We all have our own personal preferences when it comes to sharing private details about our lives. However, it can be helpful to share some of your problems with others instead of keeping everything to yourself.
If you’re a very private person, you may not want to share things about your cathing routine with anyone except your spouse or partner. However, if you are comfortable with the sharing, telling family and friends can be a healthy way for you to cope with changes and struggles you experience. It might even be a relief for you to be open about it. Also, friends and family who know about your need to schedule bathroom breaks – and sometimes longer breaks – might be more understanding, supportive and helpful when you’re together.
Identify a buddy
If you are very concerned about going out, you might consider if there is someone present at the event that you trust enough to tell him or her about your situation. Then you can feel comfortable that this person can back you up if you need the driver to make an extra stop on the road or to get things for you that you urgently need.
How much do I tell?
It is not always necessary to explain all the physical details to someone you are not very close to. It is enough to say that you have a condition where you need frequent or planned restroom visits or whatever your own unique situation requires. Maybe you also want to show the “smart kit” you have packed for extra safety (not its content), so they know what it looks like in case you urgently need it.