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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 5/19/2010 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, I was happy to find this site.

I'm just champing at the bit here. In three days, I need to have my apartment completely cleaned out. Less than, really. I've been dealing with some bad agoraphobia issues, and just the thought of other people seeing me carrying out my things in public (from the apartment to moving vans, my truck, the dumpster) is giving me preemptive panic attacks. I feel like I'm the only one who does this; but I can't be, can I?

I'm not a hoarder, per se, but it's gotten out of control. I've spent the last two years taking care of my late uncle, my hospitalized grandmother, and now my father. So, I've also spent the last two years avoiding any sort of "de-cluttering" -- you can take that both literally and figuratively. But it's all the worse when I compound it with this total fear of anyone seeing all the junk I have to donate to Good Will/toss/whatever.

I just don't know. Does this make since to anyone else?


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   Posted 5/20/2010 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   
self-limiting beliefs or society has made you think there is something wrong with you. Understandably, accepting yourself is not the easiest thing to do. I am still working on this everyday and I know in my mind that I am my own biggest enemy but life is to short to worry about what other people think of us.

Try to stay in the moment and not let anticipatory anxiety get the best of you. I know you will be able to make this move. It is time for you to just do what you have to do and please know you are not alone.

Gentle Hugs,

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