Why does my wife put stuff on top of everything?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2011
Why does my wife put stuff on top of everything?
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Sun, 11-13-2011 - 2:29pm

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-22-2007

Why-oh-why, is she aware that you'd really like some clean surfaces in the house?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2009
Sun, 11-13-2011 - 11:51pm

The first thing you have to do is talk to her and tell HER how you feel.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-18-2009

If she's able to think and reason, she's able to make changes. I, too, wonder if she knows how much this bothers you.

I wonder if you can come up with a compromise, certain places where you have a "surface area" to yourself that she is not allowed to place any of her own items. Tell her this is making you insane and you need it for your own sanity...

I wonder if she has always been like this, or if it is recent behavior? If you haven't always known her like this, I would be very concerned that her cluttering is going to get worse.