This story originally aired on April 28, 2018.
Mary, who has asked that her last name not be used to protect her grandchildren, has been married to her husband for over 50 years. He has a habit of collecting what she calls "old junker cars," which sit in her yard, her driveway, the street -- she has no idea how many cars he owns. And they aren't just cars -- they're storage units, piled high with stuff.
To Mary, this has clearly crossed the line from collecting to hoarding. But her husband doesn't think there is a problem.
Mary has had to take it upon herself to learn to cope. She has found community through a support group organized by the organization, The Hoarding Project.
In this story, we go to one of these support groups, and learn how difficult it can be to care for someone who has the disorder.