DEAR ABBY: My wife has always been well groomed, with an obsessive interest in her fingernails and toenails. Every three or four days, she spends an hour trimming them.
Recently, I discovered that she has been keeping the nail trimmings. She actually has three large plastic containers full. When I confronted her, she claimed it soothes her to see her "collection." Now she has begun openly displaying them inside a glass table lamp.
I'm afraid she needs professional help. What do you think I should do? -- NAILING IT
DEAR NAILING: Your wife appears to suffer from a form of OCD -- a hoarding disorder. (Are nail clippings the only items she can't let go of?) Overcoming her compulsion may take professional help and possibly medication. Start by discussing this with your doctor. In the meantime, because her display bothers you, ask her to keep the lamp in a less conspicuous place.