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Anxiety keeps me from touching my husband


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Feb 14, 2020
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My husband has been in the hospital for the past couple of days with a virus. I was completely consumed with fear when they said they were suspecting meningitis. Meningitis got ruled out and now they are just treating him for viruses in general.
my concern is when he comes home in a couple of days. Of course I miss him so much and I’ll be so glad to see him, but I don’t know if I can bring myself to touch him at all - thinking about all the germs from the hospital he’s bringing with him, worrying that he could still be carrying the virus and transmit it to me... My anxiety has kept me from enjoying a lot of things over the years, but coming between me and my loved ones is unacceptable :( What could I do to feel ok about hugging and kissing him with hospital germs and possibly virus germs all over him, even after recovering?


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Nov 9, 2019
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Have him take a shower when he gets home. I think anyone coming back from the hospital should always take a shower as soon as they get home. Fresh clothes, cleaned.

Chances are you were exposed to the virus he has before he went to the hospital. So if you are okay now, you will be fine later.


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Jan 27, 2020
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Germs are everywhere.
You breathe them in every time you breathe.
Id let go of fear of germs.
You have an immune system that is working hard to keep you alive.
I am petting my cat while eating a piece pizza .
Germs bring it on!!
Kiss your husband and enjoy life.