How to Talk to Your Loved One about His Hoarding Problem
It’s not easy dealing with a loved one that hoards, whether it’s a family member, a spouse, or a partner. It’s not a good idea to throw away your loved one’s hoarded belongings, or to tell him or her that it’s time to stop hoarding, because either of these actions are usually hurtful and ineffective. Read this article for tips on how to talk to your loved one about his or her hoarding problem, and who to call for hauling services in San Diego.
Know the Behavior Behind Hoarding
A hoarding problem can range from minor to serious, but in any case it’s important to recognize that hoarding is an ingrained habit. Improving a hoarding problem takes months or sometimes years, so it’s important to be patient. If the hoarding problem is serious, your loved one will not see the hoarding as a problem, even in the face of stress, safety risks, allergies, or being unable to use a certain area of the house.
Positive reinforcement is more helpful to your loved one than negativity, so always make an effort to stay upbeat. After all, your loved one is not hoarding to be malicious. Your loved one’s habits do not indicate that he or she loves the items more than you. Focus on acknowledging progress, and avoid making any comments that are demotivating.
Seek Professional Help
Progress cannot be made until your loved one is ready to change. And sometimes, seeing a professional therapist is the best way to help your loved one acknowledge his or her problem and start to work on de-cluttering his or her life.
At Silverback Hauling & Demolition of San Diego, we have helped many hoarders and former hoarders with the intensive cleanup and junk removal process. Call us at (619) 618-0676 or visit our website to learn more about the hauling services we have to offer the San Diego and Coronado area.
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Formed in 2000, Silverback Hauling & Demolition has the tools and the experience to help you with a variety of demolition projects in the San Diego and Coronado area. We are happy to accommodate off hours and during the weekend. You can even call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you have immediate demolition concerns. To speak with a demolition expert in San Diego, call Silverback Hauling & Demolition at (619) 618-0676.
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