My girlfriend doesn't know about my HIV+ brother

Published: Nov 14, 2012, 09:33 IST | Dear Diana |

Dear Diana, I'm a 28-year-old guy in a serious relationship with a girl who is two years younger to me. We love each other and are planning to get married.

But there is something I haven’t told her about my younger brother because he’s suffering from AIDS though his treatments are going on. I always thought it would be better to keep him off the picture. I love him a lot and am taking care of him as well as his medical expenses but I haven’t had the courage to let my girlfriend know the truth about him. I’ve managed to keep it from her for the past year. I don’t know how to go ahead and reveal the facts to her.
— Reza

Dear Reza,
Waste no time and do it now before she finds it from someone else. You have been lucky that she did not get to know it from another person. You need to tell her the truth and the faster you do it the better for you. Remember a relationship is based on trust and respect. By hiding the fact from her you have betrayed her. How she reacts is a different matter but you need to know something that is such a big part of your life. If she is mature enough, she will understand your dilemma. 

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