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My story is a very long one indeed, but to sum it up in one statement, I am a reformed shopaholic. The habit was borne out of low self-esteem and growing up in a poor household where doing without was a daily occurrence. I can't begin to tell you how good it feels to have finally beat this devastating habit.
Fortunately, for my husband and me, there was never any serious financial ramifications due to my spending habits, but it was extremely stressful for both of us emotionally and I wasted a lot of money. The spoils of my addictive behavior are still around my house; I don't think I'll need clothing, shoes, etc. for many years to come! I would get this urge that I just had to go shopping and off I would go to the local outlet center or to the various stores near my workplace during lunchtime. I still have items in bags that I haven't used but will be using now! I feel totally liberated and you can, too!
Here are my tips for anyone trying to beat this addiction:
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