Update! It's been a lonnnnnnnnng time =)
I was diagnosed in 2003, I ended up marrying my herpetraitor, heh. Spent a lot of time here and newbies- this is a good place to be!
I have two lovely sons, mild infrequent outbreaks that I treat with acyclovir as needed.
But now, I am divorced, and dating. In 2014, I dated one muggle (non-HSV person). He knew I had it, was a friend for years. He got scared as we got close to being intimate so we broke up.
I turned to positive singles website and met a great guy. I had a rough year (lost 2 immediate family members) and developed some problematic fibroids. The grief and the hormones I started to suppress my me steal cycle left me slightly apathetic and we broke up. I am devastated. Been crying a month. Went back on positive singles at the suggestion of my BFF, but seriously, even without the break-up, there's no one right now I'd even want a coffee with, lol.
The herpes doesn't bother me. But being a single mom at 45 and thinking about having the talk and dating makes me kinda depressed at times.
Lots of love. I am by nature optimistic and energetic, but there is no wind in my sails this year so far.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle