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  1. @Elise I’m so sorry that you’re having a rough go of it, but I promise it DOES get better. It gets so much better. It’s amazing that you have your sister to support you ❤️ I disclosed my status to my friends and my family and their support in my diagnosis and my breakup were my saving grace. Try to keep your chin up, it’ll be tough for a while but time will heal. You did a really brave thing leaving a relationship that wasn’t right for you, you should be REALLY proud of yourself. Feel free to message me if you ever want to chat!
  2. It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here, but I want to share my story as this forum gave me hope in my darkest days following my diagnosis. Stories, like the one I’m about to share, helped me to know that there’s life after herpes when it felt like my life would never be the same. I was diagnosed in April 2015 after I had unprotected sex with the person I was in a relationship with. We had only been dating two months and about 10 days after our first unprotected encounter, I had my first (and worst) outbreak. When I told my partner he didn’t seem concerned, worried, etc - which
  3. Thank you for the response. I told him and obviously he was hurt and anxious and we won’t be continuing our relationship. I obviously understand and am so angry at myself for not dealing with this appropriately. This was my first disclosure and I don’t know what I was thinking. I was so hurt when this happened to me, I don’t know how I could have put someone else in my same position. I feel like an awful person. I knew that I had to tell him before we had sex but I was naive in thinking it’d be ok to mess around before telling him. I feel like a dirtball of a person. I’ll never make this same
  4. Quick Backstory: I was diagnosed with HSV2 almost exactly 3 years ago. I was dating my giver, I found out 2 months after we started dating, we continued our relationship for 3 years but recently broke up for reasons unrelated to HSV. So now I’m dating again and facing my first disclosure. I met someone a week ago and we have hung out 4 times in the last week. Until last night we had only kissed. I hadn’t planned on getting physical until we had the talk. Last night we messed around, ‘hand stuff’ only if you will. Now I’m super anxious and feel really guilty. I know you’re supposed to disc
  5. So encouraging to hear this! I just ended a 3 year relationship with the person who gave me H. I’m not ready to start dating yet, but the thought of dating with H always gives me anxiety. Honestly, it’s part of the reason I stayed in my last relationship as long as I did, even though my gut was telling me he wasn’t the one for me. People in my life tell me that I’m ‘such a catch’, and I often think ‘well you don’t know about my H secret’. Reading all the success stories on this site are helping me see that you can date successfully with H. Thanks for sharing!
  6. Hello, I'm 28 years old (female) and was diagnosed with herpes 2 days ago. I am devastated and have no idea how I will move forward with my life. II would really like a buddy to talk to. Gender doesn't matter but it would be great if my buddy lived in Maryland (as I live here). Please reach out to me if you are intersted in being my buddy.
  7. Hello all, I was diagnosed with herpes two days ago. I am devestated. I'm in a relationship for the first time in 7 years and my partner didnt know he had herpes, he's never had an outbreak. For the last two days all I've been able to do is cry. I can't believe this is happening to me, my life feels like its over, how will I live with this disease forever? Today has been really hard, I came back to work for the first time since my diagnosis. I don't know how I will make it through the day... my chest is burning and I feel like I'm constantly on the verge of a panic attack. I can't think about
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