I dated a girl and never told my parents when I was 16 because she lived in another state and I was a rookie driver knowing that I wouldn’t be allowed to make the commute. Even though she was on birth control, I got her pregnant. we agreed to give her up for adoption. She changed her mind about 2 months before giving birth and we had a big fight and she kicked me out of her life. She has a different number, lives by the Atlantic, I live by the Pacific. She moved several years ago, and has a new life with a husband. I never told my parents anything. They are really conservative and Catholic, and I wouldn’t know where to start. She and I don’t talk much, she doesn’t want me in their lives. Every time I tell a new romantic interest, they leave because of the baggage I carry. It is a lonely road.