Comedian Elayne Boosler said, “When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It’s a whole different way of thinking.” It may be going to the mall with friends or participating in what some call “retail therapy,” but it adds up to the same thing. Shopping for a mood boost may be a sign of addiction. If you find yourself overspending, overbuying, constantly on spending sprees, lying about debt, and trapped in a vicious cycle, then you are probably one of millions of people with a shopping addiction. No doubt, this addiction will affect your personal relationships just as alcoholism or drug addiction. If this is you, seek help today.
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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.