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October 31, 2017

Getting Over My Embarressment with Depends

This is sponsored content written by me in partnership with Depend®. All opinions are my own. 

Pssst, I have a secret. Come closer and I will tell you. For the past 7 years I've suffered from urinary incontinence. I know it's not sexy or fashionable, but it's a real problem that used to hold me back from doing a few things in life. Not anymore!

I've always had a weak bladder, but it got worse in my twenties after I was diagnosed with diabetes. Suffering from extreme embarrassment I never talked about it with anyone, not even my doctor. I noticed the not so amazing discovery after I took a yoga class and realized that wasn't normal sweat I was experiencing or when I went to the movies and sat for too long I noticed that I again had some leaking. Definitely not normal, still I didn't say a word to anyone.

A few summers ago I went to a blogging event and I was introduced to Depend® products. To say my mind was blown was to say the least. Now stop what your thinking, this isn't your Grandma's Depend® it isn't the bulky product that you imagine in your mind. I was introduced to the Depend® Silhouette® Active Fit Underwear for Women. Can you say game-changer! Listening to other Women my age and younger share their journeys with incontinence also changed my way of thinking.

The Depend® Silhouette® is my go to product when I'm having issues with my bladder. When I travel, work out or doing some long term activities that stimulate my bladder issues, I wear the Silhouette®. Concealed under your clothing, no one will every be able to tell your wearing a Depend®, unless of course you tell them. They are breathable, comfortable and they come in several neutral colors. They aren't heavy duty and no it doesn't feel like your wearing a diaper. I've worn these on long plane rides and to a gala without feeling uncomfortable.

No longer feeling embarrassed and alone I brought up the subject with my doctor and a few of my close friends. Everyone reassured me that it was totally normal. That I wasn't alone and that so many women suffer from incontinence, especially after giving birth.  Since being introduced to Depend® products I feel free to do lots of things again. Including rock a pair of white jeans. If you're out there and your are suffering from this don't go it alone. Reach out to me, I'm happy to help you in anyway. Also check out the Depend® website to find out what product works for you. Here is a coupon to get you started.

Have you used any of Depend® products before?

Thank you for reading!


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Depend®. The opinions and text are all mine.



  1. Jeniese:

    Two things (more important first): if you haven't already, get that checked. I spent this year killing stage 3 uterine cancer that I ignored the symptoms of for years - one of them: leaking that I THOUGHT was urinary incontinence. Just sayin.'

    Second thing, way more fun, you look ADORABLE!!! I'm so loving this navy and white outfit! The sunnies, your hair, the sneakers, everything is working and you look great!


    1. Hey Bettye! Thank you for the advice! I definitely had it checked with my doctor and continue to do so. I'm glad you are doing well!

      Thank you for the compliments! I actually loved this look too! It was a bit different for me, but I liked it!

  2. Way to tackle your fears and move pass embarassment! I know this blessed someone! You look amazing as always...Keep being great friend!

  3. Thank you for sharing this! Anytime we push past embarrassment and shame, we rise! And you look amazing as usual!

    1. Those are wonderful words of encouragement Juliette! I agree we do rise, I felt a load lift off my shoulders. Thank you so much!

  4. Sometimes when yoy speak a thing our loud, it opens up a world of opportunity.

    1. Denise! I agree! We do and it's so fulfilling when we do so!

  5. I thank you for sharing this story with us,I too suffer with this problem and at a young age, I always felt out of place and embarrassed because I was to young for this. It really interfere with my already low self-esteem, and with my sex life, the bladder protections pads break me out, and ibhave heard horror stories from getting your bladder tacked�� and I don't want that. I like the new products that depend has come out with besides the panty liners and I'm glad you are a spokes person for them, it helps to know others have the same feeling as me. You are a beautiful person and I like your blouse you had on today on talk of alabama. Thanks��


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