Dear Abby: I have never been in love before and I have just learned the man I’m seeing is a former felon. It was nothing having to do with sexual violence or killing anyone. I’m afraid if my family finds out, they will judge him. He works seven days a week and lives in a shelter because most places don’t want to rent to felons. He treats me good and takes me out for dinners.

Maybe I’m stupid for not being judgmental, but he’s a good person who has served his time for his crimes and he’s still being punished. Are people like him not allowed to be in love and have families, too? — In Love In Nebraska

Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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