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topic=139832.msg3372084#msg3372084 My boyfriend prefers me to be honest about his past, and when he was 18 years old he was convicted of multiple accounts of car burglary and spent 6 years in prison.
Sometimes, especially with family, it is hard to convince them that he and my rel with him deserve respect.
It's very frustrating and I become flustered when basically defending my decisions when I've never given indication that I might not have a handle on things. How can I better handle the interrogations, disbelief, and prejudice? I think you could either avoid mentioning it and make it clear it is not up for discussion if it does come up.
Once a criminal does not always mean always a criminal.
My friend had a hard road [email protected] wise and her husband even with his past warts, has been the best thing that has ever happened to her.
You could say something like "He made his choices and served his sentence.
He does not deserve to have it hanging over his head for the rest of his life."or "It would be unfair to judge him today on what he did in his youth - surely we have all done our share of mistakes."or "I am not debating this with you" My best friend is married to a man who gave the wrong 'friend' a ride when he was 18 and is still paying for it into his 40s.
It's thus unlikely that a felon can marry another felon while one of them is on probation or parole. Laws vary, but a prior marriage would probably be more likely to earn an exception than prior dating.
Dating alone would probably land a supervised party back in jail. However, if exception is granted, the terms of release still apply.
But in some circles, it's a completely serious and valid inquiry. Possibly -- but only when at least one of the felons is currently on probation or parole.