This week's Topic: Giving yourself permission to be imperfect!!!

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I was diagnosed with genital herpes type 1 last year right b

I was diagnosed with genital herpes type 1 last year right before I was about to turn 17. I was on xanax really bad & don’t remember much from the whole month of March/April ? I don’t even remember. But it was bad. I don’t know who I got it from, cause apparently I had sex with 3 people in the same week. I am disgusted in myself still. As soon as I got diagnosed, I tried to confide in my brother & a friend or 2. I trusted them. I just needed comfort. Next thing I know I’m getting all these harassing Facebook messages & calls from unknown numbers calling me nasty & a *** & basically just telling me I should kill myself. A year later & I still think they’re right. I mean half of me believes I’m not worth anything because of what I did to myself, but the other half of me knows I never asked for this, this was never intentional, & w***ver took advantage of me when I was off drugs is the one in the wrong. To this day though, I’m stuck between 2 options. Die. Or move out of state. I don’t want to die but that seems like the easiest way to stop feeling this pain. I’ve always struggled with lack of self confidence but since last year it went up to a whole new level.

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Sep 22

Do not let this harassment rule or significantly influence your life.

The people who are harassing you are *wrong*. Their conduct is despicable and cannot be defended. The same applies to whoever broke your confidence. It’s these people who should be feeling unworthy and hopeless— *not you.*

As for you: you are a worthwhile person who is still young. Please do the following:
1. Get off social media and block anyone who harassed you online or by phone. Change your mobile number.
2. If not already done, get the treatment you need for the emotional distress and the herpes. If you are still in school, a counselor there might be able to direct you. If your financial resources are limited, find a clinic or health care center with a sliding scale.
3. Recognize the following: We all make mistakes— that’s the nature of life. Please don’t dwell on your past errors— just do your best to correct them and move on. You’re in good company, because we *all* do things we regret. Every one of us.
4. What is a future that would interest or excite you? Start thinking about this and working toward it. You are really, really worth it!

Please let everyone know how you are doing. You deserve a good future.

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Sep 26

Yo I have herpes, Mike Tyson has herpes, most people who have it don't even know. This doesn't define your life. Crazy **** that happens to us makes us both stronger people and more interesting.

Sep 26

Time to "clean house" regarding your "so called" friends. like others have already said, get off facebook, & change your cell. If you're still in school, hang in there til you graduate or are there other family members in another area you can transfer schools to? or if you're not in school, live with just so you can start over? I say this with love & compassion as I have 3 daughters of my own & I've said this to them MANY times....this too shall pass! You have your whole life ahead of you & many wonderful fun exciting times to come. You are NOT defined by past actions or other peoples opinions. We are here for you...


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