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 was born because we simply did not have the money to afford all that we needed for him. I do feel guilt when I do it. In the beginning I used to get a rush from it but now I am so afraid one day I will get caught and then how will I help my family? Everyone will be ashamed to call me their friend or family member and I will be alone in the world. I do not steal nor have I ever stolen from family or friends! I can't justify that what I did/do is right and I want to stop before it gets too far out of hand. I love my son and my husband very much. Like my title says none of my friends or family know about this and I would very much like to keep it that way but I can't do that if I continue to do what I am doing and going down the wrong path. I finally got a job yesterday and look forward to helping my family reach our goals. I know there are people with similar experiences here so I am hoping to learn from some of you. Thank you for taking the time to read this.