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DariaFae

691d

ok I just want to get this out. I am a recovered addict of many drugs and back when I was really fighting I began spending all of my money so I couldn't buy drugs. but now it still is a very bad almost ocd habit that I just have to buy stuff and replace 'old' stuff when though it's ok. does anyone have suggestions to stop spending money on stupid stuff. even right now my daughter wants me to replace the toaster. the one we have works fine but we just really never liked it and it is a few years old now. truthfully, come on, a toaster isn't expensive by any means but we don't need one. I even bought a new vaccum before just to give a friend my old one. stupidity... also I was on an anxiety and a depression med which made me want to buy much more stuff to the point I emptied my savings and investments. I just started on a new anxiety medication meant for my migraines but it's good for both. how do I stop spending?

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    • DariaFae

      683d

      I don't like adrenaline just presents lol. I didn't get any real presents since my young teens if not before my teens really. My life just sucks. I've never had anyone get me anything. Even one ex rewrapped a gift I have him and gave it back to me. I just long for love and I can't find it anywhere so I do my best to make it, to make me happy, cause deep down I feel like I can't ever really be happy.

    • DariaFae

      683d

      I don't like adrenaline just presents lol. I didn't get any real presents since my young teens if not before my teens really. My life just sucks. I've never had anyone get me anything. Even one ex rewrapped a gift I have him and gave it back to me. I just long for love and I can't find it anywhere so I do my best to make it, to make me happy, cause deep down I feel like I can't ever really be happy.

    • Unkie

      683d

      It seems like you have traded one addiction to another. You went from a drug high to a adrenaline high. It is very common that people do this.

    • DariaFae

      691d

      I don't have nor want a therapist. And have a heck of a time finding a psychologist

    • KGarrett

      691d

      I am a spender, i have automatic deposit going into two different bank, one back I do not haveba debit card for, therefore I have to think about why I need the money, and the other is for weekly bills and food. Its hard but now I have a little savings , it was worth it.

    • Heaven197987

      691d

      Start putting money away and tell yourself this is being saved give yourself a limit on what you can spend. Good you stopped one addiction unfortunately you replaced it. I would suggest working on why you started your addictions with your therapist so you can over come your addictions properly. Good luck, you can do it

    • DariaFae

      691d

      Yep I've done that one too. But then the game finishes and there's no more 😥. Or those are the kind of games I wasted my money on.

      • DonielleLee

        691d

        @DariaFae I WISH. This cash suck is so bad that even after spending money on it, there isn't enough energy to do the tasks so it's either spend more or what you spent was pointless... except even if you do finish a task, it is still pointless. Like in my brain I know that. I know there is no benefit to it.

    • DonielleLee

      691d

      I'm working on similar as well, and so far it's a losing battle. I seem to think if I get the right item suddenly some part of my life will be easier. Also I spent an ugly amount of money playing a stupid mobile app game over the last 3 weeks and I'm so disgusted with myself.

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