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The language we use when describing herpes

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Hi all!


I hope everyone is having a great week. I have enjoyed being in the background for the most part over the past few weeks as I have dealt with depression. I start counseling tomorrow and am looking forward to a church support group I joined to get over past hurts. However, today I think I might have had a slight break through. I really think I have been thinking about herpes in such a negative way that has me still feeling shame after 6months (post diagnosis). I thought to myself, what if I reframed it? Do you think it would be wrong for me to describe herpes as cold sores that come up in an inconvenient place?

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We encourage people to reframe how they look at herpes all the time ... I just say it's a nuisance skin condition in a really inconvenient place. Your description is accurate enough and puts it into a different perspective ... so ... why not??? :)


You might like these 2 links ... ;)




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