would you rat on your significant other?
July 13, 2010 3:54am CST
i asked my girlfriend ( completely joking but trying to sound serious ) if she had found out after us being together for ten years that i had killed someone and got away with it would she turn me in to the authorities lol she said yes and didnt even hesitate lol i said what if there were circumstances such as self defence of protecting someone she still said it didn't matter lol so my question is would you rat on your significant other? if you found out they broke the law before you were together and got away with it?
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13 Jul 10
Haha. I'm seriously laughing my butt off here! lol. Good idea! I'll try asking my girlfriend about it. lol. I wonder what she would say about it. As for me, I don't think I can do that to my girlfriend or to my friend. If they want to kill me, well that's a different story. lol. Kidding. I don't think I could rat someone who's very close to me. If my girlfriend broke the law, I mean if she killed someone or she stole something I would run with her and hide from the authorities! Hey, lovers can be partners in crime right? lol.
27 Jul 10
hi there! at first i'd say yes of course, i am a security conscious. and besides if he's done crime to other people in the past i would not feel comfortable about him after. because he can do it to me too. i will not be secured enough after knowing that secret of his then. besides, a crime done is still a crime even if it is hidden for years. and i believe that we can't hide anything after all. all secrets will still be revealed. but then too, it would hurt for sure. i just prayed it won't happen ever to me. happy mylotting!
19 Jul 10
ducja1, I feel that there will always be a difference in the way men and women handle issues such as this. Women are more emotional and security conscious, so they will definitely be unable to see anything further to committed crime especially one that involves taking of a life. Even if the circumstances are arguable and legitimate. Killing or the taking of a life does not go down well with every one and having dealt with such individuals before I can assure you that the person I used to know is really a changed person because such an act is really the epic of horrendous misdemeanors. So, you really cannot expect your other half not to loose their sense of security around you when you are involved in such an act. Last but not least, I believe there is an established mechanism in every human being which is called conscience where it actually tells and draws the boundary lines for us. Whatever, the reasons or circumstances may be, all of us need to come to terms with ourselves when we break the law and the killing even if it is one which is of self defense will need to be addressed by the law to clear your of premeditated act of murder. I just do not see how we could live with that conscience of having killed a person, where even if my SO does not rat me out - I think I will have to surrender myself to the law to clear my name. No one is above the law, at the end of the day.
13 Jul 10
I think yes, unless there was a very good reason, but usually that is never the case, so yes, I think I would. I think it is important for criminals to suffer the consequences of what they do, so they can move on with their lives and become better people afterwards, and that goes for who ever it would happen to be, even if it was my significant other!