How comfortable are you when it comes to asking for help?
The dishes need to be done. The lawn needs to be raked. Your child is covered in something sticky and could use a bath. You've been holding your pee for ten minutes now while cleaning up said sticky mess before the kids and cat track it through the house.
At what point do you ask for help?
Now add these factors:
You have the flu.
Your s/o is on the computer.
You think your period started so getting to the bathroom is really important.
Are you asking for help yet?
Skype rings and it is your mother in law.