I dated the same guy for seven years. He got into some trouble, and I went to his court appointment with him. When his time came to speak with the judge, the judge said,”I don’t know how else you are going to learn if I don’t send you to Summit County jail. The court is going to recess, so you just sitting there until then and think about this.” He was looking at 30 days. When the judge came back, he asked if my boyfriend had anything to say. My bf said no. It was at that time I raised my hand and asked if I might address the court. The judge told me to stand and asked who I was. I said,”I am his gf your honor. I’m not asking you not to punish him your honor, but I am asking for an alternative sentence.” He asked,”Why?””Well your honor, he finally has a good job, working for Asplunde, and they’re training him as a tree trimmer. He finally has a good car. Other than this incident he is finally doing well for himself. If he goes to jail, he’s going to loose all of that. || ||” The judge looked at me and said,”What if I found you a better looking guy, with a better job and nicer car? What difference would it make to you?!” I burst out sobbing.”Your honor we have known each other since we were 14. He was with me when my father died. We’ve been through a lot together. You could not possibly replace him.” The judge asked,”Well then what do you suggest?””What about 30 days house arrest and an alcohol ankle bracelet?” The judge then looked at my bf and said,”You’re very lucky to have her, though I doubt you deserve her. And if it wasn’t for her, you would be going to jail because I’m going to grant her request.” || For thirty days, even sick, I walked to his house every day to see him. One week from his sentence being up I went to his house where he had a friend over. Randomly he friend asks if I know about Sydney. I say,”Who the fuck is Sydney?” He made his friend leave. For years after I continue to ask who Sydney was. Come to find out, its a friend of the guy who brought up her name and she’s seventeen. And the entire time we were together he was with her. I found out through Facebook. He would even talk with her online while I slept in his bed. During the time we were together and I was faithful, I contracted an STI & an STD. And she knew about me the whole time. Her name is Sydney O’Donnell and she lives in Goodyear Heights, Ohio. She has two kids with Mitch Warren, who is also friends with my now-ex, Cory Stair.