Dating a man recently released from prison
When they have visits, that’s the only time they clean up. If how they talk doesn’t match the style in their correspondence, that’s a clue. Each day guys, and gals, who went to prison for white-collar crimes come home with thoughts of resuming a normal life. There are some challenges though. Some of them went to prison single, most all come out single. That means they’ll have some explaining to do unless they want to live by themselves in a cabin out in Idaho.
You’ve listed all of the pros and cons and have ultimately decided, why not? Are the restrictions on your time, energy, emotions and other areas of your life limiting your desirability in “normal” dating situations?
How might you manage if there is a change in their release date? This doesn’t mean they’re likely to do that crime again. A robber, drug dealer, person who has assaulted, sexually offended, or taken another’s life, who has gone unchanged, is for sure a poor choice. I’m sure these aren’t your thoughts, but I’ve heard stranger. Remember, you may start your search for a loved one in , but ideally you want them to come home and stay home. If they can’t make time for work in here, where skills are of no real consequence, what will they do out there?
The more you know up front, the better prepared you will be. What it does mean is that that’s part of their history. Know what they are doing to change, to better themselves. Some may find having a partner in such a limited capacity a plus. Others may want someone weeks from returning to society. Or, find a person who’ll fall in love with you, get out and help raise your kids? Whatever your expectations, be realistic with them. If they’re in prison for assault and going to seg for fighting frequently, that’s a clue. If their time is spent watching all the TV series and talk shows, if they play cards all day, then what aspirations do they have?
Once someone has emerged from prison, everything is going to take more time than it did prior to the experience, especially finding that significant other to complete your life.
But who knows, you may even find someone who has also done a little prison time too …