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While our objective is not to judge, we want you to have a sense of security.You deserve to feel good in love and be safe in all ways — mentally, spiritually and physically.

The character Mystery was created by Erik von Markovic in the late 1990s for his performances as a mentalist, titled Natural Magic.

It has done magic performances in many places, including Toronto, Las Vegas and Hollywood.

Anyone who regularly causes trouble or acts out can put you in harm’s way. If your boyfriend is now 40 years old and he was a juvenile offender at age 15, you don’t want to necessarily hold this against him. Keep your wits about you, get the facts, and be open to hearing the whole story. Again, there is a big difference between someone spending the night in prison and a hardened criminal who just came home from a fifteen-year stint in the slammer. If he is still feel like things are everyone else’s fault, that is a bad sign. If you have even the slightest bit of doubt, then it is time bid your prison lover a fond adieu, especially if you have children. Is this person open and honest about what happened?

Remember, rule number one is always that you deserve to be happy and in a healthy relationship. Is the crime indicative of who they are now or who they were? If it is the latter, I would probably advise you to run. Evolved adults take responsibility for their lives and their actions. Has this person worked on removing the belief system that made them commit the crime to begin with? In the case of the woman who sent me the advice letter, her partner was not open or honest.

So you meet someone interesting, start dating and then he confesses to you that he has a prison record. One plot-line has the women trying to figure out whether they should continue to date shady convicts and ex-cons.

A few years ago, one of my reality TV guilty pleasures was the VH1 show “Mob Wives.” The hot buttered mess of a show follows a group of Staten Island women whose fathers, husbands and boyfriends are all currently or formerly incarcerated.

However, the majority of black men are not criminals.

It seems ridiculous to have to state this but I wanted to be clear.

No one looks down at their smiling baby girl and hopes that one day she will grow up and date a felon.

Unfortunately, according to the advocacy group The Sentencing Project, “The United States is the world’s leader in incarceration with 2.2 million people currently in the nation’s prisons or jails — a 500% increase over the past thirty years.” Five hundred percent more people are incarcerated now than around the time most of us were kids or just being born. Add in the fact that we live in the era of the prison industrial complex amd the startling and upsetting fact that according to the NAACP, “If current trends continue, one in three black males born today can expect to spend time in prison during his lifetime.”With these factors, if you count African American men as your dating pool then there are strong odds that your great man could be on the unfortunate side of these troubling statistics.

I certainly don’t want to be judged for who I was 20 years ago. Does this person have a victim mentality or own up to the fact that he committed a crime? For example, anyone with a history of violence against women will continue with these issues in different forms unless receiving some sort of treatment. She learned about his criminal past from an acquaintance. While, none of us should be judged by our pasts, you should always be open about your life to a potential life partner.

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