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I Am a Shopaholic

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    I am very much a shopaholic.

    I love to shop for anything and everything. My favorite thing to shop for is lingerie. I love wearing lingerie even if for a short period of time or just a few minutes when my husband notice how sexy, sensual, and sexual for him to come and pleasure me.
    momofthreeinbikini momofthreeinbikini 31-35, F May 2, 2014

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    this is not ideal but I'm thinking of switching

    to make up shopping I have too many clothes. I also give money to charity lol.
    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2015

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    I'm a shopaholic who has a lot of medical bills

    and is in debt at the moment. like they say with alcoholics or any kind of addiction it's not what you're doing it's how what you're doing is affecting the rest of your life. I want nothing more than to go to Target and get a new comforter, new decorations for my house, and...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2015

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    I spend too much money point blank.

    It's a problem. 80-100 for weed every week which I now can't even make last the last the full 7 days before running out. Then I like to buy expensive things for myself and ya know groceries and rent too. Then I'm left going lower in money then higher bc I have a part time job...
    IntoxicatedFairy IntoxicatedFairy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2015

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    I Can't Stop

    hey i cant stop spending my money on myself.. including clothes, shoes and everything i see. when i see something i buy it. i just cant help it. i want to impress some guy so i can fall in love.. im still looking and im really lonely.  do you have any ideas or...
    Alyx Alyx 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 18, 2007

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    I've got better not buying clothes.

    but it's still tempting. I buy some crafts noe. experiences. less money.
    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2015

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    Going shopping in a few hours!

    Then the next day. Thank goodness for malls! :D see I don't need to buy anything I just love shopping. Though I have too much clothes right now... Help me? Aha
    ApplesAreYummy1 ApplesAreYummy1 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2015

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    Shopping Fills a Void

    Hi everyone.  Like most of us here, I too am a shopaholic.  My therapist calls it a "compulsive shopper".  That is accurate..not only am I a compulsive shopper, I am also a compulsive eater.  So I stuff my hands, and my mouth.  Not so...
    judy3kids judy3kids 41-45, F 19 Responses May 27, 2009

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    Hi I am a shopaholic

    and can't stop spending. It scares me as I can't afford it :(
    ellie080472 ellie080472 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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    I shop everywhere, I have

    so many item screaming to be worn. Yet I continue shopping
    flowersonyourdoorstep flowersonyourdoorstep 22-25, F Jul 19, 2015

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    Guilt

    Today once I came back from the store with yet another unneeded purchase and seeing the look in my husbands eyes was a wake up call that I need to admit I have a compulsive habit. I realize I need to stop this now as it can totally destroy my family but don't know how to curb it...
    Casant Casant 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2013

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    I cant help it, I see something I like I have

    to get it. Im a spoiled brat as is and have my parents credit cards to use so msot the time i come home with what I want and more :)
    lispoiledbrat lispoiledbrat 18-21, F 1 Response May 17, 2015

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    Am I? I buy clothes and accessories way too

    much, mostly at second hand stores. The things I have found there are almost new and very cute. My friends can't believe I have paid such little money for them. I also like to by books and food, not only clothes and accessories, and love to buy presents for my friends and family...
    DiscoveringTheTruth DiscoveringTheTruth 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 12, 2015

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    I don't mean in the typical way

    that all women are shopaholic. I mean I can't stop myself from making purchases, I hide them from my husband so he doesn't see how much I'm spending and I shop when I get upset. I never thought it was an issue until I began charging a credit card my husband thinks is for...
    screwedntattooed screwedntattooed 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 9, 2014

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    Anyone else addicted to shopping ?

    ! Mostly online ?!?! Want to share my experiences with some other people.
    kittielove456 kittielove456 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2014

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    Hell Yeah I Am<3

    I am a major shopaholic, as soon as I get my hands on money, Its gone in a day. Shopping is so much fun, It make me happy for awhile. Short lived happiness, but it still feels good. There is nothing more exciting then going to your favorite store and finding good bargains on...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 24, 2011

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    I am beating myself up (for good damn reason!

    IUHEGRFDH) My parents had to bail me out again, which is bad enough, hten i find out they had to use their credit cards so they're racking up 40% interest to help my addiction. They have been so innocent through this and kind and just thinking i'm low paid and slipping with my...
    ronnybon ronnybon 22-25, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Yes i need to commit im a shopaholic to

    but not with clothes or anything. Its more with boy stuff like games and gadgets
    juniorsailor juniorsailor 18-21 1 Response Sep 14, 2015

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    I spend too much money

    for shopping it has increase this semester. i even used a part of the money for my tuition fees and my rent to buy clothes and books and keep saying to myself every time i buy that it is because i need those things. I spend money everyday and a lot I thought I could get away...
    Bestbuyingclothes Bestbuyingclothes 18-21, F Jan 8

