As we get older, our control over our bladder might not be as strong as it once was. This is a very normal part of life, and it affects a large amount of people. Of course, that doesn’t make it any less embarrassing. When you need to talk to your loved ones about incontinence, it can be difficult. Here are some tips to make the conversation go as smoothly as possible.
1. Understand this is uncomfortable
You have to understand that this is an uncomfortable conversation for everyone involved. Be mindful that the conversation is probably as difficult for them as it is for you. To lighten the mood, don’t be afraid to make some small jokes about the situation.
2. Timing is everything
It’s not a good idea to have this conversation in the middle of a party. Pick a good time to have the conversation to keep the awkwardness to a minimum. The best times are when you are alone and not rushed. This keeps the conversation private while giving you time to go over everything if necessary.
3. Focus on treatment
Luckily, there are a number of ways to help people with incontinence. Be positive and focus on all the amazing treatments available today. Talk about what you can do to help resolve the issue. You can also talk about any steps you’ve already taken to help.
4. Be prepared
It’s best to be prepared. Even if it’s embarrassing, be sure that you are ready for an accident. That might even mean wearing or bringing adult diapers. It’ll be much more embarrassing if you don’t have the necessary items with you. If you take a long trip, be sure that there are plenty of bathroom breaks, too.
5. Be loving
It’s a bad idea to have a conversation about this topic in a bad mood. You really need to approach the topic with a loving tone to help make everyone feel at ease. Even if you are not getting the response that you were hoping for, don’t let it change your tone.
We’ve all had an accident before. However, for some of us, it’s a little more common. It’s a part of life, and if it affects your or someone you love, you may have to have an uncomfortable conversation about the problem. Keep it as positive as possible and focus on treatment. The conversation can help keep everybody clean and healthy, so you have to have it.