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I Am a Shopaholic

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    I Just Can't Stop.

    I am now over 50k in debt because of shopping. I'm starting to not even be able to pay my bills. I'm not even sure how to begin to stop shopping. I itch to shop every day... especially when I'm bored. I want to be out of debt, I want to not have to depend on buying something...
    50k 50k 21-25, F 2 Responses Aug 7, 2007

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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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    Why am I a shopaholic?

    I get a generous 40% off clothes at my job and 80% off 12 'items of the month'. I'm surrounded by my temptation 7 hours per day six days a week.
    GlamChic GlamChic 18-21, F Feb 2

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    Help I Can't Afford To Travel Or Shop Any More

    I don't know what else to do. I keep traveling and shopping. I also don't know how to say no to my family who always needs to borrow money. I owe so much money on my cards. I need help
    ebtg1814 ebtg1814 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2013

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    alongjackers86 alongjackers86 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 1, 2010

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    I am a shopaholic because I love to shop

    for anything and everything. I always have enough money with me to purchase anything I want or need. I am in the local malls here four of five days a week for hours at a time.
    susanfromarizona susanfromarizona 46-50, F 1 Response May 5

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    I Am A Shopaholic

    i keep purchasing things I do not need. I have a closet full of clothes with the tags still on them. How do I stop this madness. My husband and I are having problems based on my spending.
    blackberry99 blackberry99 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2013

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    Cant Stop Spending!!!!

    I always feel like it's necessary to buy certain things even if they're really cheap I convince myself it's not a big deal and then all of a sudden I am out of money because all these spending sprees have added up and I end up feeling angry at myself and flat. I feel like I'll...
    chaz123456789 chaz123456789 18-21, F Oct 3, 2013

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    I have a list of my priorities now.

    . But it doesn't help.. I still get excited over new sale stuffs.. Even things i dont need
    kiarna811 kiarna811 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Cannot Stop Spending Money

    I broke up w/my boyfriend and had to move home to my parents w/my son. I thought I could pay off my credit cards and then move out. I payed off one of my big credit cards and racked it up again. Now I feel like I won't be able to ever move out. Ii have a bad problem and don't...
    princess10 princess10 36-40 3 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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    Im A Sucker For A Good Deal !

    I shop ALL THE TIME ! I will sacrifice food money, gas money, etc. I always think about how much im saving and never about how much I am actually spending. I will blow an entire paycheck the same day I get it. I buy for not only myself but for friends and family.... I mean that...
    taleijahrae taleijahrae 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    i bought this week alots of stuff

    that i don't need i am addicted to buying make up and other stuff that i barely use i have alot of make up that i don't use i don't know but going there to place where there is stacks of make up products..come on..its torture..,...i just wanna them all..i wasn't even going to...
    justme26 justme26 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Shopaholic? Please! It's Called Bargain Hunting!

    First I want to state that I am NOT a shopaholic.I am a collect-a-holic.It is not my fault that the things I collect have to be paid for.I would accept them for free if I could!Second I would like to state for the record that I do not own a credit card although I could if I chose...
    btrflysfound btrflysfound 41-45 Sep 7, 2011

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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 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I Love a Good Bargin

    i have struggled all my life with my obsessive and addictive personality....my main struggle has been eating and depression...but six months ago my psychiatrist hit upon the magic combination to really lift my depression and i stopped compulsively eating and became manic about...
    robin robin 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2007

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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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    Anyone else addicted to shopping ?

