I Will Not Clean For You

Gretchen Lee Bourquin
The Partnered Pen
Published in
5 min readDec 31, 2023

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The Importance of Seeing Household Tasks as Self-Care

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For most of my life, my relationship with cleaning has been one of domestic torture. It’s not that I don’t like when things are clean. It does help my ADHD brain when my external environment doesn’t have the same chaos as my internal environment. When things get out of control, I tell myself I HAVE to clean. I have often asked myself where to start. How do I balance…

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