Jul 05
Living With Someone's Clutter or Hoarding: How Do You Cope?
Cluttering can strain relationships and hoarding can compromise the life of the hoarder and family members. In this show, Dr. Fugen Neziroglu, author of Children of Hoarders and Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding, offers listeners a closer look at these behaviors. Differentiating cluttering from hoarding, she clarifies that whereas some are primary hoarders whose behavior has persisted throughout their lives, many elderly parents are secondary hoarders as a result of fragility, dementia, memory and living alone.

In the unfolding discussion with host, Suzanne Phillips, Dr. Neziroglu considers negative reactions on the part of children and hoarders, the risks to children and relationships, and possibilities of responding. As the show moves to a consideration of clutter in relationships, communication technique and strategies are offered for couples.

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