After Mary’s husband died, she began accumulating more and more things. In fact, she devoted her entire house to toys.
Since Mary’s children and grandchildren were all grown, the toys remained in their packages and were stacked from floor to ceiling. Eventually, she stopped going out of her house altogether and refused to let any of her children or grandchildren come to see her.
When her children realized she had a problem, they encouraged her to get help. Seeing a counselor helped her to deal with the loss of her husband’s death. And the counselor was able to meet in her home and help her take steps to get rid of most of the toys she had been hoarding. [Read more…]