Self-control issues and being surrounded by a culture of materialism contribute to the problem of shopping addiction, according to Terrence Shulman, of the Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft and Spending. Are you unable to stop yourself from buying? Do you have conflicts with your spouse over purchases? Ever lie about what you’ve bought? You may be trying to find love. Experts suggest the following for you or a loved one: Don’t be judgmental, regain control, agree to give gifts of favors instead of expensive presents, consider therapy, 12-step programs, or medications, and replace old habits with new, healthier ones.
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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.