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I Have a Shopping Addiction

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    The Longest Month....

    I'm a shopping addict, I knew from myself. Usually I brought clothes in almost every week, and not just clothes... So, I decided, that I skip this month and not buy any new clothes. Anyway, I haven't enough wardrobe to store them... Its seems an easy task, I just not buy any new...
    VivienXX VivienXX 26-30, T Aug 30, 2012

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    I Am A Compulsive Shopper.

     Hi, my name is Serafina, and I'm a shopaholic.     I want to write about how I overcame (well, how I am overcoming) my addictions.  An addicted person must reach “rock bottom” to become aware of the fact that they have a problem, but once they...
    SerafinaMorrison SerafinaMorrison 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 8, 2009

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    My Pay Cheque Barely Lasts 2 Days..

    Yeah, It's a problem, I work 2 part time jobs and every time I get paid I blow it all at the mall. And I have yet to put a dollar into my savings account for college. *sigh* #girlproblems #hashtaggingissofuckinstupidwhyamidoingthis
    Ohheyitzsimmy Ohheyitzsimmy 18-21, F May 22, 2013

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    If You Need Help...

    I work for a television host who is trying to help women with shopping addictions.  If you are interested in getting help, please email us at maury.addictions@gmail.com.
    Help4Addicts Help4Addicts 22-25 1 Response Sep 21, 2010

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    Cannt Stop It At Times.

    I love shopping, well everyone loves shopping!. Clothes, Perfumes and shoes are 3 things which I cannot resist at times and often tend to spend fairly good amount of money on those. Lol No wonder my husband has put a limit on my cards, so that i dont spend like crazy.
    Raila1001 Raila1001 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 25, 2013

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    Online Shopping.

    Hello, my name is malinda. I just got me a checking account 2 months ago (also have tip money from waistressing at pizza hut). Since then i have been shopping online constantly. I have shopped so much i have only $3.43 in my banking account. I know i dont have the money for the...
    malinda91 malinda91 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20, 2011

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    Online Studies Of Relationships And Hoarding

    Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are conducting two online studies about the relationships of individuals with OCD or hoarding. Each study involves completing questionnaires online about relationships, emotions, OCD, and hoarding. You must be at least 18 to...
    amyp100 amyp100 31-35, F Sep 7, 2012

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    Cant Stop

    I enjoy my life with school, work, and my weekly exercising but Im noticing more how much I'm spending... mostly shopping online.. almost every day I have a new package at my door when I get home.. sometimes piles of packages. I get a rush opening it and always use what I buy but...
    hannahhellokitty hannahhellokitty 18-21, F Nov 3, 2012

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    My Little "Habit"

    I was 17 when I got my first check. I remember thinking how much money 900 dollars was , then I started to think about all the stuff I could buy. I am an addict shopping is my drug. It takes away the pain of everything. My depression eases away when I find the perfect product to...
    devestationdoll devestationdoll 22-25, F Oct 31, 2013

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    Add my depop. Trainers,

    clothes. Gift sets for sale. X
    danielle19xx danielle19xx 18-21, F Jun 18

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    I Have A Shopping Addiction

    My basic reason for shopping, if I don't actually need an item is just because I am bored. Or I'm frustrated. My hometown bores the h*** out of me. I am looking for a way to connect with people. I have a low income and no job, so I don't exactly have much to brag about or show...
    Greendragon32 Greendragon32 31-35 Sep 10, 2012

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    So guys I realized that I have a shopping

    addiction. I can't control myself and I enjoy buying things. Unlike some people, generally I don't feel guilty after buying things. I've got a lot of clothes but I still buy clothes. I buy things that I don't need just because they are cheep or they are nice. It's quite serious...
    Sempiternaldark Sempiternaldark 18-21, F Jul 10

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    Need To Change :(

    Hi. I have had a shopping addiction for years but my supportive husband has finally reached the end of his tether. I also have issues with food, self-esteem and depression. Wow, what a mess that looks when it's written down. I am a mum and housewife and I shop (or eat) when I...
    blondiebird blondiebird 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2013

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    Shopping Addict And Pregnant?

