Sink. Kitchen sink (couldnt fit in the title) *Please before you read this, dont make fun of my mom, Im not here for that* I just want to get others feedback and if they know anyone who has OCD as well. As you read this, this will most likely be the most severe case of OCD that you will have ever read* I know I have been making some really off the wall posts lately and please let me apologize in advance. You will ask how is that even possible! Im not kidding when I say my mom spends 7-8 hours a day cleaning her kitchen sink, sometimes longer. She has severe OCD and has had it for like 20 years. Ive tried many times getting her prof. help but she will not even acknowledge that she has a disorder and needs help. I am very familiar with OCD as Ive had it before in the past and I have gotten prof. help for it. I have done my share of research on it and thats how I know so much about it. Ive tried and tried for years to get her help. My siblings and her husband doesnt even think she needs help! They think Im out to lunch and when they go over as well, completely fail to even realize it! When you're over, and your mom is at the sink for every second that you are in her house umm yes there is a problem. Dinners and everyone is at the table or in another room, it doesnt matter, she will be at the sink. So over time, I gave up on my siblings to get them to even wake up and smell the coffee. Its hard for me to see her waste pretty all of her free time (time that should be spent relaxing) and at the same time waste money! But after so many times of failed attempts I gave up, so as hard as it is, seeing her water bill $1400 every month, theres nothing I can do about it. Its hopeless. Because of myself having seen prof. help in the past for OCD, I have some connections, I even offered for a physchologist to come to her house and see her so she doesnt have to go to them. She gets mad and says she doesnt have a problem and will not accept that she needs help. She neglects the topic and isnt willing to talk about it. Now you're wondering whats shes cleaning. Well she cleans pots and pans but shes way over board with the soap. Dish soap should be like 2-3 squirts but her, for say a average pot 20-30 squirts. Not only does she go through dish soap like crazy but shes spending all this extra effort washing away all the excess soap. So she would take like 45mins to wash a pot. Her day would be something like this. 1) She wakes up, freshens up, goes to the kitchen, and starts washing the sink before she heads to work, usually for about an hour, often longer. Then takes off to work 2) Comes home, goes right to the kitchen and starts washing the sink for about an hour, often longer. 3) Freshens up, takes a bath, comes back to the kitchen and washes it again for about another hour, often longer. 4) Does her cooking and while she cooks, she washes the sink the entire time. So now we're talking, its been 2hrs since shes gotten home from work and has yet to even sit and relax on the couch. 5) Has dinner, washes pots and pans, washes the sink again for couple more hours. By this time its usually about 10pm so she goes and sits and watches tv. 6) She will watch for a bit then when her show is done she goes and heads right back to the sink. Often she even just watches her shows from the kitchen while she washes away. So by this time its like midnight. She will wash away til 1 sometimes 2 in the morning. Pretty much whenever shes home, shes always at the sink and the sink is on all the time.