Q. Hi, I’ve just joined this site and discovered that I have a real issue with trust.
My ex partner gave me herpes and I had no idea he had it. He said he did not know and must have been asymptomatic but I am not sure I believe him. Everyone on this site obviously has some kind of STD but I realise this has affected my ability to trust people, especially men.
What can I do to help regain trust again if I want to have a relationship? I feel stuck and don’t know if I can move forward. - A datepositive.net member
You say you feel stuck. Perhaps this is because your confidence in yourself and others has had a set back. However, if the way others behave is affecting your feeling about yourself, perhaps you need to take stock and think about what makes you who you are. What are your good points – embrace them, – what are your bad points – acknowledge them and if possible work on them. There always will be good and bad men (and women) out there, but the one constant in your life is you.