“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.
For that, I am immensely grateful.”Are you able to maintain supportive friendships?
“In terms of connections and friendships, rejection has been the norm; without question, this is the most difficult part of living as a sex offender. Have you been rejected by anyone because you are a registered offender?
Prior to my arrest, I had a thriving (albeit stressful) career, with hundreds of friends on both personal and business levels. Dating and romantic relationships can be hard for registered offenders. But I think my issues with this are more tied to my low self-esteem than anything else.
Please note: I have chosen to refer to the respondents only by their initials: DG, JL, and ST.
This was done to protect them and to encourage completely honest responses. Have you been rejected by anyone because you are a registered offender?