- Apr 21, 2020
- Washington DC
I am concerned for my mother. She comes from a medical family where they are all hypocondriacs, particularly her father, and she is obsessed with a cleaning. When she goes a few days without cleaning, she cries and is upset and says she is a failure. I have spent many years trying to help her get past this, and today we were all up late watching movies and she walks to the kitchen and starts washing dishes at 3:30 am. I was visibly upset and told her to stop, bc this isn't normal, and she said "I'm not washing dishes, just a few pans." She then told me I needed help and therapy bc it wasn't normal that I was upset with her. She is obsessed with having a clean house every night and nothing can deter her from washing dishes and cleaning. Am I crazy? Is this normal behavior?