Even though I had done a variety of truly crazy things (you can read about them in About Me) it was my describing a ,000 shopping spree I went on in Grad School that finally led to my psychiatrist correctly diagnosing me – and saving my life!
In The Spending Spree, by Jeff Wuorio, in bp Magazine, Spring 2005, a variety of destructive examples are described.
First, Although it’s unfortunate when a husband’s errant thoughts manifest into such destructive behaviors.
But, its truly a mistake to take those actions as indictments of who they “really” are.
But you have to improve your marriage behavior if you want success. The first reaction in your mind, when you make such a harsh threatening discovery is going to be self-protective, accompanied by fear; these are primal.
Third, your marriage is not over, unless you choose it to be. You must change your behaviors of thought, feeling, speech, and actions. Reading a book or two, even one of mine, will likely not be enough. When you discover your husband is using online dating sites you will automatically assume the worst, imagining he is following through, and meeting other women. That is probably not happening, but it is not too late for your marriage, even if he is.
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The compulsive shopper is distressed by his or her activity and will often hide the evidence.
I was personally thrilled by the ultimatum given to the company by hackers, because them offering illicit escapades to a married person having marriage trouble is like offering wine to an alcoholic.
Calling it “business” is a shabby excuse for greed.
If you are out of work and are having trouble making ends meet, you should consider whether your bipolar disorder is severe enough that you would qualify for bipolar disability payments from Social Security.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have been having a spending episode – or several – and your finances are in bad shape, please go now to our page on Bipolar Debt.