The Accidental Hoarder by Winnie Corble
Approx. 17,560 words.
Published on March 1, 2013.
Hoarding is not necessarily about living in a house full of trash with goat trails through the garbage: hoarding and shopping affect many of us in daily life. These behaviors are about trying to control pain in the psyche: anger, grief, bereavement, loss, shame or guilt can be kept locked away through these avoidance functions. But they cause turmoil in life and they take away real solutions.