    I'm doing research for a documentary on shopping addiction and its affects on the family for a major cable health network. Currently we are looking for pregnant women who are struggling with a shopping addiction to share their story. If you are currently pregnant and dealing...
    asirens asirens 36-40 Apr 29, 2011

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    Share Your Story With Lifetime Television...

    I'm working on a new series for Lifetime Television and we are looking for brides that are getting married and coping with a shopping addiction or compulsive buying. If anyone would like to find out more about the show please send an email to amelton@sirensmedia.com. I would be...
    LifetimeTV LifetimeTV 26-30 Dec 8, 2010

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    I Can't Stop Shopping On Line

    I just love spending hours on amazon or qvc on line. I will tell myself that it's just a little thing and buy it. But those little things add up. Hubby of course catches it and throws a fit. I know we don't have the money to shop. But I just tell myself that I deserve it. I...
    Katkitswt1 Katkitswt1 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    Coupon Princess

    Hi my name is blank and I have a shopping addiction.... That statement fits me so well it's becoming scary, but to my surprise I have no desire to change... Before I was laid off I made more money and would shop to shop I filled all of the closets in my 3 bedroom home with just...
    femalemadhatter femalemadhatter 22-25, F Sep 16, 2013

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    I Blame My Mom!

    Clothes are crazy expensive in Australia.  So I refuse to shop here (for the most part).  The problem is that when I went home last Christmas...after 9 months in Aus w/ no shopping...I went crazy.  When I returned to Australia this past Feb, I basically brought an...
    shygirl14 shygirl14 26-30, F Oct 2, 2009

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    Not Me But Wife Does

    The wife has an addiction to shopping. She is at the shops almost every day, buying something. Not necessary expensive clothing, but always on the look out for specials. The worst is when we are overseas in Europe or USA. She can spend a full day shopping. I find a bar and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    Just Admitted Addiction

    I just had to verbally admit my addiction/then because I had hid it from my husband - tell him about the debit and how I hid it from him/Now I have alot of forgiveness to ask - did do my confession to God - and need to let the healing begin. I need to know I have a support group...
    frostytruman frostytruman 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 12, 2009

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    Addicted to One Place

    I love shopping on-line!  Fabulous!  I have 3 children that I homeschool.  Found a way to shop on-line for nearly everything all in one place!  We live 60 miles down a desert dirt road!  Shopping on-line helps to make the trips to town not so hectic! ...
    allfortheohana allfortheohana 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2009

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    So I'm 19, and married with a 1 year old son.

    My husband works two jobs and I work full time. We don't make that much. In May I purchased a phone case online. It was only $2! It was so cute I HAD to have it. I've always been so worried about buying stuff online and getting ripped off. So when it arrived it was like...
    RaccoonInDaRoom RaccoonInDaRoom 18-21, F Jul 1

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    Recently Came To The Realization That I Have A Shopping Addiction.

    Hey everyone. My name is Trevor, I'm 22 years old and I believe I have an addiction. I'm just here because I feel like I have to get things off of my chest and my friends don't take my issue seriously. I used to be a very frugal spender, every time I was given money for holidays...
    Trev3454 Trev3454 22-25 2 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    Im Learning To Curb My Bad Habits

    I only shopped out of loneliness and dis-pear, to avoid crazy people and being bashed and caught up in romantic dilemmasI gave up on life and went shopping.  I gave up and used shopping as a therapy and retail therapy has some bonusesyou see things and think "oh that would...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    I've done it before..

