My husband has HSV2 and I never realized how much he struggles with it until today. He told me about the virus he had the third time we hung out 6 yrs ago and I’ve accepted him and love him dearly. To know that he still struggles with it is rough. Any tips on how I can be there for him more?
I have not. He’s had it for about 27 yrs now total. Yesterday he broke down and mentioned how he was tired and sometimes feels like he doesn’t want to be here anymore. Even though he has me, being around people that make jokes and comments and having to suck it up because they don’t know he has it. He’s never told anyone like a brother or mom or any guy friends because of what they may think of him. I want to be more compassionate - when he has a breakout I normally think of me and am like oh man that means no sex for a while - so I have to change my reaction knowing that he does still struggle with it. I would love it if he were to find peace within it. As I told him. I don’t see him for that never did. When he told me - I didn't leave and stayed. He’s my rock.
You go Girl! I hope EVERYONE in here read your words. Your "rock " is lucky to have you. The words that you have plaster in this blog will stay with a lot of the members. Keep doing what you do. I also commend you for your maturity and education. It does speak volumes about you.
I feel you’re doing what you can. This skin condition is something we have to overcome mentally. Just keep being there for him.
Thank you everyone. I will keep being here for him anyway I can. Happy Holidays!!
Thanks for posting, someone I liked very much said they weren’t interested in a romantic relationship with me due to my HSV. Of course I was devastated and all week feeling like I’ll be alone for the rest of my life. Your an encouragement, just to hear there are people out there that aren’t infected and willing to stay with someone who is. You are a very special person!
@acutfromabove I’m so sorry. You’ll find someone who loves you who is selfless and won’t look at it like the stigma it carries. Look at it as their loss.
I’m glad that my post gives you all hope. Stay strong.