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Object Lust. [Dec. 25th, 2009|09:25 pm]
dysthymics

dysthymics

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Do you ever feel like you don't want anything that you own in your life anymore? Not that any of them hold anything traumatic for you or bad memories, but more of just "why do I even need/have this?". I realize that I save things all the time and start small collections of things that I think look neat, but somehow they lose all value once I have them for a short period of time. Have you ever made a list just to look back on it a week later to think "what was I thinking?". Maybe nothing suits you, it just doesn't make sense or it's just all pipe dreams.

I'm just wondering if this is a normal thing for people with dysthymia or not.
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[User Picture]From: bastet11191967
2009-12-28 04:55 pm (UTC)
In my case, being a 1980's kid, I used to subscribe to the "Shop Til You Drop" mentality. However, it resulted in me accumulating a large amount of credit card debt that required going into a debt repayment program to resolve after I got out of college and found that even having a fulltime job was not enough to make it go away. I seriously wanted to sell every damned item I owned in the hopes that it would fix my problem, and even contemplated committing some kind of fraud. Luckily, I never took it to that level. While it was not the main reason for going into therapy, I eventually realized that the "Retail Therapy" was an attempt to fill the emptiness I felt I had in me. Now I know it was depression coupled with some bad advice regarding personal finances. I collect some things nowadays, such as Mardi Gras (retired design) PartyLite candle holders (not that there are many of them), but my stuff looks fairly minimalistic compared with what I had in the past, and it is ok. When looking at stuff, I file it away for later and leave, and if I am still interested enough in it, I come back for it at a later time, as sometimes I change my mind later.
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