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Are You A Victim Of Compulsive Spending?

Dec 26, 2007
You receive your paycheck and you are too happy about it. You have planned to save every 6cms wide and 15cms long bill with the famous presidents posing with their wide smile. But instead you visit a shopping mall and decide to buy jeans. You do grab it, and as if that's not all, you see a sale banner at the shoe store and go ahead and grab that too. Now you have a pair of shoes and jeans, so you decide to get a shirt to wear as well. You keep on buying stuff though you have it all and you really don't need these things and obviously you end up with no money and your credit cards have reached the maximum limit. Well of course you may panic, but you may still continue spending.

My dear friend you are addicted to compulsive spending. This addiction is observed more in women then men. Women can spend their entire bank balance at a single store.

The reason for compulsive spending or shopping can be temporary depression, or even loneliness. If you think compulsive spending makes your life happy and makes you feel light, think again because it offers momentary pleasure but actually makes your life worse. After spending everything you have, you may be faced with an emergency and you will be left with no financial aid. To a large extent it affects your family, your work and your health, as you are constantly dealing with the pressure of how you are going to manage your expenses and pending bills and the list goes on. You may take an extra job to pay the bills as pending bills might hamper your credit scores but you still won't stop spending.

You might not be taking drugs nor are you an alcoholic and even if you're simply spending on clothes and shopping, this excessive spending is categorized as an addiction and you are a victim of compulsive spending disorder. A disorder that is totally destroying you much quicker than you would expect.

A compulsive spending disorder makes you buy things, which are even beyond your capacity or will and are not even needed by you. The compulsive spending disorder is a symptom, which indicates that a person is deeply disturbed. The best way to overcome the compulsive spending disorder is to recognize and acknowledge that there is a problem. If you realize that your compulsive spending is the reason for your problems then you may start avoiding it. You can always consult a therapist. You can overcome the compulsive spending disorder as this ever-addictive behavior can be treated. Just go ahead and see a therapist. With a little help you can overcome the disorder and live a life, which is priceless.

Why not try something different? During the later part of the last century. people the world over were experiencing the benefits of using Hypnosis to do things like stop smoking and lose weight. Since then the practice of Hypnotherapy has come a long was with many reaping its benefits to help them over come their compulsive spending disorder.
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