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Hoarders 6.11 – Diana, Dolores

A&E, Monday Nights, 9EST

A&E, Monday Nights, 9EST

Thank you for your patience with me regarding this recap’s delay.  My son has been hospitalized for several months, and we were finally able to bring him home last week.  (And since we here at HDJM do this for free, family takes precedence.)

This is penultimate episode of the season. Fingers crossed for a season 7! Continue reading

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Hoarders 6.10 – Marlene, Jeff

A&E, Monday Nights, 9EST

A&E, Monday Nights, 9EST

“It’s an emotional thing when you try to fill yourself up [with things], and then you get filled up for a little while, and then you’re empty and you go back out to fill yourself back up.” Marlene, one of our hoarders, sums up the whole problem perfectly.  And always remember: for these people it’s a hoard, but it could have easily been drugs, alcohol or food.

We should be treating all of them the same: as fellow humans with a mental illness. Continue reading

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Hoarders 6.7 – Susan, Michael

A&E, Monday Nights, 9EST

This was the episode for people with horrifying backgrounds. It was also a reminder that shopping addicts are some of the toughest hoarders to work with – there’s not a clear path to the emotional connection with an object to address. Continue reading

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Hoarders 6.1 – Debra, Patty

A&E, Monday Nights, 9EST

Welcome back to a new season of Hoarders on Hey, Don’t Judge Me! For any new readers who might be coming along, I want to stress that we take the work of the Hoarders‘ production staff very seriously. We do not view this as “rubbernecker television.” Everyone on the show (and they come by and comment on occasion!) believes fervently in shedding light on this disorder and in getting help to the people portrayed. Many viewers have finally been able to put a name to what has been wrong in their life (or the life of a loved one) by virtue of this program. I have nothing but admiration and respect (and a lot of hand sanitizer) for everyone involved in this show.

As always, the rule at HDJM is that if we don’t love something, we move on. If you were looking for a site to make fun of things, this isn’t the place for you. Hard questions can be asked, but tone really does mean everything, so please keep that in mind. On to our season premiere episode! Continue reading

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