I am not really sure what to say because I don't want to sound like I am repeating the same things I see in every other posting here. I just can't believe that there are so many other people (women) going through what I am. My boyfriend of nearly 2 years was just put in jail for indecent exposure. He told me just after we met that he had been severely abused for most of his childhood. As a result of that, he has had problems with exposing himself. We thought he had been able to work through his problems, but it appears that he hasn't. Sometimes I am not sure how to help him. I want very much to be there for him and to support him, but sometimes he has trouble letting me in.
Lately he has started talking about getting married. I would very much like to spend my life with him, if I could know that this wouldn't happen again. I am encouraged because he is talking about getting professional help for the first time since I have known him. However part of me wonders if he will be able to get past this. Because I am so new to this sort of thing, I don't know how to deal with it sometimes.
I am very greatful that I happened to stumble across this site. Just being able to see that there are other people out there who are going through the same emotional struggles as I am really helps.
I would like to know if there are others in a similar situation as I though, dealing with him being in jail etc...
Some of my so called friends tell me that I am crazy to stay with him now, but I can't see turning my back on him when he is in need of love even more than he was before.