Unfortunately, in her recovery plan she had not developed the infrastructure to access enough support. As a result, she soon relapsed into old behaviors and within months was back to hiding, sneaking, and lying about her expenditures. During this period, she was in denial and she was also fooling herself, believing that her spending was controlled and would not become excessive.
Her family had little knowledge of her exorbitant spending, although her husband was suspicious and inquired weekly about her bills. The couple had dealt with this issue over a decade prior and he had cleaned up her debt as a result. She had promised, in all sincerity, not to use her credit cards again. However due to a poor recovery plan she relapsed and started using her credit cards again.
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I recently did a TV segment on overspending and brought with me a client who had over $200,000 of debt. Although she worked full-time and made a decent living, she had accumulated, in a ten-year period, approximately $200,000 worth of credit card debt due to compulsive spending.