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I Live In a Messy House

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    Unwanted But Impossible Mess - Our house is probably not too bad in comparison to places I have lived before. However, I *still* can't get the hang of doing the washing up every...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 5, 2011

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    Legitimately Not My Fault! - I moved in with my boyfriend about two years ago and his parents moved into my boyfriends grandparents house after they passed away. Well...it's been...
    keikobabe92 keikobabe92 18-21, F Jan 15, 2013

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    Get A Life - I have a friend with OCD.    Both sides of her family are rich.She is at attorney and everything in her house is over-organized.  The pens in her children's...
    valsax valsax 61-65 1 Response Apr 1, 2012

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    Not Too Messy, But Not Too Clean. - My family's house isn't a total mess, wouldn't be considered a hoarders home, but it is on the messy side. If I was in control of the way my...
    xspamadvice xspamadvice 13-15, F 1 Response May 5, 2012

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    Phone Chat While Cleaning? - Hi I'll be succinct. Looking for people in North America who like me have many hours of cleaning to do. I have an unlimited North American plan (I...
    suckcess suckcess 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 9, 2012

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    Explination Corner - There is good and bad news. The good news is there is help out there. The bad news is this is compulsive hoarding which is a mental disorder marked by an...
    lacywebb lacywebb 22-25, F Jun 5, 2011

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    Ugh! - i won't go into details, but it's all my inlaw's fault. their crap is everywhere and the second I clean they mess it up behind me. I'm tearing my hair out over this...
    misssybil misssybil 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2011

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    Contradiction - I have no trouble admitting it. I'm a slob. My apartment is a mess, my car is a mess, my desk is a mess, my kitchen is a mess... My digital files are immaculately...
    mononoaware mononoaware 26-30, M Sep 8, 2012

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    Messy House Driving Me Crazy Too :( - I live with my husband, my 18 month old daughter and my brother...normally I keep the house pretty tidy and feel comfortable know that the...
    rarmst rarmst 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 10, 2010

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    What A Dump! - There are three flights of stair totaling eighteen steps leading from the sidewalk to the front door of my house. Upon entering, there is a living room to the right...
    MessyMiz MessyMiz 61-65, F 6 Responses Jan 6, 2010

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    Holding Me Back. - I think it holds me back the most. I've always lived like this, always crazy, everything's always lost, can't have people over. I don't even notice it unless...
    DefyingGravity42 DefyingGravity42 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2011

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    The Way "he" See's Me - Every action, every word, judged! Once the verdict is in I am always found wrong (guilty). If one of our children does something wrong, he always...
    Freedom40 Freedom40 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 20, 2012

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    Grew Up In A Messy House - I grew up in a messy house. My mom worked a  full job and dad never lifted a finger to help out. Friends could not come over due to the embarrassement...
    Orbie1 Orbie1 41-45, F Mar 5, 2012

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    My Messy House - My husband and youngest child are very sloppy.  I can't change or correct my husband, and my child just says "okay" or "sorry" when I say...
    spiderontheweb spiderontheweb 51-55, F 6 Responses Oct 30, 2008

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    myself, +23yo daughter +6yo grandaughter + 16 yo boyfriend and laziness = messy house! We have a messy kitchen, with dishes everywhere living room, clothes, dishes, cig butts...
    midschtch midschtch 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    Not Too Messy, But Not Too Clean. - My family's house isn't a total mess, wouldn't be considered a hoarders home, but it is on the messy side. If I was in control of the way my...
    xspamadvice xspamadvice 13-15, F 1 Response May 5, 2012

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    Messy House Lol - hey ,,for all you folks ,i too have a messy house ,,i cant bring no-one home to visit as theres no-where to sit ,i am a dumpster diver artist so my hopuse has all...
    franceslepole57 franceslepole57 56-60, T 3 Responses Mar 5, 2012

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    Painful Awakening - Depression, dysphasia..... Whatever you call it. I have that and it's a Nightmare to just get up and socialize And live a normal life. When you wake Up with...
    opheliaophelia opheliaophelia 22-25, F May 5, 2012

