Yes, this is ANOTHER or the quintillion "I told my X" threads.
(Let X equal parents, girlfriend, whatnot)
I was kind of thinking about telling my mom, but I wasn't really planning on it any time soon... But.. I did. Lol.
I've been having issues bedwetting lately, and I recently ordered a waterproof bed pad, it came in the mail today, and my mom saw the box and didn't even ask what was in it. Earlier this evening, I was making my mom dinner, and I brought it in to her and she had the same exact bed pad that I'd just paid $20 for online, laid over her lap and chest, using it as a bib of sorts. (It wasn't the one out of my box, but it was identical in every way except the color.)
I sort of blew a gasket internally, that I'd just scrounged together $20, as poor as I am, to buy one of these waterproof pads to protect my mattress.... And she not only had one, she had the exact kind I ordered.
I was so thunderstruck about this that I just flat out explained that I'd just ordered these, and never would have bothered if I'd known she had one. She doesn't know I've been bedwetting. Ugh. So I proceeded to tell her about the bedwetting, which only consisted of a couple of sentences, and she was a little shocked that I hadn't told her, she said I could tell her anything and didn't need to be embarrassed.
At this moment, I just decided I might as well come clean, I've been keeping this a secret for a while and I have WAY too much stress right now to be sneaking around about it, or worried about getting caught. So I started out by telling her that I'd actually been using diapers to manage my bedwetting, to see what she said, and she kind of was like "oh, that makes sense"... And then it dawned on her: "Why did you have diapers to begin with?"
So I told her all about being AB/DL in the most mature and scholarly way I could manage under growing embarrassment, and she listened intently the whole time, and said almost nothing. Once it was all said and done, she was like.. "Hmmph." I had to prod for answers to figure out if she was freaked out or not, I reckon she was speechless.
Finally, she told me that it happens, everyone has their own "kink" or "thing", and it's nothing to be ashamed of, and she doesn't judge me for it. She proceeded to quote my very philosophy on the issue, nearly verbatim!!! "Everyone is weird... If someone were truly 'normal', THAT would be weirder than anything!" It was really odd hearing my own philosophy, and advice I've given countless people wanting to come out the their spouse or parents, echoed back at me. (I've never really shared this philosophy with her, but she all but said "Perception is reality". Spooky how much we think alike. Lol.)
So yeah, this went better than I could have possibly hoped for, I figure it was much better than getting caught someday, and I waited until I thought the time was right. I hope anyone who's considering telling someone they know or love could draw something useful from my experience. I'll tell you, it's a real load off my mind.
(Background info: Age, 20. I live with my mom, she knew about me sleeping with a pacifier before I told her, I've been hiding it from her for almost a year, since I moved in with her after my dad died.)
So yeah, cheers!