Marie: That's the worst, stick with herpes it's a lot easier to deal with than a disease-riddled computer.
Much like an S.T.D. an E.T.D. is contracted during an intimate relationship with someone who is emotionally unsound. Through repeated interactions and prolonged exposure with someone with an E.T.D. someone who started out the relationship as an emotionally healthy person develops issues because having a relationship with a crazy person who loves to share the crazy.
B: "What did you expect? If he's cheating on his wife with you because he's too much of a pussy to get a divorce or improve his marriage he's not a good person to be around"
A: "But I love him, and I hope we can work it out. . . Even though he told me nothing is going to change. Thinking about it makes me want more happy pills."
B: "This is a bad situation. You got sucked into his fuckedupness. He's got the emotional equivalent of herpes and now you have it too. That boy gave you an E.T.D."