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I Love Someone With Compulsive Hoarding Syndrome

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 66 People

    Myself

    I have OCD. What'cha expect? I can't help it, & people try to verbally chastize me all the time.
    otad12 otad12 31-35, F Sep 17, 2009

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    Your Clutter Stresses Me Out!

      My mom is a compulsive hoarder. She has become a woman that I know; the woman that took over my mom’s body. It is really sad how my mom lives. I cannot help her. I have tried. I cannot get help for her because I do not have POA and she won’t consent to getting...
    smartchick1 smartchick1 41-45 5 Responses Jun 12, 2009

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    Ultimate Hoarding Mess

        My name is josh and i wanted to post the story of the mess my gandparents left behind for me and my parents to clean up its pretty crazy.  My grandparents both passed away within about a year of each other and nobody realized what they had left for us lol...
    king533kc king533kc 26-30 1 Response Sep 12, 2010

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    Mom Is A Hoarder :(

    I just realized today after waking up and seeing so much junk all over our house that my mother is a hoarder, I feel like a bandage was ripped from my eyes. Worst part is i don't know how i let it get so bad to the point where everything in this house disgusts me. Now i...
    ToxicBrownies ToxicBrownies 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7, 2013

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    My Mother

    Hello. Yes, my mother is a compulsive hoarder. It was only in recent years that my brother and I learned that this is an actual psychiatric condition. This evening, it was gone 9.00pm and I was unwinding in the "tv room" of the family house after having pulled an 8...
    AndrewPenney AndrewPenney 41-45 25 Responses Jan 31, 2010

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    Feeling Helpless

    Hi, my name is john. My wife and I have been married for 20 years. When we first got married she was living at home and had accumulated a good amount of clothes which she was able to give to charity with the plan in mind that she didn't want the stuff moving out. It was alot in...
    tjohn093 tjohn093 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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    Family Hoarding

    My husband's parents are hoarders and they have passed this on the their 4 children.  The first time I went to visit, I was appauled that anyone would have a seperate building that was full of stuff.  The house is also a cluttered mess.  The extra building was probably 1500...
    GRAMMYKAREN51 GRAMMYKAREN51 56-60 1 Response Apr 18, 2011

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    Too Many Hoarders In My Family

    I have just recently had my eyes opened. I knew my mother liked to hold on to things, but over the last several years this has begun to take on a new life. My mother was raised during the depression and I know that this has had an effect on they way she likes to hang on...
    valkrie5 valkrie5 61-65, M 4 Responses Jan 10, 2010

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    How To Approach It

     Wow!  What a loaded title.  That is appropriate on so many levels for the task at hand.  See, the thing is this.  My mom is a hoarder.  While some people watch the A&E show 'Hoarders' in awe, wonder and disgust, I don't wonder at how it happens...
    nrrvous nrrvous 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 5, 2010

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    Hoarding To Get Over Someone's Death

    Someone very close to my boyfriend passed away about a year ago. It was unexpected, and he was not prepared to deal with the consequences of organizing the personal belongings, papers, and property that were left behind. Instead of keeping the items that were of most importance...
    flipgirl6886 flipgirl6886 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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    Studies On Relationships And Hoarding

    Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are conducting two online studies about the relationships of individuals with OCD or hoarding. Each study involves completing questionnaires online about relationships, emotions, OCD, and hoarding. You must be at least 18 to...
    amyp100 amyp100 31-35, F Aug 16, 2012

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    Know A Hoarder In Southern California?

    New tasteful docu-series on a major cable network is looking for people who hoard, and have "inherited" it from their parents. We have a top-notch, licensed therapist who will be helping the family embrace a happy future. You will be compensated for your time, and also receive...
    janesmith12 janesmith12 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2013

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    A Work In Progress (would love some advise)

    I am the youngest of 3 children I am 15. This is the first time I have posted something like this, so here goes. All my life I have grown up in an old home. In my family my father is the main hoarder. I was only recently made aware of what this life eating monster that is my...
    suffocatedathome suffocatedathome 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2010

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    Feeling Helpless

    Hi, my name is john. My wife and I have been married for 20 years. When we first got married she was living at home and had accumulated a good amount of clothes which she was able to give to charity with the plan in mind that she didn't want the stuff moving out. It was alot in...
    tjohn093 tjohn093 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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    What Is Compulsive Hoarding?

