In fact, it leaves you feeling less in control
Often, when we embark on a little retail therapy session, we have a momentary sense of empowerment. Perhaps because we are using that hard-earned money and we are “bettering” ourselves by altering our appearance through clothes. But, it’s all a ruse. After shopping you actually feel less in power—less in control of your life. You come out of it feeling almost as if something possessed you. You weren’t thinking clearly in that store. You were somebody else for a moment. Now you regret all the money you’ve spent, and feel you actually lack will power. Therapy shouldn’t leave us feeling that way.