I’m in my late twenties and recently got engaged. I’ve always been a bed wetter, right from childhood. I mean, as kids, it was seen as something that we’d grow out of. I guess I stopped the very frequent (every night) bed wetting at 11/12 but occasionally I would have that dream about me standing in front of the toilet and I will realize that I’ve wet the bed when I wake up.
When I started dating, I lived with the constant fear that I’d wet the bed so I hardly slept over. But after a while without any incident, I got my confidence back. And when I spent the night with an ex, I did bed wet. I didn’t know how to cover up. I mean, if it was my house, I’d have known what to do, but here I was in the open. The ex saw what happened and comforted me saying he wasn’t upset. He even called throughout the day to reassure me of his love. But the vicious cycle continued.
Just when you think you’ve overcome, there will be this slip up. Recently I visited my fiancé in his family home and it happened. i tried all my antics to dry out the bed. I don’t know if he noticed, but he never spoke about it. I haven’t told him about it either. Because I don’t know if I will say I bed wet, because it only happens occasionally (like once in two months or less).
This is a challenge darling and one I can well relate with. As kids, we always felt embarrassed when we had one of those ‘accidents’ talk less at adulthood. I can totally understand your apprehension. The closest I have come to anything as embarrassing as an adult was the first time I stained my ex’s car seat with menstruation blood. He had come visiting and we sat in his car to talk. We were there a while, then he left and I went back into my house only for me to realize that the seat of my pants was completely soaked with blood. I knew instantly I had stained his car and I felt very embarrassed. I dreaded having to do it but I quickly called him and told him to turn on his inner lights to see what I had done to his car seat. He immediately assured me it was nothing he couldn’t fix and till today, we still laugh over it.
However, I know Bedwetting is different, especially as you can’t predict when it’ll happen. I think giving the man whose bed you’ll be sharing some heads up is a good idea. Give him the opportunity to choose to stay or go. If you get married without telling him, you’ll be taking that choice away from him and he might forever resent you for it. The best you can do is pray he is able to handle it. I like to think that if he’s the right man for you, he’ll stay and help you deal with the situation. If he walks away because of this, then he was never the right one for you. Don’t be mad at him, just let him go and trust that you’ll be fine.
Meanwhile, you’ll need to work on overcoming this challenge. You are going to have to do this for yourself, whether you have the support of a man or you are alone. Do it for you and for your unborn children. Even if your man is cool with it, I don’t think you want your kids to know that mommy also wears diapers and uses mackintosh like them. It’s simply not cool!
Whilst adult bedwetting is considered a medical condition, I know it can very well be dealt with through mind management. You can take charge of your mind such that you have control over your body even when you are fast asleep. Like I tell people, your body is yours and it responds to you. So, alongside managing your mind, talk to your bladder and your body system before you go to bed and tell it how to behave. It will respond over time. Having a recreated spirit actually goes a long way here.
So, Yes, I strongly advocate you tell your fiance and if he’s fine with it, fantastic! You now have a partner who can help you deal with the situation. Don’t take it for granted, engage him as much as possible and defeat this thing!
Do keep me posted… I’ll be praying for you.
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