Can We find a Name for This?

What do you call “domestic abuse” when it’s your environment you’re abusing/neglecting rather than a person?

I just realized yesterday that Jay and I both do this. When we’re feeling frustrated or upset, we will deliberately put something not back where it belongs.

Recent example: Jay needed batteries for something, couldn’t find said batteries and left both the dead batts and the powerless item on the counter while he diverted his frustrated attention.

My examples usually take the form of not putting away because I’ve not completely finished something; usually because I’m being pulled to start something else. This pull can be the needs of my family (a crisis needing immediate attention) or my own frustration creating a desire to leave-behind whatever it is.

Next question has to be, Is there any sort of intervention for this type of self-sabotaging behavior?