I Am a Shopaholic

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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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2015

    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

    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
    3 Responses Jun 2, 2012

    What brands of cosmetics

    which you love????????????? #shop the
    Patties26 Patties26
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    Cookies will be the death of me.

    Not the ones you eat but the ones that pop up whilst you're scrolling through facebook and remind you of all the cute clothes you've been eyeing up.. Times like this make me want a sugar daddy. I NEED to shop. 😩
    EverlyLeex EverlyLeex
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 8

    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

    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

    I love to wear awesome,

    sexy, branded, modern, fresh, cool, urban clothes :D I am craving for an awesome men's boutique
    santees santees
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 21, 2014

    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

    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
    1 Response Dec 29, 2014

    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

    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

    ...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

    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

    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

    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
    6 Responses Apr 24, 2011

    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
    1 Response Jan 8
    BrookeHunter121 BrookeHunter121
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2015

    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

    bought several maxi skirts,

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

    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

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 20, 2015

    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
    22-25
    1 Response Sep 14, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    I shop everywhere, I have

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

    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

    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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