4. You Are Trying to Fill a Hole in Your Life to Make Yourself Feel Better

People do this with all sorts of things, such as smoking, alcohol, drugs, sex, and gambling. It is however far more socially acceptable to fill your empty hole with shopping and spending. Some people get such a thrill out of spending money because they have little else much going on in their life. Some people use spending money to make themselves feel better, to the point where they will search out ways to make themselves feel bad so that they have an excuse to spend money.