I Got Dumped for Having Herpes

And Why I Refuse to Continue Suffering in Silence

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“I haven’t been honest with myself or with you that herpes is a deal breaker.”

The words hung in the air between us. My skin started to feel prickly as I processed what he was saying. His admission confirmed my worst fears.

I didn’t hear much beyond that because all I could think about was getting out of there…