Retail Therapy

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Sometimes when I feel depressed, I feel like I need to shop. The act of purchasing stuff gives me something of a high. I make my purchases online because when I’m depressed, I’m not exactly leaving my house much, not even to go shopping.

I’m not particular with what I buy. It could be some gadget or whatnot advertised on my Instagram feed. For example, this pilates ring exercise thingamajig. I got it pretty cheap.  Then there’s Amazon, which makes shopping so easy: all you have to do is press a button, and voila! It’s on its way to your house. Plus, it seems like they carry anything and everything. No, it doesn’t take the pain away, and could even be bad for my bank account, but there it is.

Do you use retail therapy as a way to cope?

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I hold an MFA in poetry from The Ohio State University. I'm a fiction writer, blogger, wife, pet mom, and Ohio State Buckeye!

6 thoughts on “Retail Therapy

  1. I use to shop in order to make me feel happy, but that would only last for a short while until the guilt would kick in, then I would find myself back to square one. Now, I restrict myself. It helps due to having a fixed income. LOL! 🙂

  2. No retail therapy for me. I hate shopping–in store and online. I get tattooed instead. Still only temporary to ease the wounds, but the work lasts a lifetime.

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