I'm Addicted to Shopping!!!! Are you?

Philippines
June 30, 2008 4:00am CST
I'm addicted to shopping to the extent that I feel nauseous when I go to the mall and leaving without any purchases especially if there's a lot of stuff that I like so much. Is this right? How am I supposed to control this addiction? Though I think sometimes there's nothing wrong with it because number one, I'm single. Second, I don't have vices like smoking, alcohol and drugs. I don't even collect cds, books, albums nor films. So is this just right?
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@zhel21 (8)
• South Korea
12 Aug 08
I'm addicted to shopping when i was single.So when our salaries given to us,i'll go to the mall or somewhere that i want to buy the things that i need,not the things that i want.I did'nt buy things that too much expensive because i need to saved money than to buy too much expensive things/stuff.
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@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
Well, since you are single, I presume you have no big obligations like supporting your young siblings for school, I guess you can really afford being a shopaholic...however in my case, since times are hard, with the spiraling prices of oil and basic necessities, I'd really feel guilty if I go to the mall to buy unnecessary things, although I also reward myself from time to time for working hard, and I guess we all deserve some perks here and there, but within the level of still being budget and cost conscious since for me, I really need to save for those rainy days. I'm no longer as healthy as a twenty year old at 50, so I save for unexpected, important expenses. I also am careful because I'd like to model my children who are already earning; they too are not mall addicts, and I'm silently glad they followed my example. It's really just a matter of personal conviction; I guess what you're doing also suits you, so I guess there's really no problem...
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• China
7 Jul 08
Hi maisable, I am not addicted to shopping, mostly because i do not have enough money for shopping, I also need support my family sometimes It is ok,if you have enough money take care
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@dropofrain (1168)
• India
7 Jul 08
i always see girls obssesed with shopping, though i have also seen a few males doing the same. but this problem is more prevalent in females. i was never interested in shopping during my teenage but suddenly i feel something missing when i dont go out for shopping. am i also addicting towards this habbit of shopping, or is it normal?
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
30 Jun 08
i was addicted to it earlier. but a snow there are crunch for money and so many responsibilities to shoulder, i just can;t afford to be addicted to shopping.I had to better take care of my dad who is ill and also provide for mom. how can I indulge in shopping?
@mchavez11 (1406)
• Philippines
11 Aug 08
Oh because I can afford it. That's the problem.. :-(
@nutanjain (898)
• India
12 Aug 08
hi how are you even i am addicted to the shopping and now we have malls so much that sometimes i also get confused so as to where should i go i mean in the local market or the big malls because in the local unorganized market i find a lot of variety and that too in my budjet but in malls the prices are not that much satisfactory and they also have very less variety
• United States
7 Jul 08
thats fine to love shopping, almost every woman in america loves to shop, now if shopping interferes with you taking care of business and paying bills then you have something to worry aout. i had a friend who went shopping every week and i would have to hear all the time how she didnt have this amount of money to pay this bill. and the whole time i am just sitting there thinking why dont you spend some of your shopping money on your bills.
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
2 Jul 08
You just love to shop and nothing is wrong with that . Just be sure to slow down in the future if it gets in the way og other things , or paying a bills . I love shopping too and always get a happy high . Lately , i don't have the extra money and it stinks.
• United States
2 Jul 08
I've noticed the stereotype that girls love shopping no matter what. That isn't true, my aunt hates shopping, she finds it useless unless you have a purpose to go and buy something from there. I, myself, am a guy and i also hate shopping. That's why I don't go with my mom to malls anymore because she spends way to much time with a single store! I find it frustrating.
• India
1 Jul 08
not really. I only get out to shop when i really really need something or else they could be months where i would not bother. unlike a lot of friends i know.
@bowtieguy (5927)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I do love to shop, I don't know if I would say im addicted though. I usualy only go out when there are good sales to be found and besides groceries will almost never pay full price for something.
@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
30 Jun 08
I guess... I do have a little bit of that addiction too! LOL especially if I am in a store where my favorite lines of clothing or perfume are facing me on their shelves... I CAN'T HELP but pick them up as if they are shouting "PICK ME or BUY ME"... then suddenly I will be aware that I ACTUALLY BOUGHT IT ALREADY.
@academic2 (7009)
• Uganda
30 Jun 08
That is a shopaholic condition-it needs careful handling I would advice that you read this article I wrote on this condition, I hope it helps you. http://www.thisisby.us/index.php/content/how_to_deal_with_shopaholic_impulses
@calajane (1005)
• Poland
30 Jun 08
I dont know if I'm addicted to shopping. I know that I love shopping and would love to buy all kinds of stuff if my funds allowed that. If I had more money I would spend more, but I suppose that's some kind of a law of economics (so says my teacher). Hmmm... I don't think I would feel so unhappy being addicted to shopping. I'd marry rich. That for sure :P
@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
30 Jun 08
Hi Mabel! (took a chance of guessing your nickname ) Well, I think that's ok. It may be one of your passions. Try to gauge your shopping experience, it is unavoidable to go out and shop or is it already affective other aspects of your life like your family and immediate needs? If it doesn't affect anything else that much, you're perfectly fine. But if something more important gets set aside, just think of your priorities and you'll be able to control it. That's a good start. Take care my friend!