• Hoarding Disorder Impacts The Entire Family--I Know, Because I Lived Through It

    7 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    Trigger warning: hoarding disorder
    Whenever I hear moms say that their kids won't remember if their house was a mess, a small voice in the back of my head wants to scream, “Oh, yes, they will.” But, of course, I lived with someone with a hoarding disorder, so we don't imagine the same types of messes, do we?
    Most folks consider messy to be a home littered with toys, clothes, papers, dirty dishes, and laundry that needs washing. A house that's “lived in.” But this isn't what I picture when someone tells me their home is in disarray.
    A mess to me is dirty cups and dishes sitting on the...
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