I , legitimately, walk the planet on a daily basis knowing that there is someone out there that wants to physically harm me. It’s also the easiest way to find yourself outside of my circle of friends.
I live knowing that, at any minute, Mike could return. And it kept me alive every day before and every day after. I’m not asking you to understand what I’ve been through, but I am asking you to understand that my strength is there. Before my abuse I searched for answers about religion.
After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads. I'd never encountered this on my dating adventures thus far and stuttered, "Well, I guess that's who you were when you were younger..didn't kill anyone, right? However, he did some other sketchy things compounded with this info which resulted in a quick dismissal, but it did leave me thinking about it. I know a couple of friends who've been arrested for theft and possession. When someone tells you they've been arrested for drug possession, people automatically freak out, (OMG!
If you met someone you were attracted to and seemed to be really great, would you let this hiccup in the past affect a potential relationship? I have been arrested a few times, I still hold a government clearance, I own a nice car and a nice house. DRUGS DRUGS DRUGS) and get this idea that they are some type of drug kingpin, or cooking crystal meth in their basement on weekends.
And I’m only able to do this because on a hot July afternoon I picked up my broken body from the concrete floor and limped out of the door, without looking backward. Nobody was there to protect me from the madness, nor did they hold me by the arm while I walked on a strained ankle and battered knee. But I didn’t, knowing that if I took even a second longer than necessary he might kill me. It wasn’t easy to come home to a house that didn’t have electricity or running water. I wasn’t sure who made decisions or why they were made, but I wanted to find out.
It would bother me if it was in the last 10 years and depending on what it was and if he learned from it. Many people are in jail for weird reasons, so I wouldn't automatically label them as criminals. If it were for something innocuous like a case of mistaken identity, or someone making false charges that were later dropped, then that wouldn't be a problem. I was taken aback by his candor and he bluntly asked how I felt about that?
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Some forums can only be seen by registered members. I was taken aback by his candor and he bluntly asked how I felt about that? Learned my lesson: Never smoking pot out in public again.
He was released after the charges were proven to be false. I did date a guy who was in prison for quite some time. He said he never wanted to go back and it was life changing.
He said he never wanted to go back and it was life changing. For example, a few years back I went on two dates with a guy who blurted out on our first date he'd spent some time in the clink for theft, in his teens.