Our expert says:
OK, beating yourself up about this won't help anyone. Maybe see a counsellor who could at least help your self-beating to be productive rather than just enhancing the misery.
I'm always sceptical about the Friends with Benefits concept. Maybe my experience is biased, because people rarely come to see a shrink to tell us how happy and problem-free they are. But in my experience, it's usually less than a real friendship, and with less actual benefits than anticipated.
It was surely right to tell him of the test result ; and cowardly of him not to respond. Again, on relationships, I find it's the differences in maturity that are far more relevant than the differences in years.
It's never too late to resume the role of responsible adult. See a good local counsellor to review your options and make informed decisions from here on.
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