I'm new to this site and have read posts over the past few days hoping someone would mention hoarding, but they haven't so I'll just put myself out there (which really scares me and I wouldn't do it if anyone knew who I am I'm that ashamed) I can't seem to let go of things. I've had this problem for about twenty years now but it's getting worse because I'm accumulating stuff, so where before you couldn't tell, now it's becoming quite obvious. I also developed a compulsive shopping disorder which I'm keeping under control at the moment, but now I'm faced with a mountain of things I can't get rid of. The worst of it is the kid's stuff. They're growing so fast and every little thing means so much. I have boxes and boxes of artwork, every mark they've ever made on paper, because it all seems so precious to me. And their clothes and blankets and shoes and toys, ticket stubs from when we went to the zoo or rode on a train. And everytime I try to tackle it I become overwhelmed by sadness so I put it away again. Then there's my stuff, and my Mum's (a hoarder) who passed away a few years ago. I can't think straight for all the clutter in my life, but a memory or time is attached to everyone and I'm scared to let go in case I regret it. Does anyone else have this problem? or has had this problem and dealt with it? Please help.
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