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Do You Think People Can Become Addicted to Shopping?

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Do you think people can become addicted to shopping?

Do you shop when you feel angry or disappointed?

Has overspending created problems in your life?

Do you have conflicts with loved ones about your need to shop?

While shopping, do you feel euphoric rushes or anxiety?

After shopping, do you feel like you have just finished doing something wild or dangerous?

JyotiAgarwal
a year ago
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JyotiAgarwal
JyotiAgarwal
Original Poster
a year ago

Everything is good if done in limit but the moment u overdo something that’s bad.... it feels good to shop but we should not make it an addiction Image

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SarahBenne67061
SarahBenne67061a year ago

Yes - psychology has proven that endorphins are released when shopping - online and in store and especially when hunting for bargains.. so the happy chemicals in your brain can make it addictive

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Letgetfreestuff
Letgetfreestuffa year ago

Yes, I do think that people can become addicted to shopping. I like to shop but I wouldn't say I am addicted to it as I browse more than make an actual purchase.

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ChristinaWright
ChristinaWrighta year ago

hell yes 😂😂😂😂😂

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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga year ago

Yes they absolutely can. It is due to rush they get from buying an item and receiving it. I'm the opposite, I only shop when I absolutely need to and will spend as little as possible as I hate spending money if I don't have too. One of the most used phrases in our house is "it's an unnecessary expense". I've never really enjoyed shopping.

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell64468a year ago

I feel like I go through stages of impulsive buying, just for the sake of something being a good deal and thinking I might like it. Luckily a few things I have purchased I have sold on and made a tiny profit 😂

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JyotiAgarwal
JyotiAgarwal
Original Poster
a year ago

AliceBell64468 it’s very difficult to resist yourself from buying stuff which are at really low price 😀

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheapa year ago

I would definitely say bargain hunting is addictive. I always feel a buzz when I find something I'm looking for at a good price

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JyotiAgarwal
JyotiAgarwal
Original Poster
a year ago

Imnotcheap me too, sometimes I also find myself addicted to hunting bargains.... and later on feel it’s so silly of me to do this

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rls
rlsa year ago

I've become addicted to avoiding it, I'm currently looking for a dress with an 18 year old and I'm wanting to pull my finger nails out

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheapa year ago

I feel your pain my daughter is 17 next month

Right now I'm just glad I didn't get prom outfit as hers got cancelled

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GSM
GSMa year ago

Totally true as it makes you feel better for a short period of time

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JyotiAgarwal
JyotiAgarwal
Original Poster
a year ago

GSM yes indeed for some time it feels good, but when u end up buying a lot u feel bad

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Moonstone22
Moonstone22a year ago

I definitely think people can become addicted to shopping. It is hard to say no to a bargain, expecially around Christmas when everything seems to be on offer

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JyotiAgarwal
JyotiAgarwal
Original Poster
a year ago

Moonstone22 yes you cannot stop youself from overstocking stuff when u find a good bargain

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Pjran
Pjrana year ago

My online shopping has taken over any spare time. Its addictive especially this year with so many sales

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hspexy
hspexya year ago

Yes I know for a fact some people use it as some form of stress and mental release. Sometimes they end up spending a bit too much, but that is how they cope. I guess getting therapy maybe even more expensive

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgolda year ago

Yes it's possible. I wouldn't say I'm an addict as I spend within my means now & have no debt. That hasn't always been the case tho & I had to learn the hard way. I do still enjoy buying things & definitely spend more on home/beauty & clothing items than I need to. The last few months especially, but only what I can afford.

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BusySparrowMum
BusySparrowMuma year ago

Absolutely they can! I used to love a good mooch around the shops but under current circumstances online shopping is more appealing at the moment. I do have to keep myself in check .... so easy to see how some people could get themselves into financial trouble! 🛍

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