Retail Therapy: How Shopping Saved My Life

Relationship between retail therapy and depression

Depression can be mistakenly linked to money in those who have too much money. This does not mean money caused the depression. Those who set their attention on money and possessions have created a lifestyle for themselves where they are relying on things that are unreliable to create happiness. Money and possessions change, get old, break, become useless, and do not have the ability to befriend us, help us, listen to us, or comfort us.
So I affirm that money is not invariably linked with depression and I profoundly state that money cannot create happiness! Those who rely on money to change their lives will find they need to become more aware of their internal needs before exporting their needs to be fulfilled by temporary things. Those who do this will find they will learn more about themselves and will have the ability to create happiness and increase self-worth and confidence. They will have more control of self and more consistency with self. Money will not be the ultimate factor in their happiness
n the course of three separate studies, the researchers found that compulsive buying was linked to materialism, reduced self-esteem, depression, anxiety and stress.

Compulsive shoppers had positive feelings associated with buying and they also tended to hide purchases, return items, have more family arguments and possessed more maxed-out credit cards.
self-esteem is not limited or bounded by the edges of a person's mind or body, but rather extends outwards to encompass all that they are related to or "own" in some way. If you lose something or someone, that loss causes a diminishment of the self; a loss of part of yourself, and if you buy something or get into a relationship with someone new that person becomes a part of you. Correspondingly, if you lose a part of yourself, you can regain part of what you've lost by buying or otherwise incorporating back into yourself new objects of value.