Got addicted to online shopping

Philippines
December 5, 2017 6:41am CST
I think because I went through depression and anxiety I found a coping mechanism through shopping online...and in a way it helped me get through but it also made me waste my money on useless things or defective products...but no matter how disappointed I get I still do it over again because it got me feeling good for a time being...but my husband is now asking me to not give in because I need to be more practical and he’s right so I am happy to say that for a month now I haven’t shopped online!!!
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@Bluedoll (16820)
• Canada
5 Dec
wow i get depressed because i don't shop online or anywhere else for that matter
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• Philippines
5 Dec
why is that?
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@Bluedoll (16820)
• Canada
5 Dec
@marapplestiffy why do I get depressed or why I don't shop?
• Philippines
5 Dec
@Bluedoll both...
@JustBhem (22522)
• Davao, Philippines
5 Dec
The other day, I posted about my friend's shocking revelation about having a depression and panic attack. Good for you because it helps. And I think it is still okay to shop online as long as you pick the need ones.
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• Philippines
5 Dec
they were useless things like make-up, bags, wigs, and such that I don’t really use...but thankfully I’m getting by without doing it anymore because it’s really bad for our finances...
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@JustBhem (22522)
• Davao, Philippines
6 Dec
@marapplestiffy I agree. These days we need to choose practicality.
@shaggin (26885)
• United States
5 Dec
That is wonderful you have gone a month without out. A lot of people use shopping as therapy and that is a bad idea.
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• Philippines
5 Dec
I wasn’t very aware that I was going at it like that until my husband pointed it out to me...he did so calmly though
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@shaggin (26885)
• United States
5 Dec
@marapplestiffy So nice of him to be kind about it!
@vandana7 (57493)
• India
5 Dec
I upgraded my wardrobe sometime ago. Can't say I still have the best, and can't say I did not make any mistakes. But now, I am quite comfortable. By that I mean, I have decent set of clothes for almost a fortnight at a stretch, which means I can afford to delay laundry work for that long, if needed.
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• Philippines
5 Dec
I didn’t buy clothes... I ordered useless things and it made me feel good...like a third set of eyeshadow palette...but I don’t wear eyeshadow except for special occassions... still I’m trying to be more practical now...and helps that I now have myLot where I can express myself...
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@marlina (62176)
• Canada
5 Dec
There must be other and better ways to cope with the depression. Shopping is only going to make it worse. Congratulations for trying to get out of it.
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• Philippines
5 Dec
thanks, I wasn’t really aware for a while...it helps that now I am so I can control myself...
@swalia (1273)
• India
8 Dec
I buy most of my stuff online and it's quite convenient. But with online shopping, i tend to overspend at times.