Shopping as Emotional Support

What do you purchase to make yourself feel better?

You know what you buy to make yourself feel better. A bag of your favorite potato chips or cookies for some emotional eating, a new pair of shoes that will lift your mood. A car.

You know, the usual.

I had a break-up on Friday with a lover. We had a history, with my feelings intensely stoked by everything he said and did and planned for our lives together. On Friday, his TPE sub called him. He wanted to ‘be honest’ with me as he told me about the intoxicating effect of their…