“It’s scary to me, because if she [has] cancer, she can’t tote the baby herself,” Michael said sadly. “Being a father to a child is one of the most important things for me. I feel so unhappy about it.”
“I love you so much,” Michael told Angela. “But the idea of not being a father is hard on me, you know?”
Angela wasn’t happy to hear about Michael’s doubts. She explained that she had wanted him to express unconditional love for her. “That’s good for you. That’s your answer,” she said. “And my answer is, maybe we shouldn’t get married…If a baby’s that important, Michael, we don’t need to get married.”
But Michael insisted that he had to wrestled with the question, and he just needed to take more time.
“Honestly, that’s not what I wanted to hear,” Angela confessed. She explained that she wanted Michael to “love [her] enough to just be with [her] without a baby.” If he couldn’t do that, she said, maybe they weren’t soulmates after all.
“If you’re that kind of man, it’s not your fault,” Angela told Michael. “But that’s not a man for me.”