A woman was with her boyfriend for eight months before she revealed a “big secret” about her past.
Writing on Reddit, the 23-year-old wanted advice on how to forgive and forget – or break up with the 26-year-old – now that he knows the truth.
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“This started when a friend came back to our town to visit us,” wrote the woman, who is from the United States.
“I was at my bf’s place that night. We drank and had fun … and we all got along.
“His friend made a joke about his criminal record. I immediately thought, ‘Criminal record? What criminal record?’
“Bf looked at him and it was obvious that he should be quiet and I told him that his friend knew he was dead.”
When the woman asked her boyfriend about it, he told her it was nothing, and said they would talk about it later.
But the situation had changed in the room, so the friend left the couple to talk about it.
The boyfriend then admitted that they were arrested for assault and other charges on two separate occasions.
“He said it was just a fight and it happens,” he wrote.
“I’ve never had a fight in my life, but boys fight sometimes I know.”
But he wasn’t done yet. There was more to his crime story.
“THEN he told me that he robbed 2 different stores again and was not caught,” said the woman.
“He broke into a local shop at night and took money from the cash machine.
“He did this in another store but he didn’t take anything.
“I didn’t really say anything. I didn’t know what to say. He was upset and apologetic.”
What to do?
The woman decided to take a break from her boyfriend, and turned to Reddit for advice on what to do next.
“I don’t know what to think,” she said.
“He lied to me the whole time we knew each other… He said he didn’t want to tell me because he didn’t want me to leave him.”
“I never thought he would ever be violent. He’s like the sweetest guy I’ve ever been with.
“The more I think about it, the more angry I get. That’s the biggest secret to keep from your gf in my opinion.
“I feel like there must be something else he is not telling me, but I could be wrong.
“Is this a situation where I really have to break up with him?”
The tip of the iceberg?
Reddit users were shocked by the woman’s story.
“Perhaps his friend was happy to understand how he feels about that thing because it might be a little bit,” thought another person. “I wouldn’t stay there if I were you.”
“I don’t even know what it is about him – that he has a criminal background or that he was hiding it but it came out by accident,” wrote another.
“They’re always so sweet until they’re not,” said another.
Some commenters advised the woman to hold her own and find out the facts for herself.
“If you haven’t watched it yet, please do so,” someone said.
“Find all the counties he lives in and go to the county clerks’ websites,” wrote another. “That’s where you’ll find criminal records and civil cases.”
“You can usually find court records online,” wrote a third. “They will not explain in detail, but they will include what the cases were about and when they happened.”
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