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Kind of a win today. Got my hair cut short and felt like goi

Kind of a win today. Got my hair cut short and felt like going to buy earrings to show it off. I decided to shop in my own jewelry box at home instead. So yay me for that one. But, I did stop at a thrift store to look for shirts. I found a few. I didn’t really need them but I somehow justified buying them because it was senior day and I got a discount. Buying a shirt for $2.99 minus the discount won’t break me. But it’s the principle of the thing. I passed on the earrings splurge but went ahead and bought a few shirts. My credit cards are cut up in pieces and locked in a safe so I did use my debit card which I guess I was good. The point is, I didn’t really need a darn thing. It’s tough to be disciplined. Sometimes I feel like the kid at the grocery checkout who pitches a fit because mom says no to the candy. What the heck is wrong with me? Why can’t I be normal???

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Vbc2000's picture
[1695]
Feb 13

You have an addiction that's why. It's not that you aren't normal, you just have not learned to manage it better. Good job at the earring control, now next time do the same shopping in your closet. I have so many clothes I forget what I have sometimes! Good luck.

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SuzieBelle0501's picture
[530]
Feb 14

Thanks for your response. I also have too many clothes. In fact, they’re not only in my closet but also temporarily piled in my bathtub. How’s that for being a shopaholic? I get that I have an addiction... oh boy, do I have an addiction. My goal is to go through my closet and tub and cut the amount that I have by 75%. I would like some good to come of my addiction, so I think that I will take it to a woman’s shelter instead of somewhere like Goodwill. (Plus that would keep me from buying it all over again. Reading that makes me laugh at myself because it’s a true statement!) Anyway, my excess would maybe help somebody else which would be a good thing. Here’s something that baffles me about my closet purge... I have some pieces of clothing that I haven’t worn in a long time but I’m attached to because (I guess) I was happy and felt good about myself when I did wear them. How absolutely cuckoo is that? I should add that those outfits were from when I weighed less than I do now. By the time I lose the weight I doubt they will even be in style anymore. Sigh. And don’t even get me started with shoes and purses just yet. Gotta take baby steps and start with the clothes first because I miss bubble baths! Thanks again for writing back.

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Vbc2000's picture
[1695]
Feb 14

I can't Open my claosets because there is a whole pile of stuff on the floor of the closet and if my husband saw hed kill me. Giving yours to a women's shelter is a wonderful idea because those women can really use it. when I go through my horde of clothes we don't need it goes to a church ministry that takes it down into the city and and I have a feeling it helps many people there too. I get emotionally attached to clothing as well for the same reasons pair had a great time in them was thin when I was wearing them, my wedding dress, it goes on and on. That's generally part of hoarding behavior is getting emotionally attached to things and not being able to let them go because of that period It does sound like you have some hoarding behavior going on as well which is very understandable for the circumstances we find ourselves in. Have you worked with set budget? The other part of being in the wrong debtors anonymous meeting is there are debtors anonymous business meetings which is maybe what you were finding. Not sure how but I'm going to try to friend request you. We have so much in common.

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