Hi, I'm new to this site. I'm just getting started. I started hoarding after a bad breakup 13 years ago, and am just coming up for air. In the years since, no one has been in my house for about 7.5 years, and I need some home repairs done but can't stand the thought of someone seeing inside. I'm a retired law enforcement officer and am well respected in my town. I fear being found out. I know the stuff is also related to my weight; I've gained 90 pounds since the breakup.
Now, I have a big place to take care of, plus being gone about 3-4 days a week to help my aging parents ( my 3 brothers do nothing to help) which I resent a lot.
Anyway, I am surrendering that I need help and acknowledge I am in fact, a hoarder. Hard to admit, but it's true. Thanks for listening😇