My Husband Can't Throw It Away!
My story is certainly not as torturous as some I have read. However, it has taken me years to realize that my constant struggle to manage all the stuff my husband collects and saves has drained and exhausted me. I do not let things get totally gross or unhealthy, but that takes a lot of time and organizing. I can't stay ahead of him, however. Finally, I am breaking out of my "secret" world and learning that I am not alone and that many people hoard to some degree or other. I am just starting on my journey to learn strategies for dealing with this so that I can get some rest and peace of mind. The clutter and disorganization are debilitating. Unfortunately, our 18 year old son seems to be like his father in the way. Oh my. I am not a neat freak, but I just want some of the clutter to stop coming!