I have been a hoarder my whole life but it started getting way out of control about 2000. I started therapy in 2009 and was released (given up on) by my psychiatrist last year.
The reason I am looking for on-line support now is due to a problem that popped up last week. My water heater busted. There is no way I can replace it myself. So, tomorrow for the first time in well over 10 years, I will be letting someone in my house.
I have the areas cleared that the plumber will need to access. I have rehearsed my speech informing him of my problem. This has been a stressful time but it actually got me going. The garbage bags seemed easier but not easy to fill.
Since I am sharing my secret shame with a total stranger tomorrow, I figured why not share it with others who will understand.
I do not know what to expect from this msg board but hope to find some virtual support.