Hoarders is a fascinating look inside the lives of people whose inability to part with their belongings is so out of control that they are on the verge of a personal crisis. Whether they're facing eviction, the loss of their children, jail time, or divorce, they are all desperately in need of help. Cleaning is just the first step, like taking drugs away from an addict. The healing won't be easy. For some, throwing away even the tiniest thing a sponge, a button, an empty box is so painful that they will not be able to allow the cleaning to be completed, no matter the consequences. For others, professional help and an organizer's guidance give them the strength to recover.
The episode I saw was about a man who lives in his mom’s home, he had previously taken care of his mom. She passed away while he was caring for her. Now he can't throw away a single thing in the home because every little thing reminds him of his mom. His house was so full of stuff he couldn’t even get down the hallway. He literally throws nothing away! If he goes to the store to get himself a candy bar he will buy 2, one for him and one for his mom. His home was absolutely disgusting!! I know it’s a disorder and he needs help, hopefully he follows through with his therapist.
Intense and highly personal, A&E's true-life, documents and examines the lives of everyday people imprisoned by unmanageable, repetitive behaviors and sometimes debilitating fear. Whether it is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, General Anxiety Disorder, Hoarding or a variety of phobias, the unscripted series gives viewers a chance to see first-hand how an obsession can radically affect a person's life.
The episode I saw featured two women. One had a hair pulling obsession. She pulled her hair out all the time! It was the saddest thing to see! This poor lady is practically bald and wears wigs every time she goes out in public. She blames her perfectionist mother for her problems. She made no progress on the show with her therapist and decided to shave her head to attempt a fresh start.
The other lady the show featured wouldn’t eat anything hard for fear that her teeth would fall out. She constantly brushes and cleans her teeth for the same fear, that her teeth would fall out and she would have to get dentures and then she would be ugly. This woman made some progress through the show and was able to bite into an apple but her anxiety level was very high while doing so. She is now going through a divorce and trying to raise her daughter, she did make progress through the show.
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Tonight B and I are going to another outdoor concert at the Zoo! It's beautiful outside! My sis and her friend are coming along too. We (B) scored some free tickets!
Also, I dyed my hair....dark brown is looking more like BLACK!