So, jus started a new relationship..and I'm not sure how to sit him down and have the talk about herpes with him. I am extremely happy with him and don't want him to think I'm gross and leave me.. Please help!
I found out I had herpes a month and a half after I started dating a really great guy. The conversation was really hard for me to have - but I really care about him, so I had to be honest. When I first told him, he didn't have a lot to say. I thought it was over. The next day we talked again and he said that it didn't change his feelings about me. He also appreciated me being honest with him. As hard as it may be to have the conversation - regardless of the outcome, I feel better because I was honest. I don't know if that will help you at all, but thought I'd share.
I'm so incredibly scared to have this conversation with him, I don't know how to start it out or anything.. He thinks I'm amazing and perfect and this shows I'm far from.. And ugh I don't know what to do.. And the stress is only going to make this worse...
I know how you feel. I put off the conversation for 4 days after I found out. I was stressed out and didn't like the feeling of keeping something from him. This doesn't define who you are as a person. Remember that. Someone here gave me a suggestion to write down exactly what I wanted to say. It helped me get my thoughts out before I had the conversation. I didn't read it word for word to him, but it did help.