How about a little retail therapy?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
How about a little retail therapy?
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Tue, 04-12-2011 - 1:11pm

Who knew shopping could be good for your health?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Thu, 04-14-2011 - 10:03am
Maureen, I think many of us have naturally, unknowingly, practiced retail therapy for stress relief. I know I never really thought of it as stress relief, but looking back, I can definitely see that it was.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-24-2009
Thu, 04-14-2011 - 2:46am

This is interesting! Upon reflection, I realize the periods in my life when shopping has had a strong pull on me have mostly coincided with particularly stressful times. Without even knowing of the connection, I was naturally practicing "retail therapy." :smileywink:




iVillage Member
Registered: 12-25-2006
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 8:51pm

Yep - I've got his twin!

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-25-2006
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 8:44pm

lol.....decisions, decisions!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 10:12am
LOL You have one of those too? He's the largest of my 4 cats-20+ lbs!

Karla
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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 9:43am
LOL, that would do it.

Speaking of returning things. I bought the cutest pair of shoes a couple of weeks ago. I haven't had the opportunity to wear them and am thinking about returning them. But, they are SO cute, I really don't want to return them, but I also don't want them just sitting in my closet.

What to do, what to do???

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-25-2006
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 9:33am

Karla,

This is off topic, but how did my cat get into your avatar???? lol

Moon

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-25-2006
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 9:32am

There was a time (when I was always broke and just starting out) that retail therapy was just the answer for a bad day!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 1:13pm
lol I find shopping to be the most horribly stressful event. I avoid retail therapy at all cost!

Karla
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