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 barcode off and shoved it in my purse. Not only that but throughout that spring and summer I stole hordes if things from that store. I stopped for quite sometime I didn't want to get caught and I had no need. But it started happening again I was at Ulta and I stole samples of blush or eyelid primer. I was so excited by my new beauty products and it masked some inner turmoil after the fall of a bad relationship. I started getting more into it hiding products behind large giftbags or posterboards at superstores. Shoving cosmetics onto my pocket and going to the bathroom to rip off barcodes and making my escape. I got caught at Walmart my 4th time stealing there , I didn't go to jail but I got held in a room my mon and dad were called and I have to pay restiution. I n

Why so I could have gel eyeliner?
I am so ashamed
Karoubmargaret Karoubmargaret
2 Responses Feb 6, 2011

Hi,<br />
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I saw your posting on the Kleptomania page, and thought that I might have an opportunity that would interests you. I am a TV talk show booking producer, and right now I am working on an episode regarding Kleptomania. It is an addiction that is rarely discussed, and I would love to bring attention to it. <br />
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I am writing you to see if you would be interested in being part of this episode. Your involvement would include a free, all expenses paid trip to NYC (transportation, hotel, food, etc) as well as a therapy sessions or a treatment program. We would cover the cost for everything. <br />
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If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, I strongly encourage you to submit. I would love to hear your story, and tell you a few more details about the show. Please message me at talkshowbookings@gmail.com if you are interested in submitting. When submitting please include a brief bio of the situation, as well as the best number to reach you at. I have included my phone number, please feel free to contact me directly by phone if you prefer. <br />
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I look forward to the possibility of having you on the show, providing you help, and bringing more attention to this type of addiction.<br />
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Sincerely,<br />
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Christine Walsh<br />

It's nothing to be ashamed of; if the certain thrill/rush/etc you get from it calms you down or makes you forget about your worries, it's not really your fault. <br />
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It's not good, of course, but that's okay. You should just look for a new outlet, maybe? D: