Shopping Addiction

>severe clothes shopping addiction over three years, probably spent more than $1000
>enter store, buy clothes on whim without thinking and regret it
>same with online shopping
>tried to stop thinking of clothes, uninstalled apps, deleted accounts for clothes shopping, etc
>either love it and wear it basically nonstop and then ditch it soon after
>or buy and return soon after because don’t love it and regret it
>20 years old in college so people tell me it’s normal, thus I get no helpful advice

How the fuck do I curb a shopping addiction that I’ve had for three years? I’ve tried with all my might to stop but to no avail. I don’t want to pay for therapy to stop, like some have told me.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Either identify and fix the underlying issue causing this behavior or get a better addiction.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And how do I do that?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        introspect

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You need a spiritual experience.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Alright

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >spending over $1000 on clothes in 3 years is an addiction
    kek how poor are you? ask twitter, you're clearly not into fashion

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I’m not poor at all, retard. Twitter is like LULZ so there’s no point. You don’t know what I’m into, thanks.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        hahahaha cope you filthy zoomer poorfag

        [...]

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You need to grow up. I bet you’re a nagger.
          I guess I understand why you’re angry though, because you have no job and no money of your own, so you’re projecting onto me.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            By the way, 20 years old is not a zoomer. That’s another projection from you.

            You’re retarded if you think I’m spending $1000 on ONE item of clothing. That makes no sense. You “men” are all the same on this website: useless. Maybe I am better off asking Twitter.

            Man these posts are boring, almost worse than the incels

            Glad to see this retard get BTFOd
            p.s. my outfit today cost more than your 3 year budget

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Okay, but

              Man these posts are boring, almost worse than the incels

              is not me. Besides, I had already said I’m not spending that much on one item of clothing or an outfit, try hard wannabe. You’re not impressing me, even if I probably got the estimate wrong. I don’t care.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >poorfag seething

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sure, pal

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          By the way, 20 years old is not a zoomer. That’s another projection from you.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lmao this, get into 5 figures or fuck off back to /a/

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Man these posts are boring, almost worse than the incels

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I mean $300 per year on clothes isn't really excessive, unless it's complicated making ends meet.
      It simply depends on whether you have the means or not.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        no shit retard, thats why everyone is clowning on OP

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        no shit retard, thats why everyone is clowning on OP

        Did you cunts not read the op?
        >either love it and wear it basically nonstop and then ditch it soon after
        >or buy and return soon after because don’t love it and regret it

        I keep buying clothes I don’t need and let them go to waste (wasting money too), or just buy it for nothing just to return later out of regret. That’s issue, not how much I spend, or how cheap you think I am.

        I mean, it can’t be that hard to figure out things that are so simple.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >you didn't read
          they did read, everyone just jumped all over one amusing aspect of the post

          I compulsively spend money, and it used to aggressively go towards clothes. the only helpful move I made was making a loose budget and allocating 50% of my non-discretionary to a savings account I had to actually trek my ass in to the branch to access. less helpful, but I also started allocating my money wasting to things that would improve my life/home (better food, weights, house repair stuff, furniture, etc) but that's not an actual solution for the root issue

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >severe clothes shopping addiction over three years, probably spent more than $1000
    thats one good jacket..?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You’re retarded if you think I’m spending $1000 on ONE item of clothing. That makes no sense. You “men” are all the same on this website: useless. Maybe I am better off asking Twitter.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Leave this board newfag

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      When it archives.
      >used since I was 16

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >4 years
        Newfag

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ok, bud.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        LULZ =/= LULZ, newfag

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Okay.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Interesting topic actually

    But wrong place to ask about this matter obviously

    I think I have one also, as many people. I blame social media mostly but also poor management and lifestyle. good luck anon acknowledging it is the first step now you need to put this energy elsewhere like sport or eating better, or anything that can benefit you and improve your daily life and not a parasite

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Okay, thank you for the advice. I figured since I was talking about clothes, I should put it here or in advice. I wasn’t sure.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're at an age where you've only just entered adulthood, where you have some time before you will have found a solid footing and will have established certain tastes and preferences. You're still in a state of discovery, so naturally that's going to mean a lot of change and uncertainty, especially in terms of money. If it's hurting you then you could always set a budget, allowing only a certain number of purchases within a certain time frame, or only buy secondhand, or own only a certain number of tops, bottoms, etc. You could also always wait until you have a better understanding of yourself, a less precarious financial situation, or more experience with fashion. There are plenty of possible recourses.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks for the advice.

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