Hey there! I just turned 20 in February, and Ive had IBS since I was 17. I have been in a relationship for, ::counts:: 4 years now. I was pretty comfortable about discussing my habbits with my boyfriend, since I started getting it during the time we were dating. He completely understands, but it is kinda hard on us sometimes, like when he wants to take a long car trip, and I freak out, hehe. The biggest help for me was just getting it all out, just telling him everything. Also, try to RELAX! I know its hard, but it really does help. Imodium is a must as well!Good luck!!