Dating a sex offender reddit
My close friends in both programs know my entire history, and they accept that what I did is part of my past but it doesn’t define who I am today.I also have a couple of non-recovery friends who know my full story and accept me as I am today, not as the offender that I once was. For instance, there are a few people that I really do like, but I have not shared my full background with them because I sense it would cause problems.”JL says that at times she has been rejected by friends and people she went to school with.He says, “They’ve all been supportive, but it’s been difficult for them to deal with the shame and stigma.My mom even needed to go to therapy to work through her anxiety and depression, and to understand that what I did was not her fault.I have also had my car and my home vandalized because of it.
My mother has been supportive, but not to the extent of extending herself out of her comfort zone.My brother has been the most nonjudgmental and available, and although we both have very different worldviews, I’ve appreciated his willingness to talk whenever I’ve reached out to him.” He notes that his ex-wife has been his strongest supporter.“Of everyone affected by the horrible choice I made that resulted in me having to register, she, without a doubt, has the right to hate me the most. Words cannot begin to describe how much that has meant to me.”Both JL and ST are parents, and that is complicated by their status as a registered offender.“She’s never judged me through this whole situation, and she definitely doesn’t agree with me being on the registry.” JL says that her relationship with her father, however, has been strained.