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How do you tell a new love interest that you have herpes?
I have HORRIBLE skeletons in my past. I am 40, never been married and I have 2 kids (18 and 21). I am a recovering addict and actually went to prison several years ago. When I came home from prison, I was diagnosed with herpes. I want to have a partner in this life...and yes, I would LOVE nothing more than to have a husband. I am educated and some would even say I am successful. I own my own home and am attractive. The only men I attract are LOSERS and I am sure that is because I don't feel that any other man would accept me and my past-so I settle. So my question is...how long does a person wait to drop all of these bombs on someone? I always spill it on the first date...its like I want to "warn" the poor guy. Now that I am 40-and can see that this is obviously not working for me...I want to figure out a way to date in a healthy way. I feel like he would have the right to know that I am a diseased, convicted felon right off the bat...but then, how would he ever get to know me? I am totally confused, totally humilated and am wondering if I should just forget the whole dating and marriage thing...I just feel too tainted. Is there any hope for someone like me and if so, how in the world do I handle these issues.