hi there ladies. i made this thread in part because i see a bit of shopping addiction in myself, and also because im in the preliminary stages of researching it for a piece im thinking about writing. we all joke, haha im SO addicted to shopping after we've blown 800$ for the 5th weekend straight at Nordstroms, or when we just CAN NOT get through a day off without buying SOMETHING....but some of us can probably agree that it can be a serious thing! huge debt, our SO's getting mad, our parents disapproving, etc. so, my questions for you are- 1. would you classify yourself as a shopping addict? why? (what is your specific criteria) 2. do you think constant shopping is simply that, or do you use to it to cope with something stressful/bad in your life? 3. what are some of the negative consequences that constant shopping has caused in your life? 4. what is your favorite store/mall/type of shopping trip where you spend the most money? 5. and lastly, do you have a funny story, addage, anecdote, anything, that your 'shopping addict' experience has provided you with? feel free to answer one or all, or comment or anything! any input is so incredibly appreciated, let me tell you! my own experience can only take me so far! thank you!!