Monday, November 22, 2010

A hoarder among us


When most people think of hoarding, they picture mountains of belongings in crammed rooms. Few consider the emotional consequences.

Bruce Kirkland, senior entertainment writer with Sun Media, and my partner of nine years, has struggled with hoarding his entire life. It exhausts him.

“My parents were Depression-era people who kept everything because they had so little,” Bruce says. He has followed their pattern in his own home. “But at a certain point, you’re keeping stuff that you wouldn’t possibly ever need.”.." More

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