    ! Mostly online ?!?! Want to share my experiences with some other people.
    kittielove456 kittielove456 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    I Might Be A Shopaholic Im Not Sure Though

    when ever i get money i can never save i always convince myself i need something when it comes to food to clothes random **** like mutiple plug adpapters ... water bottles note books shampoo ... when i shope i feel good that i have the money to buy stuff but once the money starts...
    Sierraexperience Sierraexperience 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    SHOPPING For Me Is Like a Spa Experience

    Shopping definitely relaxes my mind.. Unlike any other shoppers, I rarely think of what to buy.. I know what I want.. I know what to buy and not over-spend, because I've been eye-ing on the item for quite some time or bookmarking it online or from magazines months and months...
    SexyPhotographerMaria SexyPhotographerMaria 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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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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    Cluttered Room, Cluttered Life

    i am a shopaholic.  i really love shopping.  i shop in one specific place only, but i shop every week.  i like buying bags, shoes and clothes. i have boxes of my unused bags, shoes and clothes in my room.  my room is a chaos.  my finances...
    ukaddict ukaddict 46-50 Mar 27, 2009

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    My Makeup Obsession.

    I can't help but wander to the makeup counters every time my family and I take a trip to the mall. And once I am there, it feels like a waste not to purchase a new lipstick or two. My makeup storage has been piling up. I can no longer neatly organize my collection. Most of the...
    Addicted2makeup Addicted2makeup 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2013

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    Spending Money I Don't Have On Things I Don't Need

    Alright, well here goes. Admitting to the world one way or another what a wretched screw up I have become. At almost 30 I have just had to have my Dad bail me out of financial trouble (again) One would think that by this stage, being a med student, a good job, good friends, good...
    rockbottom84 rockbottom84 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2012

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    I'm a Shopaholic :(

     Hello, I am a Shopaholic.  I don't know how long I've been one, but for as long as I could remember, I always walked out of the mall broke, but with bags and bags of clothes.  I LOVE the mall.  Its the most magical place in the world.  I...
    PucciandGucci PucciandGucci 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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    I love shopping for myself!

    I love shopping for clothes the most!;)
    NeonNicole NeonNicole 13-15, F 1 Response May 26

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    I bought shorts in feb.

    ...when its stil below zero...i have spent over $100 in one week in clothing
    jbp20 jbp20 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    Shopping. Not Just For Fun Anymore.

    Shopping used to be something I would do to spend time with my momma. Not so much anymore. It's become out of control. Coping with emotions is not my forte, and shopping has become one of those coping mechanisms. I am twenty years old and in college, and my credit has gone to sh...
    hanniejoy hanniejoy 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    I Love to Shop

    I am a Shopaholic.  I love to shop.  I have been doing my own personal shopping since I was two years old.  I have a Mother and Grandmother, the same way.  I usually buy on sale.  If it goes on sale, I go for the mark down.  I closest full...
    stopshop stopshop 41-45 Jan 26, 2009

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    I'm addicted to shopping

    and I'm an impulsive buyer too! :(
    sophistincated sophistincated 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    I love shopping... Be it

    for myself or others .. Mostly myself :) It takes me ages though to shop for the perfect outfit and I can't stop till I have the look nailed like I want it. In that I maybe a little obsessive coz at times I may spend upto maybe five hours for that one perfect outfit!
    Mysticme Mysticme 26-30, F Jun 30

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    Shopaholics Wanted For Brand New Bbc3 Series!

    Do you shop til you drop? Or know someone else who does? Are you a Bond Street babe? An online auction addict? Or a total gadget geek? Ever wondered what makes you feel the urge to hit your wallet on an almost daily basis? From clothes to food, DVDs, handbags, shoes...
    shopping shopping 26-30, F Dec 23, 2007

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    I Am A Shopaholic

    Hi all! I'm new to this so bare with me! Just came to the realization a few weeks ago that I have a serious shopping addiction. The high I get from the hunt and purchase is not unlike one u would get from drugs or alcohol. I got myself into some serious financial trouble over it...
    KITTYPET KITTYPET 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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    I Bet You Didnt Think I Would But I Did.

