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Getting Over and Accepting A Herpes Diagnosis

Updated on May 11, 2012

Coping With Herpes Diagnosis

Immediately after someone has been diagnosed with genital herpes, control over everyday living, health and fitness, and in many cases life alone may bring about grieving. Based on the Kubler-Ross model initially presented by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in the book On Death and Dying pinpoints 5 frequently acknowledged phases of grief -- denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. They will be the stages that each person experiences whenever coping with any kind of tragedy or loss. Each of these phases of grief have grown to be the platform for understanding how to accept genital herpes.

You may even move through several stages simultaneously although the last stage is acceptance, the other stages can occur in any order and you may go back and forth between the stages too. Bear in mind that not everyone experiences every one of these stages or undergoes these in a specific order.

Additionally, when coping with a herpes diagnosis there isn't any established period that you must devote in any stage or with the complete process either. It is really a really distinctive and personal process. The most significant advantage of understanding these phases is recognizing that this is really a process which ultimately you will have peace, calm and acceptance. At some point the depression, despair, the emotions of being helpless along with having no hope goes away totally or at worst diminish.

It really is great understanding that the situation is likely to improve.


Five Stages of Coping and Accepting A Herpes Diagnosis
Five Stages of Coping and Accepting A Herpes Diagnosis

Accepting and Coping With Herpes Diagnosis: The Denial Stage

Denial assists you to make it through news that is certainly way too hard . to undertake. Overwhelmed by thoughts of shock or numbness, you understand merely as much as you'll be able to acknowledge at the moment. Most people which suspects they have herpes hopes and prays it can be something different up until the instant that they receive medical affirmation.

You will discover people that continued to deny their own positive status even with their genital herpes diagnosis. For some reason they convince themselves that the diagnosis was completely wrong.

As denial dies out, you'll be ready to address the feelings that were far too painful to manage originally.

Accepting and Coping With Herpes Diagnosis: The Anger Stage

Anger alerts acceptance but distress with the herpes diagnosis. You are entitled to really feel angry but do not let anger get the very best of you. It is important to keep in mind in is that you simply have to use that anger and focus it in a positive energy source. The only real mature way for you to handle anger is to apply that energy to accomplish life-improving goals. Some examples of these kinds of goals are usually almost any that satisfy somebody's primary desires of love, prosperity or well being.

This is basically the only choice that should have you feeling far better in the long-run. Preserve it inside and you may at some point have problems with depression symptoms.

Accepting and Coping With Herpes Diagnosis: The Bargaining Stage

The bargaining stage is another kind of denial and necessitates the desire that you can bargain your way out of the situation. Building bargains with God to improve your diagnoses in exchange for things such as; make positive changes to lifestyle, to attend church, etc. Guilt may also creep in your head through the bargaining stage.

A number of people will see themselves lost in a maze of "If only..." statements and also blaming themselves for getting the herpes virus. 

The Sadness and Depression Stage

Struggling with herpes not surprisingly contributes to great depression. You could have trouble sleeping and mentally focusing, you could lack your normal energy, or you might find yourself weeping at any time. These are usually typical responses and a part of the process in attaining acceptance.

Talking to a skilled therapist or involved in a support group can certainly help. Whenever somebody has numerous signs of depression each day for a few weeks or longer, or symptoms are major enough to obstruct day to day behavior, it really is time to get an evaluation and possibly therapy by a qualified specialist.

Acceptance: The Final Stage in Accepting and Coping With Herpes Diagnosis

Acceptance is the last stage along the way of managing herpes simplex virus. Having said that, acceptance is not about letting go of your grief. It simply implies you have accepted that herpes is a part of your life. Acceptance means that you have stopped trying to gain back what you've lost and are trying fresh experiences. Even if you still feel the pain from the herpes diagnosis, you're accepting its certainty and getting on with your life.

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