A shopping addiction can provide entertainment for television and movies as in the show “My Shopping Addiction” and the popular movie “Confessions of a Shopaholic.” Far from being glamorous, this disorder can cause serious trouble in real life. It can be hard to spot this addictive behavior, but it is more common than you may think. Behind compulsive buying disorder, there can be a range of personal issues that people seek to solve through spending. As this comes to the surface as an emotional problem, there are more and more ways to seek help and support, and despite any media sensationalizing, shopping addictions should be taken seriously while making steps towards treatment.
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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.