My friends long-term partner was charged and imprisoned this year. He is also my friend. A few years back I was close to them both, but time gets away from us all and I hadn’t spent much time with them over the last year or so.
When I found out what had happened I knew my friend would be devastated. Her partner will be in jail for years, not weeks. I have messaged her a few times indicating I would love to see her, and we are planning a catch up in the next few weeks.
My conundrum is this: Do we talk about her partner? Do I pass on my best wishes? Do I just ask if she is okay? What is the best way to show my support to her, and by proxy, her imprisoned partner.
Thanks Homies, you’re the best! -Anonymous
Wow, I think this is the first time we’re discussing the topic of jails and prisons on Offbeat Home & Life. So let’s hear it from our Homies with imprisoned loved ones… How did your friends deal with it? What are the things you wish people would stop saying or doing? How are YOU dealing with it yourself?
What are the ways in which you best received, or wish you had received support?