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Old 09-29-2010, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by TeM View Post
AW's obsessions are mostly about health issues. She obsesses about getting cancer, but has no fear of the damage alcohol is doing to her liver. She also tends to hoard, or, more precisely, "stock up" on certain things. She used to be really bad about buying toiletries that we didn't need. As a result, we now have several hundred bottles of shampoo, body wash, etc. stashed in various places in the house.

I finally got her to stop that expensive habit, but since then her drinking has gotten worse. Maybe the compulsive shopping was a coping mechanism? Who knows?
My mom was married to a raging drunk when I was 12 to 18 or so years old.

I remember their bathroom linen closet filled with neatly ordered bottles of shampoo, conditioner, mouth wash, tooth paste, bar soap, rubbing alcohol, shave cream, after shave, toilet paper, etc.. A dozen or so of each, it literally looked like an in store display of toiletries. Weird.

In retrospect he was one sick puppy.

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