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Does anyone else feel like they will never be able to have any semblance of a romantic relationship ever again?

I was diagnosed with ghsv1 8 months ago, and while for the most part, I have come to terms with it, I can't bring myself to date or become intimate with anyone. It's almost like I feel guilty for letting someone to begin to like me and get close to me, because if I let them get close to me, I am potentially putting them at risk of contracting this also. It seems like everyone I know is beginning a new relationship and asking me when I'm going to start looking for someone. My closest friends know about my ghsv1 status, but they arent able to understand why I feel weird about having a relationship.

Does anyone have any advice for mustering up the courage to get back out there? I'm just at a loss.

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Have you thought of using HSV dating sites? Then you wouldn't have to have the talk. It might be a way to boost your confidence at dating.

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Red a few months ago I felt the same way as you did. Then when I least expected it a girl stole my heart. Sometimes you have to take that leap and find your wings on the way down. But you will never learn to fly with both feet on the ground. Btw my relationship with my non H girlfriend is flourishing. She could care less that my junk is contagious because its obviously far less contagious than my great personality a huge heart. And I'm ghsv2

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