Have you stared at the receipt in your hand and wondered how you could have spent so much? Have you told yourself that bills might go unpaid if you made a purchase and bought it anyway? Shopaholics experience a lot of shame and constantly review the illogical nature of their compulsion. Unfortunately, shaming and logic do little to address emotional pain at the heart of a shopaholic lifestyle. To beat shopping addiction, identify and document your shopping triggers, analyzing emotional and relational needs that shopping fills. Replace shopping with a healthier activity or habit and change your atmosphere to alleviate your usual shopping cues. Seek support from family, friends, and community or online resources.
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