I am feeling down. I tried not to walk the mall and walked o

I am feeling down. I tried not to walk the mall and walked outside but there’s a shopping center near me and I ended up shopping and spent 150 dollars. There’s stores all around me. Very tempting and I weaken. My family tells me to stop spending but I do. I’m so stressed. I know my actions need to change. Help

People have told me "just stop doing it" but it doesn't work that way. It's an addiction. Which means you know you need to stop, you know you shouldn't be spending but you can't stop. Just like any other addiction. There's the craving, then satisfying the craving(shopping), the high and then the guilt.

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Thanks for responding. It’s so true. I know it’s an addiction and I don’t know how to stop it. I shop and hide it from my husband and sons. I feel like the worst person in the world. Although I went to the mall with my sister today and didn’t buy anything. For some reason I said do I really need it and said no. I guess there’s hope for me. @foxykittykat