My stepdaughter, 18f, has been dating a guy that she met through her family.
For a while now. Let’s say 8 months. They’re long distance. So lots of phone calls and FaceTiming etc. He finally came out this past week to visit her and meet our family for the first time. She was very excited.
We got him a hotel room and gave her a very generous curfew. They paint the town red all week. Dinners, sight-seeing, they even bought matching clothes.
My husband and I really didn’t like him very much. He didn’t make a good impression for many reasons. But we decided to keep it to ourselves and allow our adult daughter to make the adult decision to date who she wants without our judgement. Making mistakes with dating is how you learn.
Cut to the night he’s set to return home. She comes down with a fever and chills. We literally all just recovered (vaxxed and boosted) from Covid 3 weeks ago.
It’s totally plausible with these new strains that she picked something up while out and about every night in a crowded city. I’m freaking out.
I don’t want to get infected. It took forever for everyone in the house to recover. We have her test (negative so far) and stay in her room. He sends himself home.
Next morning I get a text from my stepdaughter. She says it’s something super embarrassing and can I call her. She says she has something weird downstairs and perfectly describes what is likely to be a herpes outbreak.
THIS GUY PROBABLY GAVE MY KID HERPES, I’m livid.
She called him and he admitted to cheating on her and she’s completely heartbroken. And now she’s calling around to try to get seen by a doctor so she can figure out for sure whats going on.
We aren’t going to tell her dad. It would break his heart. But I’m so filled with rage I can’t keep it to myself.