Fear is a deep human emotion that affects everyone in many different ways. For those struggling with a shopping addiction and compulsive shopping habits, fear manifests more uniquely. There is a fear that even a brief pause from shopping means missing out on a great deal or a hot new fashion or trend. There is a fear of facing the emotions that trigger compulsive spending, and a fear that change and recovery are beyond reach. Fear may exist instinctively as a protective measure, but it can also hold you back. Recognizing and facing your fear is the only way to eventually defeat it and keep it from weighing you down.
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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.