If you find yourself using shopping and spending as a way to deal with deeper emotional issues while feeling like you are spiraling out of control, it is time to seek help. Shopping addiction is a very real disorder with a massive impact on more than just your wallet. Furthermore, dealing with those deep-seated issues is crucial for your own mental health. Try finding a Clinical Addiction Specialist (CAS) or other therapist to guide you through Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Medication and support from friends and family are also key players, and with all these plus patience and persistence, you have the power to beat your shopping addiction.
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Carrie Rattle is a Principal at BehavioralCents.com, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence.