Monday, April 22, 2013

"Shopping Addiction or Downtime Habit?"

Many of Americans struggle with addiction every day. It's not typical to believe that they can have an addiction to shopping, but we've seen it on many diverse television shows. A shopping addiction is a serious condition. People compulsively go to department stores, grocery stores, etc. and buy things that they don't need. It comforts their soul to make large purchases that lead to many financial issues. They don't think about the consequences until after the purchases are made. Most of these addicts are females who dream of living lavishly, but can't physically afford it. One television show introduced a housewife who hid her addiction from her husband. She had to break clean with him on the show. Not only did she destroy her credit, but her husbands as well. Sad part is, he had no idea. She did this because it comforted her to buy extra. Her husband was infuriated when he learned the truth. If she didn't stop, he threatened to take their infant daughter and divorce her. After much needed therapy, she was able to overcome the addiction. It's not easy to stop doing something that you've done all of your life, but it's worth it. Not only does addiction destroy your life, but everyone around you. It's important to know that there is help. We shouldn't lose ourselves in a habit. There are so many opportunities in the world that are better. Never lose your self worth or confidence. If you feel depressed, consult with a psychiatrist. Talking is soothing!

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