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    Lazy Girlfriend - Let me start off by saying that I am far from immaculate. One look at my office--and the piles of papers that need to be filed, along with the boxes that I never...
    uwebdude uwebdude 31-35, M 29 Responses Jul 10, 2011

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    Messy Me. - Whats the big deal? Its just a mess. Just get up and clean it yourself. Thats what i do. Except it always just gets messy again, no matter what i do. Unless i devoted...
    TrueFeelingsTrueMe TrueFeelingsTrueMe 16-17, F Sep 11, 2011

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    Research On Hoarding And Relationships - Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are conducting two online studies about the relationships of individuals with OCD or...
    amyp100 amyp100 31-35, F Aug 19, 2012

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    Oh How I Wish I Didn't - I didn't used to mind living in a slightly cluttered house but now I'm like, "Oh my God, how do I fix this?" I'm embarrassed to have friends over because...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F Jan 5, 2012

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    So Fed Up With This Mess, & Having No Help To Clean It Up! - yeah i admit it i live in a messy house. and it i so hard to try to keep up with all the cleaning that needs to be...
    sadeyes7294 sadeyes7294 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 5, 2011

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    Emotional Laziness Leads To This - OK, well, I felt like I had to vent about my wife's slovenly habits, but most of the stories I saw were related to "I hate my wife". Well, I don...
    7thmaster 7thmaster 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 20, 2013

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    The Mess - Yes, I live in a  messy house . My wife does not do any house work. She is a slob. As a result , our house is a mess, and I must say it depresses me to have to live...
    chasingafterwind chasingafterwind 51-55, M 9 Responses Jan 19, 2010

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    My Messy House - Yes, mine is a wreck most of the time. I have a lot of health issues, as well as major depression, and am just physically unable to do all the housecleaning and...
    leyna2007 leyna2007 46-50, F Sep 5, 2011

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    I Just Can't Do Anything About It... - Just thinking about cleaning our house makes me dizzy already. Papers, clothes, dishes, dust, and other things are all around. I didn't...
    kakorckaact07 kakorckaact07 18-21, F Oct 6, 2011

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    Not By Choice, Trust Me. - When you walk into my house, its nice, spacious, open and clean. People come in and say "How do you keep you're house so damn clean?" My secret---i dont...
    marimommy marimommy 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 5, 2011

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    It's Shameful! - I grew up in a less than kept house (my mom was not domestic). I always had a messy room, and when I met my husband not much changed. If anything, we feed off each...
    S74rxed S74rxed 31-35, F Jan 5, 2012

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    I Do But I Wish I Didnt - we live in a small house to begin with..no closet space, no garage, no attic, no spare rooms or basement. its mostly my sister's fault its a pigsty...
    cupcakecutiee cupcakecutiee 18-21 46 Responses Nov 11, 2010

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    Taking Charge - I have decided that i am no longer going to be forced to live like this  by other people. I have been cleaning like a whirlwind throwing everything the hell out...
    misssybil misssybil 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2011

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    A Big, Drafty, Cold, Exciting, Messy Flat Full Of Musicians! (and Me) - I was the tidy one when I lived at home with Mum. But that was just compared to her and my sister, and didn...
    tearaway tearaway 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 18, 2011

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    I Hate It!! - I inherited a house when my mom died, and I was very thankful to have it. Her generosity meant that I could trade in living in an expensive rental property north of...
    sugarfooties sugarfooties 66-70 5 Responses Nov 9, 2011

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    But needs must and sometimes I need to let out the spare room for the dosh. I realised long ago that I only share well with those I'm in a relationship with, barely even then...
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    Ive lived inside four walls of my room pretty much for about 8 years of my life, i live in an apartment with my family, but i tend to have issues leaving my bedroom, when i go to...
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    Am I crazy? My parents drilled in me to care for others and put other above myself. I want taught to help those in need and to encourage dreams. In fact, it makes me happy to help...
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