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    So I came to the conclusion a

    while back that I am spending too much money. Thankfully I haven't even gone broke. Even when I was unemployed and on benefits I could budget my money so somehow I was buying nice things for myself. About five years ago I got a job. Since then I started collecting video games...
    Mrroro Mrroro 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2015

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    bought several maxi skirts,

    tops, looking for a dress lol. lucky never in debt.
    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 19, 2015

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    I got a job nearly 5 months ago at a retail

    store. I started spending the money I received after my 2nd week there on Christmas presents for people. The purchases were small, because I still thought at the time that $20 was big and because I had a discount. Then, they reached $50 and easily topped $100s. I started to have...
    xxXxSkyxXxx xxXxSkyxXxx 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 17, 2014

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    I've had a shopping addiction

    since I was 19. I'm 29 now! I've stole from my grandmother, mother, a job I worked at, and now my husband. I have over $20,000 in credit debt. I get credit cards just to get them and max them out. This is the 4th time I went behind my husbands back and went shopping. I love to...
    lannaloo85 lannaloo85 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    Never Enough

    Everytime i see something i like I can't stop thinking how could I get it. And I don't really want to keep getting in debts. These go for clothes, purses, shoes, accesories, make up, etc. Even though i have lots of clothes "is never enough"
    melican10 melican10 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 30, 2012

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    I think i might be. I spend most of my time

    now browsing at online shops and on weekends I always end up buying something- blouse, shoes, bag, or whatever stuff I feel like I want or need at the moment.
    itcheru itcheru 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 27, 2015

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    I couldn't help myself with all the Black

    Friday sales going on now. The sales were just too good to pass up and I just .... sadly had to cave in and spend a "little" :x
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2014

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    Here Is The Proof...

    I joined this website because I thought maybe it would give me something else to entertain myself with other than shopping online. But I've been looking around for 20 minutes and I think I might take a break and head over to ebay.... so sad.
    sheshopsalot sheshopsalot 41-45 4 Responses Jun 2, 2012

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    Only really in charity shops though,

    my budget is too little for the mainstream stores. But the quality is usually good.
    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2015

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    Every week. A good amount of my moolas goes

    into other material things besides food. I feel happy when I get to enjoy what I work for. It's one thing to relieve stress... Retail Therapy. :)
    camillee camillee 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 26, 2015

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    I can't stop buying clothing,

    shoes,perfumes, and makeup. I can't help myself. I'm addicted
    Directioner70 Directioner70 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2015

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    Producing Productive Products We are the

    products, of the products, that we bought up, we were brought up, to buy up, a diet, of electronics, our narcotics, are HiDef hypnotic, pre-packed products, and we bought right in, so we wouldn't be left out, we sell out when we buy in, to whatever they roll out, on the...
    AaronLA AaronLA 31-35, M Feb 1, 2015

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    Only if I had 5 million dollars I would be set.

    I have so much stuff on my list to get !! Haha
    Sammie099 Sammie099 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2015

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    I Don't Think I Have A Problem

    I just have expensive taste,although there's nothing like getting that expensive look for a cheaper price. ;) I just like looking good. So I'll buy whatever er outfit looks good on me. I mean I'm just starting to embrace my feminity completely so I need a wardrobe change, plus I...
    Charmingminx484 Charmingminx484 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    Every time I see something it gets stuck in my

    head and I gotta go back and buy it. I can be weeks like this until I purchase it, and most of the time they're useless things I do not need. It sucks.
    MynameisMartin MynameisMartin 22-25, M 1 Response May 8, 2015

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    ...and definitely asking

    for solutions of this expensive mental addiction. I am not in debt now but im afraid i will be in the future if I can't cure myself of being one. Gosh! Everytime I see a beautiful dress on sale, i'll past on it and would shrug it off at first. but later in the day, it worry me...
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F Oct 12, 2015

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    does this count if the only store you visit is

    hot topic? bc band merch pls c:
    ayethatscool ayethatscool 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2015

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    I think my life would be

    so much better if I didn't love shopping for clothes…it's becoming kind of a bad habit. I will skip meals purposefully to pay for new clothes, which is just not good. Even my boyfriend is kind of like "If we get married, you need to stop shopping so much" but in a less direct...
    ysg93 ysg93 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2015

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    It's really starting to be a problem.

    ... I'm broke😂
    BrookeHunter121 BrookeHunter121 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2015

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    I do love to shop til I drop.

    I love lululemon. I love sales. I like to look good. I need new uggs for next winter....mine are ruined
    Ang012685 Ang012685 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2015

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    I see something I like,

    I want it, I need it, ever since I got this job, I have less money than before. I work in retail so everything I see that I like I'd going into the back where I can come back and buy it. shopping makes me happy, but when I actually put it on that feeling is gone until I buy...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2015

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    bluejay749 bluejay749 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 14, 2015

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    when I get money I would usually spend it right

    away and then I look online and end up having 20 new things I want to buy soon, then sometimes my boyfriends tells me to calm down and save up haha
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2015

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