    Wow unbeliveable I dont even feel one bit upset about it. Not even a little. I spent over two hundred dollars in 10 min. I was on lunch brake from work and I heard about some really good deals at the mall. brand names going for 50-70% off. Yes they are still expensive even with...
    craftillusions craftillusions 36-40 Jan 25, 2012

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    Looking For Women Who Would Want To Share Their Stories Online

    You know when people are talking about experiences, or illnesses, maybe conditions that you thought ´pfff that would never happen to me!´ or even if you didnt think this, you thought it seemed something distant, couldn´t really feel or relate to, till the day it...
    wawa84 wawa84 26-30, F Jul 4, 2010

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    I cant stop buying. I just got a job at my

    favorite brand and get a staff discount. I have no money, I struggle to buy food and pay for small bills, and I live with my parents! There is not many helplines in Australia for this addiction. Its taking over my life and I am becoming ashamed of what I buy to show to the...
    vivienne4 vivienne4 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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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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    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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    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 Can't Stop Spending!

    My shopping addiction started back in high school. I got a part time job when I was 16 to save money for college. Instead, whatever I ended up not spending on gas and vehicle repairs ended up going to buying new clothes, make-up, shoes, bags...pretty much whatever I could get...
    r7sh07mryc r7sh07mryc 26-30 6 Responses Jun 11, 2010

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    Matar15 Matar15 16-17, F Mar 27

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    I Never Used To Do This

    I want to start by saying that I actually do not know if I am a shopaholic, but I am starting to feel that way. For me it is not even about latest fashion. I do not care about shoes, clothes or anything like that. For me it is about collecting My Little Ponies. I see ones I love...
    elish2 elish2 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2013

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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 26-30, F May 2

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    Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton....keep Talking Dirrrty!

    When I was a kid, I got EVERYTHING I wanted. I had all the latest fashions by my favorite designers. Actually my first baby outfit was Louis Vuitton. And now I have a problem. I NEED IT! Its like a drug to me. Walking into the Coach store in the mall is like angels singing...
    DesignerWhore DesignerWhore 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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    Shop Til U Drop

    eeh... i just shop too much.. I dont even need all those things.. I have so many shoes... jackets... skirts.. bags.... and no money at all!! i think i am having a problem.. it may be that i am having stress... i have had a rough last year... but still... i should be saving money...
    caramellacrisby caramellacrisby 22-25, F Oct 28, 2013

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    and now it's costing me my marriage.

    I buy tat. Nothing of any significance, food, cleaning products, toys for my little boy etc, just far too much of it, and it's lead me into the spiral of loans and payday loans. I kept it hidden from my husband, but now he's found out, and I'm starting to worry that this is...
    spookydel spookydel 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    I am definite a shopaholic.

    I go shopping even when I do not need anything. I thoroughly love to window shop because that is the cheapest way to shop. Once inside the shops, I definitely have to purchase something. I go Christmas and birthday shopping 12 months out of the year. Thank God my plastic...
    femaleoncruiseship femaleoncruiseship 46-50, F Apr 6

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    Cleaning Out The Closet

    Hi guys, I randomly found this site today and I thought I would share my experience with you guys. I guess I would say that I am a 'bargain shopper'. I always find good deals on clothes whether its thrifting or rummaging through the clearance racks. Alot of my friends and family...
    gmac126 gmac126 18-21 1 Response Jun 22, 2012

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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...
    GigiCoeli GigiCoeli 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 17

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    I would shop wherever I go,

    I love the feeling I get when I buy things, whatever they are!
    wishfullthoughts wishfullthoughts 18-21, F Mar 13

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    I am very much a shopaholic

    either in person or online. I love window shopping and is the cheapest for me to live with. I am always looking for bargains and sale items.
    nudistfamilyonbeach nudistfamilyonbeach 41-45, F Jul 14

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    I was a shopaholic before I lost my job,

    my two favorite things to buy, Books and Panties. God I need a job!~
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I once bought a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes

    from Neiman Marcus in Fort Lauderdale ! $ 535.00 , how bad is that! I've worn then three times only !!!
    Jill666 Jill666 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    I always feel like I need to buy something

    whether it's food, books, make-up, soda & sweets, I am to the the point that I am heavily in debt, I have been dug out of this mess 3 times b/f (twice by parents, once by my husband), I have had several jobs, 2 of which I had been hurt on the job & to take time off, causing me...
    KtbugSPR KtbugSPR 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 2

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