I feel guilty about not wanting to keep items that have been in my family, like I am betraying them. At the same time I know I have accumulated too much and have trouble deciding what I need versus what I want.
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I feel that way
about a lot of the things I have.
I have a lot of things from when I was a kid, books, posters, stuffed animals, and I feel like I am throwing away my childhood if I get rid of those things.
I also have things that were gifts from people, that I feel like I am being ungrateful if I get rid of them.
Also, my husband’s parents keep giving him momentos from his grandparents, things like some of his baby clothes, and so on. He feels like he can’t get rid of any of it.
There is a lot of emotional baggage in these objects.