- Sep 23, 2018
- Georgia, USA
So, I love to read. And I have A LOT of books. And those books are very important to me. I also have a bunch of sentimental junk (I'm a bit of a hoarder. I have trouble throwing stuff away). Anyway, sometimes I get this intense fear of losing all of that in a fire or a flood or something. When we have bad weather I panic, thinking that it will flood or a tornado will tear down my home. Before I go out I unplug everything and check to make sure the stove is off so the house won't burn down. But this fear is so intense that I actually have panic attacks at the thought of losing all of my stuff. I know I shouldn't get attached to material things, but I never had a lot growing up, and I feel like that's why I have so much trouble getting rid of stuff. Does anyone have any advice they can give me on how to deal with this? I haven't brought it up to my therapist yet but I'm planning to soon.