I Have a Shopping Addiction

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 186 People

    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
    Dec 8, 2010

    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
    Mar 5, 2014

    I do not get into debt

    and pay for my clothes mostly clothes that I buy. I think it's low self esteem, I think if I buy this new top etc I will feel great. but if course it's only temporary. sometimes it's a lit in a week, it goes in waves. this week not so good.
    mysmugcat mysmugcat
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 14, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    Oct 31, 2013

    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

    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
    Feb 6, 2014

    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
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2013
    DarknessDepth DarknessDepth
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2016

    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

    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
    5 Responses Feb 26, 2011

    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
    22-25, F
    Jul 10, 2014

    When I'm frustrated or having a bad day,

    I'll go online and buy myself a present, telling myself I deserve it just for continuing to put up with life. And then I feel better. The thing is, I have had a *lot* of bad days in the past few months, and the past few years even. So I've bought myself more games, books and...
    chronicmisfit chronicmisfit
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 2, 2016

    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
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2012

    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

    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
    1 Response Sep 21, 2010

    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
    Nov 9, 2012

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2009

    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
    Apr 29, 2011

    Im Learning To Curb My Bad Habits

    I only shopped out of loneliness andĀ dis-pear, to avoid crazy people and being bashed and caught up in romanticĀ dilemmasI gave up on life and went shopping. Ā 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

    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
    9 Responses Dec 8, 2009

    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
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2011

    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

    Add my depop. Trainers,

    clothes. Gift sets for sale. X
    danielle19xx danielle19xx
    22-25, F
    Jun 18, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    May 22, 2013

    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
    22-25, F
    Jul 1, 2014

    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

    I have a really hard time saving money.

    Every time I have money it basically burns a hole in my pocket. I'm working on it though.
    laurakalolo laurakalolo
    22-25, F
    Oct 10, 2014

    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

    Online Shopping.

    Hello, my name is malinda.Ā 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

    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

    I have come to realize

    that my shopping addiction comes from my mom. We have similar mindset. When we want something and we just to have it and can't live without it and there is a way for us to buy it, then we get it. I am recovering from my own shopping addiction and learning the hard way that this...
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 28, 2015

    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
    Sep 10, 2012

    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

    the constant thought of spending money plays in

    my head. I am addicted. I have stolen, lied, and cheated just to my hands on money so I can buy something. it's frustrating and I hate myself for it. I also suffer from adhd and depression. I take medicine and go to therapy but it doesn't seem to work. I still do anything to...
    jvbutler10 jvbutler10
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2015

    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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