    "But I might need that one day..."     What is compulsive hoarding? Compulsive hoarding is the accumulation of and inability to discard items that (to others) appear to have no value, such as plastic water bottles, slips of paper, unread mail, and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jun 11, 2009

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    OMG I Had No Idea!!

    I googled "compulsive hoarding disorder" after seeing this group on EP and it seemed like a million things clicked at once. My dear friend and neighbor has piles and piles and piles of random, useless junk in his house. Some of the piles in his house are my height or...
    justAmemory2u justAmemory2u 18-21, F Sep 17, 2009

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    Dude You Don't Even Know

    I don't even know where to start my boyfriend is a hoarder. He has things everywhere. I have packed everything up in plastic containers. His stuff is in closets and takes up most of our home. I have gotten rid of things here and there. They are not useful and take up space for...
    Shaneking Shaneking 31-35 Aug 21, 2012

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    Living With An Insane Pack Rat

    I think my boyfriend is a hoarder? Or he is absolutly out of control messy. He works outside the home and I run an online business or trying to! He wants the house perfectly neat and orderly when he gets home, but there is much junk of his that I can't keep up anymore, I've...
    eclecticboho eclecticboho 26-30 4 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    I Love My Mother

     Upon discovering the A&E show "Hoarders", the Children of Hoarders website and this group I have finally decided to muster up some courage to tell my story.  My mother is a compulsive hoarder. Or at least I think she is. Based on my experience of...
    IronJawedTat IronJawedTat 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 1, 2009

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    My Mom

    My mom used to hoard animals and things. It was a strange way to grow up surrounded by the filth from the animals and the garbage she collected. I used to get angry with her because I didn't understand why she forced all of us to live in those conditions....I still don't...
    Powderblue Powderblue 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 27, 2010

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    Tlc's Hoarding: Buried Alive Looking For New Partipants

    Discovery Studios is currently looking for participants for TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive, an hour-long documentary series on compulsive hoarding. We’re seeking people who are willing to open up their lives and homes to share their stories. If you struggle with hoarding and...
    tlchoarding tlchoarding 26-30, F May 31, 2011

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    Spouses/romantic Partners

    Looking for spouses/romantic partners to do this study on relationships. To complete a study for relatives of those with OCD go to: http://psychology.case.edu/research/fear_lab/participate.html
    amyp100 amyp100 31-35, F Oct 30, 2012

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    My Hoarding story

    I cannot remember when my mother first started hoarding.  I have been told that she has not always been like this, but to be honest my memories of home now are so crowded with those based around it, that i cannot remember a time before this.  I first really remember...
    littlest littlest 18-21 1 Response Aug 23, 2010

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    Hoarding Help

    I am a producer for NBC and we are currently working on a show about hoarding. I you or anybody you know would be interested in getting help for this problem, please ontact me at 203.564.8464. Thanks Alyson
    TVALY TVALY 31-35 3 Responses Sep 21, 2010

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    A Shorty Story On Hoarding -- Development

    We are called the sandwich generation -- caught between caring for our parents and our children. But I have no children; nothing to turn my attention from Mom. I just get open-faced absurdity. My thumb is doing calisthenics lifting corners of fashion magazines. The rest of me...
    rockylewis rockylewis 36-40 1 Response Nov 21, 2011

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    Recent Visit To My Hoarding Parents

