Joza from Ecuador
Joza writes about shopaholics people who are
addicted to shopping. She addresses the question,
"Why do they have this addiction."
the years, shopping has become a very common
activity. Many people enjoy going to malls or
stores more and more everyday, but it's more than a
common hobby for some of them. They have turned
into shopaholics. They are people who simply enjoy
shopping and walking around spending money without
being able to stop doing it.
They really like shopping and usually
buy things that they don't need.
also called compulsive spenders, are people like
any addicted people who are hooked on something.
They are hooked on shopping. They really like
shopping and usually buy things that they don't
need. Even though they don't have enough money,
they buy everything they want.
question is: why do they have this addiction? There
isn't a specific answer. Some people go shopping
when they are sad, worried, upset or lonely and
they want to feel better. They use this activity as
a way to forget their problems. Shopholics say that
they feel more important and better after they buy
also tend to have this addiction when they feel
guilty. For example, a husband might buy very
expensive presents for his family to try to make up
for his lack of love for them.
are used to thinking that women enjoy shopping more
than men; but according to some studies, that's not
true. Men really like shopping because they feel
they have power and control. They get whatever they
want. Also, men usually buy big items while women
spend their money on clothes, cosmetics,
decorations for their houses, or things for family.
seems to be a harmless addiction, but the fact is
it can cause many problems. Some of them can be
psychological; and in that case, people addicted to
shopping should go to a support group or learn
about behavior therapies to help them break this
habit. However, the process, like for most
addictions, is long, and they suffer a lot. It can
also cause financial problems.
think these are very harmful because they don't
even worry if they have enough money to afford what
they want. They just think about satisfying their
feelings, so they spend money they don't have. They
get deep in debt, and they can even go bankrupt and
get sent to jail.
conclusion, if you are a person who enjoys
shopping, be careful. Try to control yourself. The
power of the mind is great, and if you make a few
efforts, you will be able to avoid this addiction.
Next time you go shopping, stop a second and think
about it. Examine your shopping habits. Later might
be too late.
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