Yesterday was a very odd day at the Mackenzie home. My sis is not OCD, but she’s been manically cleaning. She vacuumed all the kitchen cupboards, and has dusted and scrubbed every table we own. She even cleaned the under sides of the tables and chairs. Scrubbed down the inside of the fridge and the entire bathroom. She’s boxed stuff up and donated it, she’s washed every mirror and window, and she washed my car. It’s 40 degrees f out side.
She says with no SZ peer group, not a lot of work hours due to the holidays and (here’s the odd one) the fact that I don’t seem to need her as much as I used to… (???) she said she feels adrift with no compass.
I said… "all this skittering around cleaning to this point is sort of getting to me… Go, get out of the house and see a friend."
She said that none of her friends are in trouble and don’t need her right now.
You know those friends who are ONLY around when times are good and never there for you when it’s all hitting the fan. Well it seems like she doesn’t know how to be there when times are good. Is that even possible? It’s like she really is waiting by the Bat phone. (there’s been lots of batman reference around the house lately)
She said her Ennui has turned into Malaise and she doesn’t want to sink into Languor. So the sad/ manic cleaning continues. I can not put up with another week of manic cleaning. Any ideas on how to snap her out of it?
I’m beginning to think this is why so many hurt and broken people end up in her life, she goes looking for them.