    Here is my account of the the week I recently spent with my parents who are hoarders"My father doesn't recognize me"I arrived unannounced. I didn't know how capable they would be to pick me up at the airport, so I didn't want to put them out of their way. I just called the house...
    sleepless9212 sleepless9212 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    So I'm writing again and Im on my iPhone so I hope my words aren't changed. I have gone through a lot even recently and I guess I'm trying to understand more. Of course the...
    cutie7710 cutie7710 36-40, F Dec 18

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    Does anyone know of any borderlines being able to love? Or getting better and stopping the lies n cheating?
    superempath superempath 31-35, M Dec 2

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    Anyone have a mom with BPD? It's the most difficult relationship. Especially around the holidays
    LaurenAR LaurenAR 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    this is totally not true. bc i love him, and he "loved" me. but i guess it wasnt real love because love never goes away and it wouldn't be "loved". it'd just be, i love him and he...
    flawlxsskay flawlxsskay 16-17, F Dec 10

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    Before I get hate, I want to start off by saying I am 14 only. I'm in high school so I may not know what love is but love is indescribable. His name is going to be changed to Noel...
    peachmilk peachmilk 16-17, F Dec 5

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    I was with the same girl for three years and I love her so much. we broke up two months ago and she is with another girl. while we were dating I wasn't out yet so I kind of hid her...
    rachellynn99 rachellynn99 18-21, F Nov 30

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    I loved my ex and though we broke up and it was for many right reasons, I still care. The way she talked to me, the way she acted I now know she never loved me. Saying I love you...
    Calvexz Calvexz 26-30, F Dec 2

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    in truth, I've loved a lot of people who didn't love me back. I've also found myself unable to love someone that for all intents and purposes i should have...just didnt. I imagine...
    elly40 elly40 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    Ever wake up asking yourself, "How did I ever love someone that does not love me? How can that happen? One sided love??" and then you go back and analyze the past and say, "Damn...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    I'm missing you like crazy today. I can feel it in every bit of my fibre. I'm missing you like crazy & the worst part is that there is absolutely nothing I can do about it. I could...
    kimberleyyy kimberleyyy 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    Me and him are close. And there was someone who always gives him **** for it and I'm not gonna take it anymore. I automatically lost all respect for you, you little piece of...
    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    My old man is a bad man but I can't deny the way he holds my hand And he grabs me, he has me by my heart He doesn't mind I have a Las Vegas past He doesn't mind I have an LA crass...
    BookOfShadows BookOfShadows 18-21, F Dec 8

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    As I stated in my status Christmas isn't Christmas without your loved ones close by. This will be my first Christmas without the man I loved for18 years, and will always love. His...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I love women with bubblebutts! Not fat!
    wantsomebad wantsomebad 41-45, M Nov 28

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    So love sleeping with children.
    NoNameTroll NoNameTroll 13-15, M 3 Responses Nov 29

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    I love women with really yellow teeth. I prefer smoker's teeth. I love women who doesn't brush their teeth for days. I'm aroused by the smelly breath.
    hotfordirt hotfordirt 41-45, M Dec 15

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    I love camming with adult ladies of any age. I enjoy relaxing and blowing off some steam while having an intelligent conversation with another lady.
    surfernudist surfernudist 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I am well acquainted with how disruptive motherhood can be to a woman's personal and professional autonomy. I will not be waxing poetic about it either (today of all days). I too...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 18

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    I miss u so much it kills me I need U in my life U knew me better than I know myself U would stop whatever u were doing to cheer me up if I was feeling down U never judged me when...
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    At 14 he is presenting with some ridged exhausting repetitive, perseverant, behaviours. This is the first time I have felt pretty out of my depth managing his pathology. I am...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 46-50, F Dec 17

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    To the man I loved, I don't know if you know that when you left my world ripped apart. I don't know if you know for three weeks I cried every day and woke up empty every morning...
    missssyme missssyme 31-35, F 16 Responses 4 days ago

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    He'l never love me , not like he loves HER .. No matter how hard I try I will never be what he wants because I am just not that person. I can't be someone I'm not. I can't change...
    Purrkitty Purrkitty 31-35, F Nov 29

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