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Hi, my name is Debbie, I have compulsive spending disorder a

Hi, my name is Debbie, I have compulsive spending disorder and I really, really need help. I've got myself into a real mess and I just don't know where to start. I know I have a big problem - every day I'm determined to stop it but by the end of the day I've ordered something or been shopping. But, more importantly, I know I have underlying issues that are making me do this..........I had to give up work due to major surgery (that didn't go as planned) so I'm stuck at home, full of anxiety and extremely depressed. I just wondered if anyone could help me somehow make a real commitment to stopping? TIA.

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Mar 24

Thank you for this. I’m going to check out Debtors Anonymous. I found Spenders Anonymous but was unable to find any online meetings and all physical meetings are in other states and inaccessible to me. I’ve had a spending addiction since my late teens/early 20’s and 20 years later it hasn’t gotten any better...although I’ve lied to myself plenty of times and thought I had it managed, that hasn’t been the case. I am finally at a point that I am fully aware that I can’t manage this on my own and I need help. I’m really hoping to find a group and a sponsor to help me navigate this. Again, thank you for helping to point me in a direction. I appreciate you.

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Mar 25

@Steffa29 I hope you find DA the answer as I have. Sounds like you have already done step 1 - admitting you were powerless over debt/spending. Good start! You sound really reafy to commit to solving the problem. I'm only on step 4 but I'd love to be a support to you if I can be.

Mar 25

Thank you so much!


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