Spending addiction

mother and children at doctor, photo by Jyn Meyer, Spokane, United States,  depressed, therapy  We delight in the thought of going shopping when we want to lift our spirits. Everyone supports this by laughing about it when it’s mentioned. It is healthy fun except when it is a spending addiction. How do we know the difference? It’s a matter of whether the spending is affordable, not excessive, and above all does not create clutter by accumulating too much. Mainly when we feel uncomfortable about the spending and still do it then it needs attention.

she looked depressed and opened up to
how low her finances were and how hard
it is to feed small children as a sole parent
with no support from the father
her job was not paying well and the
expenses were high
there was no time nor money for
socialising and having fun with friends
her only delight was shopping sprees at
St. Vincents de Paul where she spent little
and got things she couldn’t otherwise afford
however her spending addiction was getting out of hand
in therapy she found out that by admitting it
half the problem is solved and she made a plan
to get her spirits lifted a healthier way

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2 thoughts on “Spending addiction”

  1. Glad to hear from you and to learn a little about your life experiences and how relevant some of my post is to you. Your photo jumped out at me. -Affie

  2. It’s funny, I am the mother of 5 kids ages 7, 6, almost 4, almost 3yrs and 4 mos old- and my husband has been out of state for 2 months looking for work- so Ive been doing it alone. We are very stressed about finances. Heh, how ironic.

    No spending addiction though. 🙂 Just life.

    -Jyn

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