THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
I've been dating my boyfriend for about five months. He's never met my family. We're going to head to my parent's house later this month. They've met online and I'm excited for them to meet in person. I'm not excited to have my boyfriend meet my brother and his wife. They've both been in and out of jail. My brother just got out of prison a year ago. They're planning to be there the same time we're there. I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never even mentioned that I have a brother. It never came up! Now it's weird that we've been dating five months and I'm going to introduce my police officer boyfriend to my ex-con brother and sister-in-law. I think I need to find a way to bring it up before we go, but now I've gotten inside my own head on this and have made it a bigger thing than it is. I googled this and found out 1 in 8 Americans has a felon in their family tree. That was according to Ancestry.com. I'm sure it's not a big deal. I just feel like I should have found a way to tell him about it a long time ago. What do you think?
Signed – Awkward Date
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