being weird.

Perfectly normal to just take a test if you have doubts and there's no need to run it past your partner beforehand.

Kel9 Mon 14-Sep-20 20:21:26

It gets better... apparently he sees me in a different light!!! Wtf he’s brought it up again tonight

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FippertyGibbett Mon 14-Sep-20 20:23:58

You did a test so you could relax and not worry.
It was negative so I’m not sure what he’s getting uptight about.

Fidgety31 Mon 14-Sep-20 20:30:50

He may think you are trying to get pregnant . Guess that’s what he means when he says he sees you in a different light now

pog100 Mon 14-Sep-20 20:33:42

Well tell him you are seeing him in a different light, as a weirdly controlling fucking idiot.

user165423256322 Mon 14-Sep-20 20:35:55

Well tell him you are seeing him in a different light, as a weirdly controlling fucking idiot.

My thought too.

Mammyloveswine Mon 14-Sep-20 20:57:05

You've done nothing wrong at all op!

I told my friend before my husband about ds1 as confused in her that I suspected I was pregnant and she brought me the test!

Mammyloveswine Mon 14-Sep-20 20:57:42

Confided in her... not confused!

Aerial2020 Mon 14-Sep-20 21:11:52

Different light? What does that mean?
That you have your own choices with your body or that you don't tell him every single thing to with your body??


Bunnymumy Mon 14-Sep-20 21:17:30

Controlling alert.

Wtf should you have to tell him anything anyway? Unless its positive it's really none of his buisness.

SoulofanAggron Mon 14-Sep-20 21:26:04

I’m not trying to conceive just thought as I was late I’d make sure before I started to have a melt down

What are you doing for contraception? Don't say the pull out method, please. shock What are your plans for contraception in future? He sounds stroppy, so I wouldn't advise having his baby.
You can communicate in whatever way you like. My ex tried to dictate how open I was and whether I communicated in person or by messenger etc (easier for me sometimes as I'm not very assertive.) I plan not to let a bloke try to dictate this again. They either live with how I feel best able to communicate, or they can fuck off.

By saying it's changed how he sees you, he's trying to manipulate you into behaving in the way he wants.

itsallaloadofshite Mon 14-Sep-20 21:26:13

So would he have expected to watch you pee on the pregnancy test? My DP has never watched me take a test or known about most of them and there's been a lot.
He's being really strange imo, why is he still fixated on it? Is his life rather boring? So if you was pregnant and surprised him would he of had a full meltdown because he wasn't there to watch you take the test?

Kel9 Mon 14-Sep-20 21:55:00

No I made it clear I don’t want any more children. I already have one and don’t want any more. I think he was pissed because we tell each other most things. To me I genuinely never thought about it just fine it no big deal!

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Kel9 Mon 14-Sep-20 21:58:07

I’m just off the pill as I bled all the way through it so came off it end of July. We had unprotected sex which just happened. My body can’t handle hormones so I think I’m going to try the copper coil

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