15 Ways to Deal With Emotions Without Retail Therapy

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“I’m so messed up. I’m going out for a little retail therapy. Wanna come?” So began a recent conversation with my neighbor. I’ll admit that she’s got every reason to be upset: Her kids are in trouble, there are financial problems in her house, her job is a mess, and her relatives are the sort of people that give “family” a bad name. Add to that she just had two deaths in the family. That’s a lot of emotional baggage to be carrying around and I feel for her.

Her answer to all of this was to go for a little retail therapy. I declined her invitation. Sure, I could be supportive, but I’d rather listen to her talk about it on a walk tha


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4 Responses to 15 Ways to Deal With Emotions Without Retail Therapy

  1. Frugal Girl says:

    Yup, agreed.

  2. jim says:

    Good advice!

  3. Linda says:

    First time I heard of retail therapy. Now I understand what I was doing for a long time. But, when I joined the gym it was one of the best thing I’ve done for myself. You can’t swim and shop at the same time. lol

  4. Mike says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    These are good tips in dealing with emotional issues. Exercise is helpful. It can relieve people of stress. being with people who will sympathize with your problems can also be of help.

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