The Impact on Your Family and Social Life
Did you know that one of the biggest causes of divorce is due to finances? A shopping addiction is just one example of something that can come between you and the people that you love. It’s not just women who turn to retail therapy…men are just as much at risk.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be able to buy new things for others or yourself. It only becomes a problem when you repeatedly feel the need to spend money that should go to other things, or extend lines of credit in which you have no way to pay back. It’s not just yourself that’s impacted, it’s your spouse, your children, and your line of credit.
“Do I Have to Give Up Shopping?”
Going cold turkey and cutting up all of your credit cards isn’t a cure-all for treating impulsive shopping behaviors. Carefully planned out shopping is fine, as long as you’ve budgeted for it accordingly. You may just need to wait a while to make extra purchases (or find more affordable alternatives) until you’ve controlled your spending habits and started working on the debt.
Retail Therapy: Get Shopping Addiction Help
The best way to treat your shopping addiction is to determine the causes behind it. The Dell Center for Therapy, located in Utah, offers confidential counseling services to individuals with addictions, including shopping. As we help you uncover triggers or feelings that lead to you wanting to spend money, you can be better equipped to manage or avoid them altogether.
As a result of addiction counseling, you can help to regain control over the important things in life: like your relationships and your bank account. The simple investment in understanding yourself better could potentially save yourself thousands of dollars, friendships, and even your home.
The Dell Center for Therapy in Summit County and Salt Lake City offers in-person or teleconference or videoconference counseling to our clients with shopping addiction. Contact us today for a consultation.