It is easy for compulsive shopping to spiral deeply out of control, and you may not even realize when these habits start down such a dangerous path. Compulsive shoppers report feelings of control during shopping, creating a false sense of empowerment and full control over their shopping behavior. Although it can provide a relief through disconnect from everyday life, compulsive shopping is a destructive behavior and identifying your underlying thoughts and feelings can help rein in compulsive shopping behavior. Chipping away at the roots of problem behaviors takes time and a lot of patience, but if you’re looking to free yourself from your compulsions you have to get to the bottom of them.
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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.