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Love Letters: When Do I Talk About My Criminal Past?07:53

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Today's letter writer wonders: when is it a good time to disclose one's criminal past?

I am post-divorce plus a few long-term relationships. A handful of years ago during a particularly difficult time, I succumbed to all the life pressures that surrounded me and committed a series of "white collar" illegal acts within a short time period of time (less than a few months).

When authorities became involved, our writer "confessed and cooperated. I didn't even try to justify my actions or defend myself against the charges, aside from working out a plea."

But, she asks, "am I un-datable?"

We ask a panel of experts and you, our listeners, to weigh in.



This segment aired on March 4, 2011.

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