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What would you do?

We live in a world in which we do not truly know anyone around us. Whether they are our family members, friends, neighbours or simply a stranger at a bar. Anyone we know could at this moment be burying a body in their backyard, slitting somebodys throat or drowning a kitten. Yet, tomorrow, when the two of you meet again, you would not even be aware of their gruesome act! As a psychology student, I believe that there is a reason behind everything people do. Even though I believe that killing is wrong, I find myself continously sympathising with "monsters", because I am convinced that something terrible must have happened to have made them that way. However, MANY disagree. So, partially off topic, my question to you is this; what would you do if your partner told you they were a serial killer? Bearing in mind that they trusted you enough with their secret...

Turn them in

2 votes / 50% 2 votes / 50 %

Encourage them to turn themselves in

1 votes / 25% 1 votes / 25 %

Run away

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Kill them

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Continue loving them

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Commit suicide

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Help them stop what they do

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Try to understand why they do what they do

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Other Specify in comments section

1 votes / 25% 1 votes / 25 %
This poll has received 4 vote(s) so far.

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Comments

msiduri wrote on April 12, 2015, 6:05 PM

OUCH. This is very hard to every think about. One of the reason I went to all the trouble of marrying him is that I believed it unlikely that he so anything destructive. Yet if he told me, the first thing I would do is to make sure the cat and I were away and safe. I'd contact my family and make sure they all knew and were safe, then I'd encourage him to turn himself in. If he didn't, then I'd turn him in myself. No question. Regardless of why he did such horrible things, he can't be in a place where he'd do anything like that again. Also, the families of his victims ought to know what happened to their loved ones. I don't find serial killed fascinating any more than I find, say, bubonic plague fascinating.

MegL wrote on April 13, 2015, 1:32 AM

You would definitely have to get away to be safe. Someone telling you something like this might well mean you were next on the list!

Deema wrote on April 15, 2015, 9:04 AM

WOW, I actually did not expect such a response. This is quite mind boggling. I feel quite weird now for not agreeing. However, we are all quite different, and looking deeper, you make a lot of sense.

Deema wrote on April 15, 2015, 9:06 AM

LOL I know, you would think that right, but honestly we will just never know and that is the scary, crazy thing! Or maybe I should just stop watching so many movies and series!

Deema wrote on April 15, 2015, 9:10 AM

Aww, no man, I feel like people like that maybe just could no longer keep the secret to themselves.

msiduri wrote on April 17, 2015, 10:02 AM

I guess perhaps because I grew up with an abusive alcoholic stepfather, whom I would gladly have turned into the police—or to the devil himself—if anyone would have listened to me, I see things as a little less romantic than others might. Not that I would have taken him out and shot him, but the question I pose, and posed as a kid is: why do I need this garbage in my life? If some psychologist and some such wants to study it FINE, but do so with its fangs removed.

Kasman wrote on April 17, 2015, 4:50 PM

They only course of action open to any right-thinking person is to turn them in to the authorities before they kill anyone else.