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      I am getting worse and I start thinking that a visit to Psychiatrist is due, my levels of anxiety are extreme now.

      I was always very afraid of STDs, it was actually in the past a source of OCD for me. Therefore I thought that if I had an encounter I would have made STD tests afterwards.

      I looked for an history of STDs test done several months after that and I found nothing, which made me relax and therefore I could not be the Father.

      It lasted several days that calm, today after some comment from a friend who I shared my story with I started to panic again. I started to have memories of that night. I do not know if these are real memories or false memories.

      I think it was a compulsion looking for some STD tests history and I think that it calmed me down for some time but now the concerns and thoughts come again stronger.

      I was considering about asking that woman but I am afraid that even if She tells me that I am not the Father I will not calm down and I will think that She is lying to me because She is not interested to show the truth to husband or ex husband, specially during a divorce process that she told me she is going through.

      The only thing that could release me would be a negative result from a DNA paternity test but a positive result would put me really down because of personal circumstances really long to explain here.

      If someone could help me with some comment…I will appreciate enormously.

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