Header
Can Extreme Hoarders Change Their Ways?

Can Extreme Hoarders Change Their Ways?


Airdate: 08/06/2010

Meet two women who cannot throw anything away.  The mountainous messes they accumulate are featured on the TLC show Hoarding: Buried Alive.

Imagine living in the midst of a mess like this.

Hoarding put a tremendous strain on the marriage of Cindy and Mike Carroll of Westerville, Ohio.  

In one episode, Cindy asks her husband, "Do you know where the chips are?"

"Probably underneath something," said Mike.

Cindy replies, "Shut up!"

They had to eat separately, because there was no place to sit together!  A tearful Cindy told INSIDE EDITION just how bad it got.

"There were threats from my husband.  He said it was horrible.  He hated to go home," said Cindy.

"It's absolutely ridiculous, living this way," said Mike.

It was also a problem for Laura G. and her husband Peter at their home in North Carolina.  To make things worse, their three kids couldn't even have friends over!

"I always had stuff, but it was to the point where we couldn't move," said Laura.

So Laura sought help from psychologist Dr. Julie Pike.

"Close your eyes and say it...'I'm robbing my kids.' "

Cindy said, "I'm robbing my kids."

Can a hoarder change her ways?  Cindy Carroll sought professional help and started chucking stuff away.

"The trash men just loved me," joked Cindy.
 


Shadow
You Might Like
Shadow
Shadow Header
Praying on the Field Gets Muslim Player Penalized

Praying on the Field Gets Muslim Player Penalized

Another new NFL controversy is making headlines. This time it involves a player who was penalized for saying a Muslim prayer. INSIDE EDITION explains.

More >

Shadow


Shadow Header
'I'm Sick of Your !#@!' Did Whoopi Goldberg Really Say That to Rosie O'Donnell?

'I'm Sick of Your !#@!' Did Whoopi Goldberg Really Say That to Rosie O'Donnell?

It didn’t take long for tensions to flare up between Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell on The View. INSIDE EDITION has the details.

More >

Shadow
From Our Partners