Robin, an admitted hoarder, says she forms attachments to animals and objects because they can’t reject her. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: At your final breaking point?
“Animals are the only place I’ve ever been safe,” she says, adding, “and that is no judgment, no ridicule, no disgust – no abuse – none of that.” WATCH ‘I Am Appalled By The Way I’m Living,’ Says Admitted Hoarder
The 71-year-old mother and grandmother claims she was physically and emotionally abused as a child and wasn’t permitted to have any possessions of her own. She says that’s why she finds it nearly impossible to throw anything away now. WATCH Hoarding Explained
Why does Dr. Phil refer to Robin’s behaviors as “relating down”?
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