If you were with someone and contracted an incurable std from them like Herpes 2 would you stay in the relationship even if its unhealthy because you don't want to be alone and you feel like no one else will want you because of your disease?
A girl I know found out she had herpes 2. She got it from her current boyfriend who (in my opinion) is no good. He doesn't have a steady job because of a criminal record, he leaves his son from a previous relationship with her while he parties and doesn't come home at night. He has been unfaithful before also.
So anyways she says that they went for STD testing including HIV testing before they slept together and everything came back clean. Well apparently Herpes testing isn't done unless specifically requested. I guess they didn't request it. She finds out that she has herpes. He accuses her of cheating. He "finds out" he has it too. They don't know who gave it to who. One day she gets into an argument with his baby mama and the baby mama says " Thats why I gave him herpes"
He swears he had no idea he had it. (I don't believe him though)
She is now pregnant. He is still up to his old antics like dumping his son off on her, unstable employment, etc. She pays majority of the bills in the house and works 2 jobs and goes to school. I asked her why she deals with him. She said that she feels like if she leaves him no one else would want her because of her disease and she is scared of the reaction she might get when she discloses this info. So she figures since they both have it mind as well stick it out. And now there is a child involved.
I feel so bad for her because she really is a sweet girl. She has a good head on her shoulders but she was young and naive when she met him. He is 30 and she is 23. She doesn't want to be alone and feels like she has to settle.