Hey guys it's been quite awhile since I regularly posted here but for anyone whose not familiar with my background I've been suffering with T and H since January 2014. The last few years were a roller coaster of emotions and sacrifices,I worked so hard at making my H better that I went from the edge of suicide to feeling nearly 80% percent recovered by August 2015.It was a lonely long hard road I dragged myself up through to get me to that point and believe me it wasn't easy. But now I've been met with a new obstacle that's taking me way out of my comfort zone,I've met someone that I love with all my heart and with that comes a whole new set of challenges and I'm suffering for it. Since I've met her I've began pushing myself harder and harder with my ears that is.I've been in busy restaurants earplugs free,I've been out and about busy towns earplugs free,I've had friends up for a few social drinks sometimes quite loud without earplugs. I try my best not to rely on earplugs as best I can as I truly believe if I wear them for everyday situations I'll never stop!Its not that I don't wear them,if we're going somewhere noisy I'll have them worn at all times whether it be her cousins birthday or going to see comedy shows together,it's the unpredictable sounds that usually catch me out. The best thing is she understands my condition and is very considerate towards me when it comes to noise it's just that I'm exposing myself to much louder sounds and environments than what I'm used to or comfortable with.I was doing ok with it until recently when she gave me a kiss on my cheek right beside my ear and the sound stabbed my ear like a knife!Needless to say the T and H have been extremely aggravated ever since. My question is should I be getting out more like I am?Or am I just takeing huge risks and being stupid? I love this woman and I want to lead a life with her rather than just hiding away from the world like I did.My T and H are quite bad at the moment and I just don't know what to do and could have the kiss noise caused any kind of lasting damage? Its just that the T and H has been up and down ever since and I don't know if it's just me stressing about life change I've made or that I'm genuinely making things worseAny opinions are greatly appreciated.Cheers.Bill.