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I have read a lot about my condition. I have had it since I was 18, I think. I am now 61. I have managed to design my life around my shy bladder. Now my biggest problem is that it is easier to make an excuse to just keep going on the way I have been rather than to try and fix the problem. The main thing that bothers me is my lack of closeness with male friends. I am truly lonely for that. I have mild shy bladder. I can go in a urinal with a high wall and a stranger next to me. But I can't go with someone I know. This problem affects my entire life. I would love to start talking about it.