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I've just discovered after many years that I'm not the only person in the world with this problem and have steeled myself to tell my grown-up children how my life has been affected by it. It seems I had successfully hidden it from them and everybody else, too. I began by showing them Chapter 7 (particularly the opening section) of Steven Soifer's book "Shy Bladder Syndrome". I had amazing sympathy and understanding and the willingness to discuss it with me. Try it. I can highly recommend it.