How do I talk about something deeply embarrassing?
March 18, 2012 10:00 PM Subscribe
My husband dribbles on the floor in front of the toilet when he pees in the toilet. I am mortified at the prospect of bringing this up with him, and he is likely to be mortified to hear it. Help?
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We are both easily embarrassed types, but me moreso than him.
At first I thought he was splashing when he washed his hands, until I mopped it up with a tissue once, and sure enough, it was pee. It's happened several more times that I've noticed (over the past several weeks), but probably has been going on for a while since we used to have a rug in front of the toilet and now we don't, it's just tiled floor.
I am so embarrassed that the thought of mopping up after him forever has in fact occurred to me.
Growing up in a house full of women, the whole "men peeing" thing is still a bit of a mystery to me. I mean, I understand the mechanic of aim & shoot, but why would there be dribbling in front of the toilet?
Is there any way on this earth that I could bring this up to him to make him aware and not make us both so embarrassed that we want to die? Because I cannot fathom a way to bring this up. I'd especially appreciate a male viewpoint here; why would this happen, and if someone had to bring it up to you, what would be the best way to do it?