Reasons Why Herpes Positive People Settle In Relationships

“I know this relationship is toxic, but it is so freaking hard to leave.”

Whether we want to admit it or not, sometimes we settle in life —in our jobs, in our friendships, in our relationships. For many of us it’s a lot easier to suck things up and hope they get better, than to make a change.

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Breaking The Silence Of Having Herpes


Many people have asked me: “What made you go public with your diagnosis?”

To be honest, going public is something I never thought of doing in the first few years following my diagnosis.

That for me was the most horrific thing I could do.

Tell people I have herpes? Are you kidding? I can barely look at my doctor in the eyes when discussing my diagnosis.

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3 Common Mistakes People With Herpes Make

Being diagnosed with herpes can be challenging. You probably didn’t expect your medical test results to come back positive for a STD let alone herpes!

A number of thoughts might go through your head, ranging from “this isn’t happening” to “My life is ruined!”…

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The Most Painful Part of Herpes Is the Stigma

We’re told by our doctor how this virus affects us physically, and how to treat and manage such symptoms. But we’re never told how this might affect our psychological wellbeing.

 Following our diagnosis many negative feelings often emerge. Shame, guilt, anger, disgust, low self-esteem, depression, isolation, loneliness… just to name a few. All because herpes has been stigmatized in our society.

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Dating With Genital Herpes

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with genital herpes, you may be wondering, like I did, what your dating life will look like. 

Thinking back about all the times I dated someone new after being diagnosed with genital herpes, I came to the realization that no matter how different my partners were from each other in the sense of age, race and personality, there was one thing that was always the same in all of my relationships…

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