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Compulsive shopping or Shopaholic are names for Shopping Addictioni and spending, also defined as inappropriate, excessive, and out of control, impulsiveness and lack of control over one's impulses to shop.
 
If you or a love one is hitting the mall with girlfriends reapeatly, is holiday spending on gifts that go under the holiday tree, your mayme suffering from Shopping Addiction.
Shopping addiction is all about feeding an overwhelming desire to spend money, which in many cases can be devastating to self or one's family's budget. This addiction is compulsive shopping, or an excessive amount of spending with no regard to the consequences.
 
No really one knows what causes addictive behaviors, like shopping addiction , alcoholism, drug abuse, or gambling, Some of the new research evidence suggests that some people, may have 10%-15%, a genetic predisposition to an addictive behavior, coupled with an environment in which the particular behavior is often triggered.
 
Spending over budget.
Often times a person will spend over their budget and get into deep financial trouble, spending well above their income, The normal person will say, 'Oh!, I cannot afford to buy this or that.
But not someone who has a shopping addiction, he/ she will not recognize the boundaries of a budget and buy more and more.
 
Compulsive buying.
When a person with a shopping addiction goes shopping, they often compulsively buy, meaning they go for one pair of shoes and come out with 10.
 
It is a chronic problem.
A shopping addiction is a continuous problem; it’s more than two or three months of the year, and more than a once-a-year Christmas spree.
 
Hiding the problem.
Shopaholic’s will hide their purchases because they don't want their significant other to know they bought it because they'll be criticized, They may have secret credit card accounts, too. Because this problem affects mostly women, as alcoholism affects mostly men, husbands will all of sudden be told their wife is $20,000-$30,000 in debt and they are responsible, and many times, this comes out in divorce.
 
Shoping a vicious circle.
Some people will take their purchases back because they feel guilty, That guilt can trigger another shopping spree, so it's a vicious circle." And in these people, debt may not be an issue because they're consistently returning clothes out of guilt -- but a problem still exists.
 
Impaired relationships.
It is not uncommon for us to see impairments in relationships from excessive spending or shopping, Impairment can usually occur because the person spends time away from home to shop, covers up debt with deception, and emotionally and physically starts to isolate themselves from others as they become preoccupied with the behavior of uncontrolled buying.
 
Clear consequences.
It's just like any other addiction,  it has nothing to do with how much a person shops or spends, and everything to do with consequences of shopping.

We often seem to get the question around the holidays that because a person spent more money than she intended, does this make her an addict? The answer to that is no.

However, if there is a pattern or a trend or consequences that occur with excessive shopping then the person may be a problem spender the hallmark is still loss of control.
If they are no longer in control of their shopping but their shopping is in control of them, they've crossed the line.
 
Signs you may be suffering from shopping addiction:

  • Do you Shop to cover up a feeling of depression, loneliness, or anxiety?
  • Are you hidding bills from family mebers?
  • Do you feel ashamed, embarrassed or guilty after a shopping spree
  • Do you generally buy things with credit cards because you don't have enough cash?
  • Are you lying about money or how much money you are spending?
  • Are you bsessively thinking about money?
     

As with other addictions, shopping addiction is highly ritualized and follows a typically addictive pattern of thoughts about shopping, planning shopping trips, and the shopping act itself, often described as pleasurable, ecstatic even, and as providing relief from negative feelings.
Finally, the shopper crashes, with feelings of disappointment, particularly with the him/herself.
 
 

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