Lichen Sclerosus Is Making Me Depressed
I found out that I have Lichen Sclerosus after the birth of my second son, which was almost five years ago. I have been single since then. I have no intention of finding a boyfriend/husband because of this horrible disease. Honestly, what man is going to want to be with a woman when she says she has 'a horrible skin disease' and can't have sex. He's, first, going to think it's an STD (of COURSE he'll think that) and then, if you DO get a chance to have sex (which may happen rarely, if at all), he'll then realize that you're horribly disfigured and can't be with you. If, for whatever reason, he DOES decide to stay with you, the relationship will only end in disappointment after learning that, since you can't have sex with him, he found someone that could and has been with her behind your back, or is leaving you for her, because, after all, 'a man has his needs'. My ex still tries to be with me, and even though he's psychotic, I've actually thought about getting back with him, since he already knows about the disease and is willing to over-look it. However, I don't think that HE thinks it's as serious as it is. And, he too, like all other men, would just end up finding sex elsewhere. This disease is horrible. I hate it and I can't understand what I've done that's so horrible that I had to get this. Have I really been so bad that I deserve THIS?! Anyway, I'll raise my kids alone and grow old alone, and that's just the way it's going to be. Oh well.