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Does Shopping = Retail Therapy for You?

You know it does for me...


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biarose biarose 8 years
Shopping makes me stressed!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
Yes it definitely cheers me up
gorjusgirl gorjusgirl 10 years
I go shopping 3 times a week, and while it isn't always retail therapy shopping, it definately helps if I'm feeling down!
cocca cocca 10 years
sometimes when my budget alows me, i use retail as therapy... i don't spend a lot though... the fun of shopping for me is scoring a really cool, modern, original outfit at the second hand store... i only really splurge on bags, jeans, sunnies, jewelry... other than that i love hunting for goodies!
designergirl designergirl 10 years
I use retail therapy sometimes- otherwise it's too brutal on my wallet. It may sound odd, but if I'm having a bad body image day, shopping usually helps. Nothing like a great fitting dress or a cute pair of shoes to perk me up.
mommie mommie 10 years
I used to go shopping just to go. I don't enjoy it as much as I used to.
rubiesymusica rubiesymusica 10 years
i love shopping but since i go to the same stores almost every week or so i buy less and less.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 10 years
Yes - but not all the time - sometimes it makes me feel worse. I just like to shop period -
Lill-McGill Lill-McGill 10 years
I love shopping - I shop better if im in a good mood too!
Mickey-tee Mickey-tee 10 years
any excuse to shop
Katerkins Katerkins 10 years
I agree with the above... I only shop when I'm in a good mood! If I'm already stressed or in a bad mood, I won't like anything, and it'll just stress me out more (nothing's worse than going shopping ready to spend money, and then coming home with nothing)
northern_lass northern_lass 10 years
I actually shop best when I'm in a good (when I'm stressed or unhappy, nothing looks good to me). However, I do sometimes wander stores and try on shoes as a way to get my mind off of other things.
evita evita 10 years
now i know there are cheaper ways to deal with stress, but sometimes buying a pair of jeans or even just a magazine, helps me keep my mind off of the things stressing me, i can't help it!
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
Actually shopping gets me in trouble. I would typically shop when I am feeling down and upset. I would blow a whole paycheck in a couple hours then feel quilty when I got home. Now I try to hit the gym or paint when I feel upset. Its cheaper!
pinkdragonfly pinkdragonfly 10 years
Shopping is a great way to unwind when I'm feeling stressed out!
callmehoney callmehoney 10 years
did it yesterday and it felt great!
nycgirl nycgirl 10 years
When I was in high school and got really angry (like at my dad) nothing calmed me down more than going out and spending at least $100 at the mall. Then I picked up smoking when angry. Now I throw things. Looking at the progression, I should probably go back to spending money :D
mollipop mollipop 10 years
No, if I'm stressed already, adding to my debt will only stress me out more.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 10 years
Sometimes; It does cheer me up when I find a great item however I sometimes choose not to go shopping when I'm down because I tend to buy things I like but don't love, which isn't right.
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 10 years
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 10 years
retail-therapy is the best form of rehab!!
bookgirl bookgirl 10 years
I just broke up with my boyfriend and was feeling a little down, so I went shopping and miraculously feel a ton better.
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 10 years
I've definitely been stressed this week and spent the afternoon after work yesterday shopping. I only had like $10 but just buying one thing for myself instantly lifted my mood a few notches.
em1282 em1282 10 years
I love the rush that comes with shopping (especially when I feel down or depressed) but I try to stay within my limits...I know how much I can afford, and having out of control bills would only depress me more!
Pepa Pepa 10 years
Yeah...I shop when I´m depressed. Tommorow,I´m leaving my 29 classmates I know 9 years. So I´m really really depressed and sad. I bought something cute for me it doesn´t work.=(
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