    . got access to several credit cards and ran them all up. Had to be co-signed for a loan through the bank to consolidate them all. Paid the majority of that back, my dad paid the rest and I still owe him. After that I wasn't working for a while, and I got more credit cards. I...
    dntmkagirlaprms dntmkagirlaprms 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I used to be Called Ugly

    I was always called ugly growing up. I guess i was in my "ugly duckling" phase. Both of my parents were in school at the time so they couldn't really afford to get us nice things.....but we never went without out basic necessities (we are a total of 6 children by the way). So...
    yungnaira yungnaira 31-35 Nov 9, 2012

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    I Think I Shop Way Too Much Sometimes...

    Like on Saturday, I was super sad. So I decided that I was going to buy lots of make up and get my hair done. I ended up spending like 80 dollars on my make up and like 100 dollars on my hair. It is sooo embarrassing. And then when I go to the mall I spend probably...
    minnie22mouse minnie22mouse 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    Im Trapped

    I cant go out of my house anymore. I have no self control. The creditcard in my wallet screams out to me!! then i start to think about all the things i need to buy...and its just one useless thing after another.! I cant leave nmy house because i dont trust myself!!!!!!! ineed i...
    Vervepipe726 Vervepipe726 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 7, 2010

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    I Like Shopping On Tian Mao

    I like shopping On Tian Mao, an online store that sells thousands of cool gadgets. Anybody here like to shop on chinese online store? i HAVE A RECOMMEND A Good store: http://www.newfrog.com/ Wish you have a try!
    frogsister frogsister 26-30, F Jun 6, 2013

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    I Feel So Bad

    Last sunday I went to Victoria's Secret and bought some body stuff, it wasn't that much but i dont even use them. Today I went to this high end boutique and spent way more than I can afford on just ONE outfit.  I felt bad after the purchase but about 2 hours later I bought a...
    rprado rprado 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2009

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    Clothes clothes clothes!

    Like seriously, though, I've signed up for so many news letters that I know exactly what's on offer and when something new has come out in stores, and when they come through all I can think is I WANT I WANT! To make it worse, as a student, I get student discount on things. It's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 6

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    I Have A Shopping Addiction

    I have a shooping addiction. I actually believe it is a compulsive shopping addiction. I finally realized it today because I have a cell phone bill due tomorrow and I do not have enough money to pay for it. I also realize that I have medical bills that need to be pay so I can...
    JayW24 JayW24 22-25, M Oct 13, 2012

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    My Mom Is My Atm

    I go shopping every weekend and I spend about $400 a month and I just can't help myself. Shopping is like a high for me, when I go shopping it makes me feel good on the inside. Whenever I don't go shopping I start to feel anxious and I know I have a problem. Oh and by the way, It...
    Chuckslvr1908 Chuckslvr1908 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2009

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    I Have A Compulsion To Shop

    My shopping addiction/compulsion is a symptom of me being bi-polar but never the less, it is a big huge problem in my life. My hubby almost left me over it. He takes care of ALL the money and I have to ask him for everything. I hate it but I know its for our own good. I would...
    Moonmaiden13 Moonmaiden13 46-50, F 9 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    I have a soft spot for ladies and their shopping carts. My mummy has one that she likes to use. It's a symbol of their freedom to 'drive' something even in their old age. It gives...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 2 mins ago

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    I just have to say thank you to my mum for backing into my car this afternoon. Now I have to call the repair guy. Thanks Mom!!!! * these aren't our cars, just a photo I found...
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    I just started working at a store that has amaaaaazing stuff for cheap. I work almost every day there, and at the end of every shift I can't help but buy something. This isn't a...
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    I'm currently 7weeks and 5 days clean from my addiction. Addiction runs in my family and so does alcoholism, abuse, and depression. I have depression and I think I might be an...
    StargirlWarrior StargirlWarrior 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I'm 9 months sober now. I was 17 when I tried crystal meth.. And I was instantly hooked. I was also hooked to the lifestyle - gangs, driving drug dealers, staying in hotels every...
    claritycherry94 claritycherry94 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I just finished my shopping with my mum 😍 I love to go shopping because somehow it makes me relax and makes me stop thinking about my problems... I don't spend my money so much...