I grew up as the son of a compulsive hoarder. For many years, this had been my secret, lonely shame...but now I know that I am not alone—and that there is no need to continue feeling ashamed.
:) I could use a brother.
Sign me up! :-)
Can I join the family? :) I grew up as the child of a hoarder as well. I have recently been encouraged by seeing so many of us online, supporting one another. To that end, I started my own blog at http://www.hoarderschild.blogspot.com/. I would love it if you would consider listing it on your site. Keep up the great work!
Welcome to the family, Elizabeth! I just added your Hoarder's Child blog to the list!
HI MY NAME IS NAZIA I AM AN ASSOCIATE PRODUCER WITH THE BILL CUNNINGHAM SHOW IN NYC AND I WOULD LOVE TO TALK TO YOU. WE ARE HAVING A SHOW ABOUT CHILDREN/FAMILY MEMBERS OF HOARDERS AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO KNOW THEIR HOARDING FAMILY MEMBER NEEDS HELP. IF YOU CAN PLEASE CALL ME MY NUMBER IS BELOW AS WELL AS MY EMAIL ADDRESS.WE ARE LOOKING TO HELP AND WILL OFFER AFTER CARE. WE ALSO KNOW THAT BEING EMBARESSED IS SOMETHING THAT MOST PEOPLE FACE BEING A HOARDER IF YOU ARE WE CAN ALWAYS PROTECT YOUR APPEARANCE AND NAME. WE PAY FOR TRAVEL, PLANE TICKETS, MEALS, HOTEL ROOMS, & HAVE A GREAT HAIR AND MAKEUP TEAM THAT WILL WORK WITH YOU. CALL: 212 419 7447 EMAIL: NDEFRANK@BILLCUNNINGHAMSHOW.COM
No need to shout, Nazia. Lower case is much easier to read, and is much likelier to be read. :)
I'd like to join the family as well. I had no idea that I had so much in common with people. It's eerie. There are so many facets to my mother's personality that I didn't realize were connected to her hoarding until I started reading these blogs. I am reevaluating my entire childhood and it's been very enlightening.
Welcome to the family, Rebecca! I know exactly what you mean about reevaluating your childhood -- I'm doing the same. I'm even re-evaluating some things from my adulthood!
Perhaps this is a shameless plug, but I own a hoarding cleanup company ( www.cendecon.com ) and have worked with hundreds of hoarders and family members of hoarders. My childhood best friend's mom was a hoarder and at my young age, I didn't understand it. My best friend was so ashamed and it took her years to ever let me see her house. I remember trying to help her clean dishes that over took the kitchen and bathroom. Unfortunately, my friend passed away at 21, but I wonder if I found my calling because of her?Happy holidays my heart goes out to your and your family.
Post a Comment