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I Clean Compulsively When I Am Upset

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    Disinfecting Machine!

    Ok, so I didn't realize that other people cleaned compulsively like I do when I'm upset...  And I kinda feel better that other people do.  lol  Lemme give you some background on me quick, I work at a hospital in the Sterile Processing Department here cleaning...
    Miluna Miluna 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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    I Did It Today

    i cleanred my whole room today, it helped a bit, i like cleaning when um upset because it just helps me focus on something other than what is upsetting me. i find it to be very theraputic.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 18, 2009

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    Actually I Clean Any Time, But...

    I love to clean, so for me, it's a stress-relief, an energy outlet, and sometimes a boredom fix. But when I'm really shaken up or nervous, cleaning affords me a safe thing to focus on to distract myself from the issue that is upsetting me. It works great, usually- my house gets...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    The Whole House!

    A couple of years back my son ran outside while I was in the bathroom and I couldn't find him for 45 minuets. He made his way back home after walking all over the street looking for me. Once I got home, I cried and cuddled him for an hour. After that I put him down for...
    Spedunk Spedunk 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    I Do..

    It's honestly odd that my house is never spotless.. I'm upset quite often... *sigh*
    Beautifulimperfections Beautifulimperfections 26-30, F Feb 26, 2012

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    I'm Not Sure Why

    But when i'm upset, i put that aggression into work, such as cleaning the counters and fridge. It almost feels constructive by not focusing on what the problem is. It feels like a quick relief, i tend to do this a lot.
    peachfuzz68 peachfuzz68 41-45, F Feb 26, 2012

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    Oh Yes.

    This is so true. I actually don't mind cleaning but my toilets and windows are never cleaner than when I have a fight with my sisters or with the SGT. I scrub the hell out of everything in the house when I am angry. 
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    I think it's the only thing

    that distracts me. I get so into cleaning I forget why I was upset in the first place.
    yoyuu yoyuu 18-21 Jun 2, 2014

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    I clean compulsively wen my parent are upset.

    If my parents get angry at me, I start flying around picking up random things and putting then away hoping that I can stall them, or possibly get them to forget about it since I'm cleaning
    Rachlm214 Rachlm214 16-17, F Jun 2, 2014

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    I have been cleaning non stop

    since me and my bf broke up I have cleaned the kitchen counters a million times in the past 5 min
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2014

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    Shooing The Bunnies Out The Door

    I love it, hate kinda thing goes on here, when I get  upset! I suffered from somewhat stronger OCD as a form of therapy post accident, back when, that was taught me by my personal care giver. She'd come in the house and get me to thing , list and plan, I guess...
    Randysdot Randysdot 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    Mr. Clean Is A Metaphor

    I generally don't bust out the cleaning solutions when I'm upset, but I definitely cleanse myself of useless ****. Recently, I went through a pretty tough break up and I threw out seven or eight bags of garbage that had been kept (as mementos?) for years. I went through my...
    mjb716 mjb716 22-25, M Jan 11, 2012

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    Good Idea! A Good Use For Pent Up Frustration

    The busier my hands can be; the better I can thoughtfully focus on what is happening that is causing me to feel upset.I used to go "out for a drive" in my car when I "needed to get away" for a while. Now, I love my home and want to stay there BUT I realize that my hands LOVE to...
    Missalaineyeus Missalaineyeus 46-50, F Feb 26, 2012

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    When something is bothering me I have a habit

    of sweeping every inch of the house and scrubbing anything I can reach. Even if it was clean before I started its even cleaner after I am finished. I was so upset once I scrubbed down every inch of my kitchen essentially floor to ceiling. I was quite impressed with myself...
    DemonFeyLove DemonFeyLove 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2014

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    My Friend Is Dating The Guy I Like And I Don't Know What To Do

    I've been told that I don't really seem like the type to fall in love. For the most part, it is kind of true. I ignore the celebrities that my friends fawn over, I don't pay much attention to the "popular guys" at school, and I've never actually been in a relationship. But that...
    sugarrcrystals sugarrcrystals 13-15, F 1 Response May 27, 2012

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    This Morning...i Cleaned My Bedroom And Bathroom After A Roller Coaster Ride Of Emotions

    It was my boyfriend's birthday yesterday. We had plans to go to have a nice dinner and chill time. I have been suffering from bad cough, sore throat and chest congestion. Lack of sleep and been tired of it emotionally. Last night, it started getting upset about it (I haven;t been...
    arlenea2z arlenea2z 36-40 Sep 1, 2010

