My Hoarding Wife
I live in a very difficult and sometimes hopeless situation. My wife is a hoarder and doesn't admit it. She keeps everything and has practically turned every room of our house into a closet. It stresses me out.
What can I say? Books, clothes, wrapping paper, old lists. You name it, we got it, and I can't tell you where it is because the house is so full of things I can barely find the things I really do need.
The saddest thing is how the kids suffer. They don't have a real bedroom. Their toys are all mixed up together and even if they weren't there's no open space to play with them.
We've been going to marriage counseling for over a year. We have a social worker and social services trying to help us organize the home so that there's living space, but my wife just frustrates everyone that tries to help and then explains how they were so rude and insensitive for trying to suggest to her to throw something away.
I love my wife and children and want this marriage to work, but it's hard for me to see the way out.