In Need of Some Soothing Words
I am 22 years old. I caught my ex boyfriend cheating on me and broke up with him. Shortly after, I met a really amazing guy. I never thought I would find someone so perfect. I fell hard and fast for this guy. I got a call from a friend a couple weeks into the new relationship. She told me that one of the girls my ex had cheated on me with had Herpes. My heart sank.
I made an appointment with my doctor and had blood drawn the next day. That night, I went to my new boyfriend’s house and told him everything. He kept calm and reacted better than I had even hoped for. He said if it came back positive, we would just be more careful.
A week later, I got the results. Positive! As you can imagine, I broke down in tears. How could someone do this to me? I felt so alone and depressed. I was literally in a roller coaster of emotions. Bad things always happen to good people. I immediately told my new boyfriend and after thinking about it all day, he decided that he would always be afraid of getting it so we broke up.
I am absolutely heartbroken. I do respect his decision and he has the right to leave. At least I was being honest about my condition. The worst part of all of it is losing a great guy because of something I had no control over. My biggest fear is that no guy will ever want to love a girl with herpes.