Does anyone else have an aversion to opening their physical mail right away? 

I don’t understand it. I receive mail. I take it out of my mailbox, I bring it upstairs to my apt. And quite often I put it on my dining room table/ table I work from, or my coffee table, or my kitchen somewhere… and I just leave it.

It’s not like I’m avoiding debt collectors or subpoenas or anything that will bring me bad news. I don’t know what the heck is wrong with me.  It’s like mail brings me anxiety.

But why would that be? Ugh. I’m weird.

I’m going to turn over a new New Year’s leaf. I’m going to put it in the same area every day.  An accessible area. And I’m going to go over it after work. That will be my ritual. 

Does anyone else have an unexplained aversion to opening mail?


  1. I open mail if it looks pretty. Victoria’s Secret mail is opened religiously…..American Express sending me a card trying to get me to sign up is a negative on the mail opening list. I know what the packaging looks like for my bills. If it isn’t interesting or a bill, it doesn’t get opened. It gets shit canned real fast.

    Open your mail this year, pal. 🖤


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  2. Junk mail gets tossed immediately. Usually gets left in the recycled paper bin in the garage. After that, it gets sorted – mine or the spousal units. I like to get mine opened and have some sort of decision made on it right away. The spousal unit has some other system that involves the height and/or weight of the stack and some indeterminate threshold that triggers action. Or maybe it’s the cats scattering her pile across the kitchen that gets it done.

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  3. I usually open my mail right away especially if it’s a bill. Everything else can wait until I start getting clutter. Anything with my name on it or a credit card application gets shredded.


  4. I have an aversion to mail, which includes receiving it, retrieving it (my husband or stepdaughter had to bring it in) and opening it.

    I don’t know what the problem is, but even when it’s brought directly to me, I immediately find a place to put it and rarely open my own… my husband does that if he thinks it might be important.

    I have unopened mail all over the place… some which I know might be important, such as medical letters or updates on my disability or test results.

    I just don’t get it…. nor do I want to admit it’s a problem. Maybe, I just don’t want to know.


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