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Not looking forward to visiting family next week & staying in my childhood home now owned by my brother, he would be mortally offended if I didn't stay there. Because of pauresis I limit my vists to two days maximum about twice a year. I don't feel I can discuss my paruresis with him for numerous reasons. I always feel extremely uncomfortable & anxious using the one toilet due to it's location which is in the hallway within earshot of anybody in a room with a door open. This takes me back to the root cause of my paruresis which I am addressing.I usually have to resort to using pads as I can only pee silently, even then I have difficulty getting started even with a high level of urgency. If I can't then as a last resort I have to catheterise myself. I know it's a long shot but any tips on how I can cope better.