Compulsive Shopping

Like most process addictions, compulsive spending and shopping serves an unconscious purpose. The purpose is typically specific to each individual and while out of one’s awareness, a yearning seeks to be filled. This is where the process of shopping and spending come into play. Assessing the behaviors, intentions, and emotions underlying compulsive spending and shopping can assist a person in seeking help for a problem that may be masked by our societal acceptance of “retail therapy.” The following questions can provide a framework of understanding and insight regarding compulsive shopping and spending.

Are You a Compulsive Shopper? Read through the following questions to find out:

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About the Author

Angela Wurtzel, M.A., MFT, CEDS Angela Wurtzel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UCLA and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Angela is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a certified eating disorder specialist with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.

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Shubhashis

This is really a very useful article . Most of the the people suffer of this . One more interesting article on compulsive buying

http://instanthomemart.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/avoid-compulsive-shopping-with-online-grocery-shops/

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