I've realized that I've dealt with compulsive spending for a

I've realized that I've dealt with compulsive spending for a long time. It crops up when I'm under stress. I think it's a way to avoid emotions sometimes. I've been alone for over two months. ALONE alone. I have one person in the world and his dad just died of Covid all the way in Egypt over the holidays. It's been very stressful and I spent a lot of money that wasn't even mine. I spend all my money on my dog and cat. Sometimes on improving the household. So much wasted, embarrassing costs. Now that I feel better I can take a step back and realize what I've been doing... But my credit card is a wreck and I'm disabled and unable to even work to pay it off. It's depressing and adds to the stress I'm already under. And yet I'm thinking about the things I want to spend money on right this moment! I try to play games and do other things but it's really hard.

CKBlossom's picture
Jan 13

Well, at least you know that stress is the trigger. Stress however happens all the time. So how do you think you can avoid overspending in the future. Also, is there any way you can return some of the things you have bought recently to help with the overall debt?


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