Signs of a Shopaholic

  • You take off for stores when you've experienced a setback or disappointment or when you feel angry or scared.
  • Your spending habits are emotionally disturbing to you and have created chaos in your life.
  • When you shop, you feel a rush of euphoria mixed with anxiety.
  • You feel you are performing a dangerous, reckless, or forbidden act when you shop.
  • When you return home after shopping, you feel guilty, ashamed, embarrassed, and/or confused.
  • Many of your purchases are seldom or never used.
  • You lie to your family and/or friends about what you have, how much you owe, how much you wish you had. Then you got and shop again.
  • You spend a lot of time juggling accounts and bills to accommodate your shopping details.
-- from Health & Home