does you SO quarantine himself when he has a contagious virus?

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Ugh poor you, that’s annoying!

My SO is very careful when he’s sick, he washes his hands a million times a day and uses a sanitizer, doesn’t kiss me, throws used tissue paper into the toilet and flushes etc. We both go out of our way to prevent each other from getting sick if we can. 

Post # 4
3948 posts
Honey bee

We pretty much do whatever we can to prevent the other from getting it, but it doesnt always work.

When he had the flu a few years ago I washed the sheets/pillowcases everyday, washed everything down that he had touched, and generally tried not to  kiss him or share any drinks. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt.

Post # 5
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

He will volunarily sleep on the couch when he’s sick so he doesn’t get me sick. We close lip kiss, but won’t make out or anything when either of us are sick!

Post # 7
1838 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

not at all. lol. i won’t kiss him/share food if he’s sick, though.

Post # 8
1327 posts
Bumble bee

That’s terrible!!! 🙁

We kind of quarantine ourselves…but not with a lot of effort.  When we have a cold/flu, we’ll refrain from kissing on the lips (which is awful and terribly difficult because we kiss a lot, especially at home) – but we will kiss each other on the cheek/other exposed skin below the neck.  It’s probably not the best course of action but it tides us over. 😛 

Post # 10
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

No smooches, and he’ll usually sleep on the couch since being congested exacerbates his already dreadful snoring.  That’s about as much “quarantine” as we do; we both end up forgetting to be careful at some point, and we usually just resign ourselves to getting whatever the other person has.

Post # 11
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

My husband pretty much bans me from kissing him or being too close if he’s sick. If I’m sick, same thing. He won’t kiss me or get too close to my face. He is very cautious around sick people though. However, if he had a cold sore and tried ot kiss me I’d probably run away screaming. They just look awful and anything like that around the lips just creeps me out

Post # 12
5518 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

When one of us is sick we dont kiss and doule up on the vitamin c.

Post # 13
1581 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@kmaemu: I am in the exact same situation! My FI gets cold sores and, while I remember having them as a child, I’ve never gotten one as an adult so we were sort of confused as to whether or not I was infected. He’s allllways quarantined himself (no kisses, no food/drink sharing, etc) when he has one, buuuuut… I accidentally took a sip of his drink the other day aaaaaand… boom.

Hahah. At least we can kiss now?! … which is sort of gross to think about with open sores… so maybe not.

Post # 14
4513 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

No we don’t quarantine one another lol. We would still share a kitchen/bathroom so the germs would still be spread.

If my DH is sick I take lots of zinc and never get sick, even if we kiss, share a drink, etc.

Post # 15
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We stay away from each other when we’re sick. Neither my husband or I get cold sores, but never in a million years would I let him kiss me if he had one – I really couldn’t care less if it hurt his feelings!  He also wouldn’t want me kissing him with one either. 

Post # 16
3217 posts
Sugar bee

@kmaemu:  My SO gets quarrantined by me if he is sick.  The second he tells me he has a scratchy throat I move into the guest room, and start nagging him about upping the handwashing, and I start washing my hands like a food.

No one is responsible for my health but me.  I take it very seriously, and wouldn’t ever leave it to chance.

But if my partner ever tried to do something to put my health at risk I’d be seriously pissed.

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