1. Shopaholics found their compulsion to spend by creating false
identities to obtain more creditcards. They often hide bank statements from
their spouses and try in any way possible to conceal their abuse. In some
extreme cases shopaholics has even turned prostituted in order to finance their
2. The group Walletwatch was made by Lawrence Michaels who is a Shopaholic. He
spends thou-sands of pounds on albums he don´t like and clothes which don´t fit
him. The reason why he started the group was because he wanted to help other
people who have the same tendencies as himself. Walletwatch was started because
shopaholics need to be under some kind of surveillance.
3. Richard Elliot wanted to proof that Britain was les consumption-minded
than the US. But what he found out was quite different. He found many examples
of consumption-crazy Britons who had ran up huge bills and driven their family
into oppressive debt. Another thing he found out was that their shopping was
used as a therapy to give their mood a lift. They got their support from shop
assis-tants. This may be one way of buying social support.
Shopaholics is becoming a more and more frequently known disease. It is not only
found in the US, but all over the world including Denmark. In Britain a nation
wide survey revealed that addicts will stop at nothing to found their desire to
spend money. They will do anything from stealing to prosti-tution. One out of
20 adults is found to be obsessed by spending. But why do people become sho-
paholics? I think when you are being a shopaholic you often don´t realise it or
won´t admit it. At one time or another though will you find out that you spend
too much money on things you don´t even need. Most people love spending money
this is one cause of shopaholism, another could be that shopping is used as
therapy to better ones mood and confidence. Richards Elliots study of 63
shopaholics show that shopaholics are more likely to... [continues]
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