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    Especially when it's cleaned by my male sub while he's being tormented by my little sister and her friends. He looks pretty hilarious on his hands and knees wearing only his little...
    queenstacey queenstacey 18-21, F 13 Responses 1 day ago

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    I read several instances on here where people love to cuddle and stay in bed when it rains. Being that I am single by chose I don't have that luxury. However, I would like to...
    bowchickawowow bowchickawowow 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't have a much when it grows but I shave it all off before it gets to be a lot. The only hair on my body is my eyebrows and head lol I just like the look and feel of being...
    NataliebiB NataliebiB 16-17, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    when you think about them but they don't even bother to care makes me very upset
    joeyseen joeyseen 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    When Im hurting and cant find solace I turn on christian music and soon Im up instead of down.
    lilprincess09 lilprincess09 56-60, F 5 days ago

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    Crash and Burn by Savage Garden - I definitely needed to hear this today.---------When you feel all aloneAnd the world has turned its back on youGive me a moment please to tame...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have gone through a lot of changes lately. I am getting married and I am beginning to fall for someone else. I know that my person will always win. If I had to choose I would...
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Well fer me it's like runnin when my ole lady gets upset !!
    wolffive wolffive 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Music that helps when I'm pissed Drowning Pool - Killin Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4oacmRI_Dw Drowning Pool - Step up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cgZfQPIojU...
    BurningFist BurningFist 22-25, M a week ago

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    i have "clean" by taylor swift going through my head. but by morning, gone was any trace of you i think i am finally clean. but are we? are we really cleansed of those who have...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F a week ago

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    when I read the name of this group. I deeply got upset.
    Faraboy Faraboy 22-25, M a week ago

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    ya, I still haven't cleaned it up. I bit been picking up things bit by bit. it really wouldn't take but about an hour to just do it. it really isnt that messy. n it needs a good...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response Aug 24

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    When my house mate leaves the bath and sinks dirty, i use their flannel to clean it.
    eZmeraldO eZmeraldO 22-25 Aug 24

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    While there are some people that enjoy cleaning, most of us treat it as a necessary evil. We all want to live and work in a nice and tidy area, and this means that we have to spend...
    officecleaning01 officecleaning01 26-30, M Aug 24

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    This bugs me, take the time to form a friendship, share some awesome moments together and without a word, they are gone just like that, no good byes no explanation. You check your...
    AwakenEdge AwakenEdge 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    It's just so upsetting. Especially when you're in the middle of an argument, and you have this amazing point to make, and you feel good about what you've written; so you press send...
    waywardgirl98 waywardgirl98 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    everything has its own place..daily...even hourly I tend to clean because I feel that a clean and organized home reflects your outter life...if your dirty and unorganized...then it...
    yummy5541 yummy5541 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I'm so upset it's unbelievable. I got a ******* E I geography!! Yes I'm happy that I clan still get to sixth form but I'm upset that I got 1 E 2 D's. I expected better in English...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Confessions of a Habitual Apologizer: I’m sorry. I say it when I bump into someone at the store, when my card doesn’t swipe the first time, and when my phone cuts out. In...
    MissMimiMusic MissMimiMusic 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    It's only my split ends that I pull out, but it's still a problem. Earlier this year, I had a lot of split ends, so I pulled out a lot of hair. However, even when I get a hair cut...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F Aug 18

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    A lot of stuff just happened and is happening to me right now..My family is against me right now. And they are judging me and picking at me. Everyone is looking down on me right...
    Cwdoyle Cwdoyle 13-15 4 Responses Aug 18

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    yah, I jus need someone ta clean it for me danzle in disrress
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 18

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    Hello fellow clean ppl. Plz help me grow!! https://m.facebook.com/AngelA.R.KCareAndEventPlanning
    AnonymousAngel13 AnonymousAngel13 22-25, F Aug 17

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    I'm 21 and I'm told by various people to enjoy my life. It makes me frustrated when I see people who are my same age with good friends, and nice boyfriends, or they're traveling...
    crystalechoes crystalechoes 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I just major cleaned my house using the konmari method where u go through everything one by one and u only keep the items that spark joy in u
    cataluna49 cataluna49 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Whatever I do and feel, I still can't "love" my good friend. We've been friends for two years now and even after the school, we still keep in touch in long distance. I like her...
    Erivalentino Erivalentino 22-25, M Aug 17

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