DEAR MISS MANNERS: What is the correct way to tell my boyfriend that I am pregnant? We have been dating for five years, but I do not know how he will react.
GENTLE READER: Neither does Miss Manners, but she believes that it would be a good idea for you to find out.
She recommends covering him with congratulations and kisses. While this is not likely to be a case where his delight or distress hangs on the wording of your statement, it is the gracious way to hint what reaction is expected.