With more and more serodiscordant couples (that is, couples in which one partner is HIV-positive and the other is HIV-negative) dating and dealing with issues of disclosure to friends and family, you're certainly not the only one experiencing this very delicate predicament.
On their face, social media may seem like just another tool to get to know a person, but in reality, applications like Facebook and Instagram portray a distorted, disjointed and altogether imaginary version of the people we are.
Welcome to "Ask MISTER CARL." In this new blog series I offer strategies and advice for anyone navigating the marvelous, messy and often screwed-up dilemmas we face in our quests for intimacy, both online and off.
Over time, even the strongest long-term relationships can become routine. By addressing your issues and breaking patterns, you can keep things from souring and reintroduce some passion into your lives.
I turned to my Facebook author page to see how these rules are evolving and was surprised to find a nearly unanimous bias against disclosing any relationship info at all to your "friends" -- especially among those 30 or older.