Hypochondriacs, rejoice. I present to you a new form of anxiety with which you can diagnose yourself.
‘Housebarrassment’ is that deep feeling of shame you’re overwhelmed with when you think about inviting other people into your home.
Science has proven it’s a thing by doing many STUDIES and tabulating much DATA regarding many FEELINGS.
You are vindicated. Science says so.
Listen: Holly Wainwright talks Andrew Daddo through her own experiences with ‘housebarrassment’, on This Glorious Mess.
Sixty per cent of us, according to the study, are left cringing at the thought of having visitors over.
Some admit going as far as abandoning visitors on the door-step out of sheer shame.
“In reality, 60% of us are left cringing when we have visitors over because we think our houses are daggy and dated, and we think they’re too messy”, says Mamamia Head of Entertainment and mother-of-two Holly Wainwright. “For me, my house is quite small, so I’d rather have playdates at the park, or at the beach.”