I watch these shows also. Sometimes they really get to me and I can't watch the whole thing.
It's really so sad when you find out what happened that sort of turned this mindset on...usually a death of a child, or like the woman with all the storage units, had parents who never loved/wanted her. Then there was that fancy old lady in Florida. Seeing those pictures of her in the past, in a bathing suit, looking gorgeous and then end up living in filth. Not sure they ever explained why she was like that now but, gosh, even as an older woman, she still looked great. Funny how doing her hair, putting on makeup was important but cleaning was not.