Compulsive shopping is the thing which most of shopaholics end up doing. It is another thing that they secretly feel guilty about it.
Shopaholics often purchase things which are of no use. These keep lying unused and such people feel dejected on wasting their money at some point.
We all have our outlets to vent our frustration. Shopaholics head straight to the shopping mall and buy things which are of little use. They however realize their folly later but it is of no use regretting as money has already been wasted.
The excitement level of such people reaches a new high when they shop. It is however short lived and when they struggle to meet their ends later in the month, they realize their folly but nothing can be done at this stage.
It is not as if such people do not regret compulsive shopping. They realize soon enough that it was mere waste of time to buy things which were little required. However, since the things have already been purchased, little can be done. It is of little use regretting buying things later but they do regret secretly.
Shopaholics often conceal this habit of compulsive shopping from others. However, it is of little use as they do not give up the habit. They feel that the guilt of spending money is something that they should keep to themselves. This makes them conceal this habit of overspending.
Shopaholics feel anxious in times and situations when they do not shop. Such is the urge for shopping that they cannot resist it for more than few days. Anxiety can reach to a new high if they are not shopping often. It is another thing that they realize this folly soon and then again continue with this habit of unending shopping.