Everyone like to shop. No matter what you may walk into a store for you are always going to have the impulse to buy certain things. The urge to shop for certain things that you may not need is more difficult for some people. What may seem like a causal trip to the mall to possibly buy something new, has in fact developed in a diagnosed disorder called “compulsive shopping” that has hence forth been made into a dysfunctional lifestyle both financially and socially.
Complusive shopping is according to shopaholicsanonymous.org, an addition where the addict needs to buy to relieve anxiety. The causes can vary to such extends like emotional deprivation during childhood, a need to full an inner void,or a empty feeling, a desire to be perfect, or even a need to gain control. All of these causes can eventually lead a person to believe that the new Juicy Couture bag or that new pair of Air Jordan’s is a smart buy.
In this decade it is all about saving and pinching every penny that you have , and sadly according to statistics there are 17 million Americans that are complusive shoppers/spenders. This is a real issue as more people over spend, the more credit card debt these people put themselves through, which then leads into fights with family members over not having enough money. Issues like this put strain on families in terms of trust finanicially. The consequences to irresponsible spending can be huge because the more you buy, the more money you must likely have to pay back to credit card companies family, friends, etc.