Being in a relationship while being sick means likely exposing one’s partner to that sickness. It means that if you spend any time together, the non-sick party is signing up to get sick. Love is a game of sacrifice.
If your significant other is ill, you might be asking yourself how you will get out of touching them, kissing them, caring for them, etc. Well, you can’t.
Basically, if you have the flu, your girlfriend will get the flu. If you have strep throat, your boyfriend is probably going to get strep throat. This is yet another reason that being in a relationship with an adult is a lot like having a child. It’s pretty annoying… but I guess it’s sort of worth it. I guess.
There is just so much risk involved. Once you’ve been dating someone for a while, you’re sort of obligated to kiss them hello and goodbye. Heck, you need to kiss them if they bring you water, or cook dinner, or tell you something nice, or if they had a bad day, or to apologize. There are so many reasons you might want to or feel obligated to kiss them. You kind of have to kiss your significant other even if they’re covered in boils and snot while coughing and feverishly wandering the halls of their home. As their significant other, it’s your job.
What does this mean? This means, you have to suck it up, kiss them on the face, and hope you’ve built up an immunity.
Will you risk kissing them?
Will they kiss you?
Will you regret splitting that malted milk at the drive-in theater?
Because you love your significant other and they love you, you will also have to care for them – at least a little – while they are sick. Unless you are willing to lose your relationship, you just have to take the risk of getting ill by bringing them soup, hugging them, helping them get to and from the doctor’s office, and so on. They would do it for you. Do it for them. They’ll really appreciate it. If they don’t, they might be terrible.