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I Clean Compulsively When I Am Upset

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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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    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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    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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    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.
    fillia fillia 16-17, F Jun 2, 2014

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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 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 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 2 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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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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    Diginator Diginator 70+, M 9 hrs ago

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    I'm so upset because life hurts.
    JankiPaswanLettie JankiPaswanLettie 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I have already vacuumed twice today. I vacuum more when I am upset. The first time I went over the carpet ten times each then, I sprayed it with a carpet cleaner and vacuumed again...
    SgtsLittleGirl SgtsLittleGirl 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 1

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    I think I do it so much that I don't even realize it anymore. I learned early in life that being cute and sweet was the way to go. I knew what boys were thinking and without...
    HotBoxDatRocks HotBoxDatRocks 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The tears pour out I clean them before anyone realizes The smile soon fades I force another one for the new audience They hear my laugh and assume I'm okay Just another show for...
    withpaincomesstrength withpaincomesstrength 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    A building's look and feel gains a lot from more than just cleanliness and order. The overall environment can actually improve either the living or practical knowledge for those...
    alpgeneralremodeling alpgeneralremodeling 22-25, F Jan 14

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    Tonight is one of those nights where I'm just a wreck, and of course it's raining and everyone's out of the house. My niece is in my custody because my sister is dead, and...
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Kinked578 Kinked578 22-25, M Jan 14

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    I'm very clean when I'm at others' homes, or just anywhere except my room. It takes me forever to clean mine like it's some hard task that I need help with and I get so lost. I'll...
    TiraVara TiraVara 22-25, F Jan 14

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    I think we all have had an ice cream or something when we were upset or sad. But is that right?. It may not really be what we are asking for or may need. I remeber very clearly...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Dec 28, 2014

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    "Never let them see you bleed." Hurt and pain: it's all weakness. And people never know how to react. Sure they can offer a hand once in a while but in real truth they don't want...
    lolznewaccountio lolznewaccountio 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Phoenix Az mold cleanup service Exposure to mold in living spaces has the prospective to develop severe health conditions. Signs and symptoms can vary from allergic reactions...
    Didellp621 Didellp621 26-30, M Jan 3

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    Has Anyone A Clear Answer? I am 16 years old guy and i feel this power inside me.I feel it cold,clean like ice it fills like when u are outside and is -20 deg celsius but inside...
    CriticCryo CriticCryo 16-17, M Jan 7

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    This following is very long, but if you can get through it... VERY informative; "What if 20 Million Illegal Aliens were Deported from America ? Tina Griego, journalist for the...
    curiosi curiosi 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Ople1972295 Ople1972295 41-45, M Jan 10

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    I don't feel anything for those who upset me. Time and tide will catch up with them for good. No prayer has ever gone unanswered. It is late, but never a complete denial of good...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M Jan 15

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    I do this all the time. I feel like I don't want to get anyone upset like my fiance. he gets upset when things bother me especially of it's petty. a lot of things bother me. even...
    jenniebaez1992 jenniebaez1992 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    This is the first Christmas I haven't enjoyed since I was a kid when my Pop passed away on Christmas Day. I have been so emotionally and upset and so much going on with family and...
    onlytrusthim onlytrusthim 36-40, M Dec 27, 2014

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    I am so upset and so tired for living in this life. No one asks me how i really feel. No one ******* cares. I wish i had someone does. I wish i had someone to tell my sadness. I...
    LoveNight LoveNight 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    This is true, I can't stand it when people are upset and there's nothing I can do so I just try to be there for them as much as possible. But it seems to be a one way street. I...
    TheFemaleGrimReaper TheFemaleGrimReaper 18-21, F Jan 7

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    aiming to clean the building drain or fixture drains, a qualified plumber can establish if the condition6) back again tumble in the road Merely a trained and license plumber can...
    Ryan4715izr0 Ryan4715izr0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    I am upset and I am crying, because I do not have truly friends in class. Because my speaking speed is slow, so I usually do not speak. I am afraid that people do not be patient...
    fitwealth fitwealth 26-30, F Jan 13

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    Most, if not all, of my poetry and short stories, were written out of suppressed emotions. Maybe not while I was upset at the beginning, but certainly very strong emotions that...
    ShakenButNotBroken ShakenButNotBroken 18-21, F Jan 17

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    So, I feel awful that my anxiety has come to this, messing up my life. It was so bad today I stayed home from school. I just kept worrying about everything and that led to episodes...
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    no one knows this but when I'm.upset I eat and I eat till I throw up sometimes
    neonpinkcupcakelover neonpinkcupcakelover 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    My 21 yr old daughter upset me very much today. She lives at home with her brother and I. Lately she's been trying to help this guy friend of her's. He has no where to stay at...
    lonelygirl1313 lonelygirl1313 51-55, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    It's a typical Saturday morning. Hubby cooks the kids pancakes while I sleep. I get up and have the honors of cleaning up his mess. You know, cause it's hard for him to clean...
    Wyldfyr39 Wyldfyr39 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I am a clean person who unfortunately lives with with a very messy slob, my older brother, lol. I've always been really neat and like to take good care of my belongings but my...
    kenya88 kenya88 26-30, M a week ago

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    the most annoying room to clean is always my room,but I love when it's clean haha
    TigerLilly925 TigerLilly925 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am a female who loves to be clean, freshly shaved, and nice and smooth between my legs. I do not want to disappoint my husband because he loves me to be freshly shaved and...
    mominkitchen mominkitchen 41-45, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love a woman that is clean shaved in I like to be clean shave it makes romance a lot better
    bigfrank917 bigfrank917 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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