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Hoarders 8.4 – Ruby, Mary

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[Previously on Hoarders]

Tonight we focus on the effect hoarding has on children, both young and in their developmental stages and as teens who have grown up in chaos. Continue reading

Hoarders 8.3 – Jackie, Richard

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[Previously on Hoarders]

From the highest of highs, to the lowest of lows. Another split result on tonight’s episode, and not in the way I thought it was headed. This served as another reminder that often when dealing with extreme hoarding, you’re dealing with other mental health issues as well. Continue reading

Hoarders 8.2 – Roxann, Barbara

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[Previously on Hoarders]

“What’s the point of living in the house when you ain’t got nothing?”

This episode features a hoard where Matt Paxton said elsewhere that he almost gave up.  When the expert in extreme hoarding is beyond knowing what to do, you know you’ve got a situation that goes far, far beyond OCD hoarding or grief hoarding.

It wasn’t all shockingly dire, however. Continue reading

Hoarders: Family Secrets 1.9 – Doris, T’Resa

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I don’t know what it is lately, but these hoarders and the kids/grandkids who love them have just been choking me up.  This week we have a success and a potential backslide.  And it’s not who I thought it would be.  But, this is mental illness, never forget.  It’s a long trudge forward until the walking becomes second nature.

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Hoarders: Family Secrets 1.8 – Michelle, Mary

 

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Before we get into this episode, I want to thank all of you who read, link on Reddit, comment on Facebook (and here!), and most especially those of you who get what I’m trying to do, not just with these recaps and discussion posts, but with Hey, Don’t Judge Me.  Everyone knows: “You don’t read the comments.” People get nasty and mean, they delight in being rude, cruel or hateful in comment sections, and that just doesn’t happen here.

We’re here to listen and learn, to talk to each other, and often times, whether you, the Reader, know it or not, cheer on the folks this show in particular features. I hear from the hoarders on occasion, and I hear from family members and friends–they all say that they appreciate it.  They get encouragement from the thoughtful comments, the worry we share for their safety and health, and I wanted to tell each of you reading this how much I appreciate your support for this website and what it stands for.  I don’t get paid to run the place, I do it out of genuine love.  So thank you for contributing.

And now, to the rat-mobile. (I just ruined everything, huh?) Continue reading

Hoarders: Family Secrets 1.7 – Brian, Coral

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Once again we’re reminded that hoarding–like most mental illness–affects more than just the hoarder. For children who grow up in a hoarded home, it can have devastating and sometimes life-long effects. Continue reading

Hoarders: Family Secrets 1.6 — David, Nora

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We’re back!  (Sorry for the delay–feel free to scowl at me for my move not going smoothly.) This episode featured what Matt Paxton said was one of the most difficult hoards (both size-wise and obstinate-hoarder-wise) of his career.  This week seems to focus on usefulness.  Click the Read More to see how.

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 3.12 – Kim Nose Best

This is an ironic toasting of that bad pun, Bravo.

This is an ironic toasting of that bad pun, Bravo.

Fail, Bravo on the pun. FAIL.  Also, Kim so clearly does NOT nose best, because this whole thing started with her saying she liked her nose, but maybe possibly kinda-sorta Kyle didn’t?  GROSS.  Also in this episode: slut shaming, man shaming, pole dancing and Camille flips her shit. Continue reading

Hoarders 6.12 – Fuzzie & Fredd, Nancy

Just making some music.  Fuzzie (left) and Fredd (right.)

Just making some music. Fuzzie (left) and Fredd (right.)

This is potentially the last episode of Hoarders (as of print, they’ve not been renewed for a seventh season) and as such, I’m going to end this particular recap with some personal thoughts. So that either makes you want to skip to the end or skip the end. 

But first, we end the season with a couple that rivals Randy and his Randy-quinns. (Remember him?) Continue reading

Hoarders 6.11 – Diana, Dolores

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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