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Do You Go Shopping After Fighting With Your Guy?

Bonnie Eaker Weil, author of Financial Infidelity: Seven Steps to Conquering the #1 Relationship Wrecker, dubbed the term "pop shots" to put a name on "pissed-off purchases" made following a fight with your significant other. She ran a survey and found that people usually make these purchases three to four times a year at about $486 a shot.

Her results don't surprise me much as emotional spending is nothing new — retail therapy after a bad day is something most of us have turned to at least once, and stepping into your favorite boutique after a fight with your guy is of the same basic tune. The average $486 seems on the high side, but when you're angry and hurt clouds tend to usurp judgment.


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discocactus discocactus 9 years
I don't shop unless I need something, I don't go because I'm bored/angry/happy/sad/nervous/etc. All of my friends who do "retail therapy" are broke, no thanks.
animatedpunk animatedpunk 9 years
i love retail therapy....
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 9 years
I've shopped but not for that much! What gets me is the reciprocal purchases. For instance, if he buys something for $300 then she has to spend in that price range to even it out.
vmruby vmruby 9 years
No i've never done that. I would be too distracted for retail therapy after an arguement .Besides that I really don't need anymore excuses to go shopping.
Jillz1128 Jillz1128 9 years
I go shopping for other stressful things, like a bad day at work or exams or things like that.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I used to spoil myself too much after a tiff but I learned to not do that anymore, bad bad bad.
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
No. The last thing I'd feel inclined to do is shop after quarreling. I'm not much of an angry or spiteful purchaser.
vanessasworld vanessasworld 9 years
I think that if I could afford for my pissed-off purchases to total that much every time, they would...LOL!
MindayH MindayH 9 years
I make a point of going to Forever 21 when I am in need of some retail therapy
emalove emalove 9 years
I never need an excuse to go shopping!
ehadams ehadams 9 years
I only shop when I need something or when something is coming out I have been waiting for (like a new book or video game). So things like having an argument don't really impact that...
Lily-Inferno Lily-Inferno 9 years
I do shop when we fight, but it always makes it better bc I'm taking from his pocket nook rather than my own. You would think he would learn to pick his fights a bit more wisely or at least hide his debit card before.
bengalspice bengalspice 9 years
My retail therapy never exceeds $100.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
I've never shopped after a fight with my bf ... the only retail therapy I do is when I'm stressed about something or "rewarding" myself for some (usually minor hahahaha) accomplishment!
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I have never shopped after a fight with a guy or anyone. Usually, I may want to be alone or social with friends to get my mind off of it. I do like to shop sometimes for a new mask or hair conditioner as a treat for myself.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
I tend to go shopping almost every day [lol] regardless if my guy and I have a fight. But, I usually go shopping after I have had a bad/stressful day.
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