When I was first diagnosed it felt like my womanhood was snatched from me. I felt trapped, alone, embarrassed and ashamed. My boyfriend had given it to me and just said it didnt matter because we were not going to break up. But I hated him, not only for that but I genuinely did not love him. However he was offering a small hope at normalcy and a judge free relationship. I was trapped.
When he and I ended I was very frighted that I would sink into a depression. I meditated and tried to remind myself that the condition did not define me and life moved on. But it felt like something precious and beautiful was tainted. I joined this site to prove to myself that their was still life and love out there. I never imagined I would meet someone. A gentleman who has been kind, sweet and patient. With him I have felt beautiful, sexy, and empowered again. Its still new and although I am madly head over heels I do not know where it will end. What I do know is that I have meet wonderful people on online herpes dating site who are looking for companionship. I am looking at my love life optimistically.
Advice to other members:
Take it slow. Get to know the person not the diagnosis.
Share your courage so people will have hope. These inspirational herpes stories were written to hopefully inspire you so you will see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Writing your story out and having me post it on the site might be a great way for you to share your courage with others.
What is it like living with herpes? Share your stories about good and bad experiences you’ve had when dealing with this highly stigmatized disease.