Dating a sex offender reddit
Now, five-plus years removed from my offense, only two of those people have chosen to stay in touch with me.” He says that since his arrest, “I haven’t had a single day where I’ve met up with someone to watch a ballgame, hang out at the beach, or grab a bite to eat or a drink. DG and ST both admit they have struggled with this, but for different reasons. I seem to think that nobody would want to date me because I am a sex offender.
The fact that I’ve not done anything illegal in 15 years does little to alleviate that shame.
I have also had my car and my home vandalized because of it.
However, I am active in 12-step recovery for both sexual addiction and substance abuse, and the people in those programs are usually pretty accepting.
That has been the case for many years now.” He adds, “Due to his religious beliefs, my biological father has forsaken me.
My mother has been supportive, but not to the extent of extending herself out of her comfort zone.
JL says, “I have full custody of both my children and do everything in my power to protect them from the repercussions of this situation.
“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.
Please note: I have chosen to refer to the respondents only by their initials: DG, JL, and ST.