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Old 11-15-2020, 08:28 PM   #1
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Hi,

Do you ever have a compulsion to spend money? Or you tell yourself you are going to the store for a few things and leave without what you intended to get?
I currently live back on my own and have my own expenses and bills.

However, I will go to the store even though I intended not to. The first month here, I went to Walmart of 25+ times. I spent a lot of money. Like between $50-$100 each time almost. I also have times where I won’t have any clue what I bought or have any awareness on the amount I am spending. I rarely shop online now, in the past it was worse. I have never gambled.

I am having money but I would save more if I didn’t go to the store all the time.
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Old 11-15-2020, 09:47 PM   #2
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YES!! I spent so much money on EBay. Stuff I don't even want, anymore. So mad at myself for not leaving that money in the bank. A Paypal account can be deadly. I also felt the compulsion to buy, buy, buy! Today I am dead broke so I'm not worried about spending. I also learned my lesson because a lot of the stuff I bought..I never used & got rid of. So stupid. I have the impulsive thing, too. And the compulsiveness.
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I do buy some stuff I don't ''need''... for me its as I can't take the freakin meds (allergies)

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Yes, I buy stuff all the time that I don't need. I am not sure why I do this. I think it's part of my personality. I have like 10 subscription things through iTunes or Apple. I don't know if I'll ever stop buying stuff compulsively. Sometimes it worries me that I don't give much thought to what I buy.
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Is impulsive shopping a BPD trait?
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