Even though a lot of people suffer from the “Gift” – herpes (One such website offering its services to people suffering from herpes, www.hope.dating, even goes as far as calling STD’s “gifts”; “People gifted with STDs are special. Their needs, preferences and tastes are very different too. Hope aims to provide unconditional support and a feature-packed STD dating platform for all these special people.”), it is still not easy to let others know that you’re carrying this virus. And especially if you’re in a relationship, it can be real awkward for you to let your partner know about the virus. Many of us would not have the courage to let their partner know but then at the same time, it is not fair on your part to hide this fact.
The gift we have.
So, we have listed down a few subtle ways of telling someone that you have herpes:
Come to terms– First of all, you need to come to terms with this disease. You need to realise that you are not alone and that there a lot of people who are suffering from the same infection. That being said, you need to be patient within yourself and calm down as well. so, come to term with it and make up your mind. Once you’re through this, half of the work is done.
Be polite and gentle– You definitely have to be polite and gentle whilst you let others know about your condition. You just cannot throw this directly onto their face. You need to be polite and gentle whilst you inform your partner or others. You can take things slow as well.
Crossing out Lies and tell Truth
Inform others– You should probably try to inform people about this virus. Make sure that you let others know about the statistics and symptoms associated with herpes. You can even print out the basic details associated with this condition. And before you decide to inform someone, you can probably hand them the print out and then begin with your story. This will help others to absorb the fact that you’re suffering from herpes and they might even support you as well.
Stay calm and choose your words wisely– This is obviously an important variable in letting someone that you have herpes. So, try and act calm and do not be jittery. Let the other person know that you candle your problems yourself. So, therefore choose your words carefully. For instance, you can always tell your partner that you’re carrying this virus instead of being blunt and stating that you’re suffering from herpes. So, choose your words carefully, because how you present something matters a lot.
With this, we hope these tips come in handy for you and give you the confidence of telling whoever you want to. Choosing to ignore ‘the talk’ can have a detrimental impact on your relationship. Remember, when a person chooses to get into a relationship with you, he deserves to know everything about you, including your medical condition.