Is Compulsive Buying Ruining Your Life?
“Not why the addiction but why the pain.”
― Gabor Maté
Buying food, clothing and other items we need is part of everyday life. However, there are many people who find the simple act of shopping takes on a dangerous focus.
Compulsive buying disorder (CBD) is an obsessive behavior that can cause real struggles for individuals, couples and families. It happens when someone feels the uncontrollable urge to shop and buy things, even when there may be no need for the items s/he purchases.
People living with CBD spend an excessive amount of time and money shopping, which almost always leads to emotional, social and financial difficulties.