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I Have Kleptomania

Kleptomania anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Kleptomania. You're not alone. 61 People

    I Have Kleptomania. - I'm so relieved that I found this group because I always thought I was alone in this struggle. I've had a stealing problem as long as I ...
    1q2w3e4r 1q2w3e4r 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 11, 2009

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    My kleptomania has gotten really bad. I was confronted many years ago but never caught. I usually drink before i go in because i get anxious when i go in stores sober. I take...
    itsbritneyb itsbritneyb 26-30, F Dec 9, 2013

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    I am 20 yrs old and I am a air force veteran. When I got out of active duty I got home and the only job I got quickly was Walmart, I worked at walmart for 2 months and during those...
    AFAndrew AFAndrew 18-21, M Jan 28

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    I Knew All Along. Yet, I Couldn'T Stop. - I am 21 years old. And to be honest I am a kleptomaniac. I started "taking things" that are not mine when I was in 3rd grade. I took 1000...
    yel12345 yel12345 22-25, F Jun 6, 2013

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    Searching For Support! - I have had this ongoing problem of taking money from my job and thinking ok, someday I can probably pay it back. I lost one job because of this in the past...
    dawnofday dawnofday 36-40 1 Response Jun 27, 2009

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    I'm Interested In Those Of You Who Would Like To Share Your Experience - Hello "I Have Kleptomania" group, First of all, I know this group is for support purposes and I admire...
    eflower82 eflower82 26-30 2 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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    It Has To Stop - I've been doing this since I was five. Ive always took things that no meaning at all. Wether it be a lighter, some head phones, or a penny from someone or...
    Christiantrentperry Christiantrentperry 16-17 2 Responses Oct 21, 2011

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    Really Bad - Which has gotten me in a lot of trouble. I am now on probation for a year and still have 2 cases pending. They told me if i am caught again i will go to prison for 5...
    tazmom tazmom 31-35 1 Response Aug 13, 2009

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    i have a secret that not even my closest family and friends know about. - I am a compulsive shoplifter and have been for a year and a half. I started shoplifting right after my son...
    mrsmom08 mrsmom08 22-25, F Nov 11, 2009

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    First Time Acceptance .. - I have just accepted that im a kleptomaniac, I am not sure why... im sure i need help... and i dont knowhow to seek it...or where...   It started...
    heed09 heed09 22-25 Aug 17, 2009

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    I am a person with a big problem.. I am a kleptomaniac. I am not a thief but I was recently arrested and jailed for shoplifting... again. I may be going to prison this time and I...
    Notatheif Notatheif 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    Im a Klepto Also? - i remember as a small boy dreaming of being a "cat-burgler", like in that old movie where they hang from wires and steal the diamond dagger. ive been...
    edabbey edabbey 51-55 Jun 9, 2009

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    Im Starting to Worry - I have been a klepto for as long as I can remember. I was asked once what the first thing I ever stole was. I said "oh thats easy" and then I...
    kmahn kmahn 36-40 2 Responses Nov 10, 2008

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    I Just Realized I Have A Problem... - Hello.....I have been on a desperate search for help about a problem I have just recently realized is an addictive behavior called Kleptomania...
    VLeonard85 VLeonard85 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2010

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    My Sad Story - I'm Adam I've had this since childhood, to be honest most of my mates had it aswell. I've tried to move onto other things - grown a perm, pretend i'm spinning discs...
    AdamC AdamC 26-30 Jul 2, 2009

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    It has gotten very bad for me. Thankfully, I've never been caught. I fear I could lose everything if I were. But I can barely go a day without stealing something. Never from people...
    detachedgrrl detachedgrrl 31-35 1 Response Jan 20

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    Like A Drug - I like being the 'innocent' looking girl that no one ever expects to be the klepto. I've taken things right from under my parents noses without them ever expecting a...
    IncognitusLetum IncognitusLetum 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    3 Years - I have Kleptomania. I've been stealing for 3 years, only from major retail stores, just for the rush of it. I've never been caught but I have only came close once and...
    vb56 vb56 22-25 1 Response Aug 11, 2009

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    Please Someone Help Me!! - I have never pictured myself becoming like this. But this is a huge problem and it needs to be fixed. I grew up with my grandmother as a child for 7...
    apettyaaron apettyaaron 18-21 Jul 26, 2012

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    I don't want to steal, but it gives me an adrenaline rush. I am a HUGE adrenaline junkie, so it's my "high". I'm only 11, I know I'm young, but I need help. In third grade, it all...
    10theawesomeperson 10theawesomeperson 16-17, F Dec 16, 2013

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    Ashamed - I have been stealing and lying since I can remember . I take things just to take them . I seem to get a thrill out of it and sometimes I talk to myself and pay myself on...
    Nutty113 Nutty113 46-50, M Sep 19, 2013

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    Not Too Far Gone - I steal obviously. However, as long as I don't let myself start to steal I don't get any worse... After I start I cant stop... And when Im stealing I start to...
    AvariceTenebrae AvariceTenebrae 18-21 Jan 4, 2013

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    I Need Help With Kleptomania - My life is like Kmahn  but I was caught for the second time first time I had to pay a fine and do commuity service and probation for three years...
    bodachious bodachious 61-65 4 Responses Feb 4, 2009

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    It'S A Rush. - As far as I can remember, I've been stealing things. Started out with candy then it escilated to Clothes. I never thought it would end up this bad. I've been caught...
    ZombieGurl95 ZombieGurl95 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2013

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    My Adoptive Daughter Is Bipolar And A Kleptomaniac -  My daughter came to me as a foster child when she was 3 years old.  We adopted her and her baby brother in 2004...
    mamagoingcrazy mamagoingcrazy 51-55, F Jun 13, 2010

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    16 Years Old With A Strong Family And Friend base, I Am A Klepto - It started a year ago at at craft store I wanted a hello kitty eraser set , childish as it may be. I snapped the...
    Karoubmargaret Karoubmargaret 16-17 2 Responses Feb 6, 2011

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    My Hidden Secret - My earliest memories of being a klepto are from kindergarten. I still remember the persons name and what I stole. My mom took me took a shrink once and I would...
    StickEhand StickEhand 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2012

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    20 Plus Years Into My Compulsion And Finally Got Caught At Walmart - My story goes back so many years along with so many things I've taken.  I started seeing a shrink to...
    LuRella31 LuRella31 36-40 Sep 17, 2010

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    Why Do I Steal?? -  I am a grown woman 38 years old. When I was 16 and 17, a friend introduced me to shoplifting. We did it for over a year, stealing stuff like makeup...
    mooncharms mooncharms 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 25, 2009

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    I Still Feel The Temptation... - I can't say I HAD it. To be truthful we will always have it because of our memories and shame. I started a LONG time ago. I was just a child in...
    SisteroftheNight SisteroftheNight 16-17, F Apr 22, 2012

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    I did not want to admit this to myself.. Unfortunately, it's true. It's just awkward since I can't imagine us together ever, I also see him every day, and we have different tastes...
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