At first when I was diagnosed with herpes simplex virus type 2 last year, I was so depressed. I didn't know who to turn to or how to live a normal life again. I felt alone and isolated. I had a bad outbreak with all the symptoms the first time but now, they’re so mild that it doesn't bother me anymore. The hard part was finding love. I was single and I felt scared to tell anyone. Finally I told my best friend and she never looked at me different. I found out that some of my friends had it too.
I reunited with my old boyfriend in high school and we were starting to date and making things official. So I had to tell him... I told him and guess what? He was fine by it. He said that he doesn't care and he loves me and always will and wants to marry me next year. I was so relieved that he didn't leave when I mentioned the H word. Not everyone is as ignorant about it as I thought!!! Thank God ;)
New sufferers don't let a little thing like herpes break you down because when life throws lemons, make lemonade!! The pain will become lesser and your attitude toward it will change to a positive one. As long as you have at least one person you can talk to about it, it will be a lot easier to deal with it. Remember to just live, laugh, and love.