Hello everyone. Haven’t post in a while. Been feeling down

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Hello everyone. Haven’t post in a while. Been feeling down lately. I’ve had HSV2 for almost a year now. Been really struggling with it. Not so much dealing with outbreaks- cause I have only had 1, but trying to get out there and date. I have been single for three years and getting this feels like a death sentence sometimes. You meet someone and then have to have the “talk” with them. Naturally they stop talking to you because they don’t want to get it. Or they treat you like a disease. Not trying to meet someone here, but really just wanted some support from people who know what I’m going through. My friends just say “then he’s not the right person” stuff like that. But that doesn’t comfort me. Before I got HSV2 I would have done the same thing! Idk I just would like to talk to some people who experience this type of rejection. I know I have my whole life, but it’s crazy that stats say 1 in 5 people have it but I’ve never met one. Just having a bad day today....

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Oct 12

@petloverpinky I’m the same way. Only two people in my life know I have it. So when they say “why don’t you try online dating” or “I know a guy” it just hurts me because I can’t just meet someone. Say I start talking to a guy online, and I like him...I feel like I’m going to ruin it because I have to tell him I have herpes. If I wait so maybe her can like me for who I am before things get physical, I feel like by the time I tell him he’d feel like I tricked him or lied. I wonder all the time will this ever end. Will I ever find someone who won’t care? People don’t care about cold sores....ugh.

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Oct 12

@lisajd yeah that is true. Herpes has a bad rep. It just sucks that this is thrown on to you for doing nothing wrong. You are now faced with rejection constantly. I just wish I knew where to look for the right guy. I know, you can’t go looking, but when you are going on 4 years single you start to wonder and lose hope.

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Oct 12

Im 50 dating is hard. I dont get rejected because of herpes just most guys are jerks. Id love to be with someone but also realise need to be happy single too.

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