Help me, please!
My wife is an addict. I need to know if there is a 12-step program, or some other help for her.
She has found QVC.
It started off innocently enough.......she'd watch while I wasn't home.
Mostly jewelry attracted her attention, but stuff to beautify/improve the house would get her attention too.
She established an account with them, then bragged about how easy it was to buy stuff now that they had all her information......("Yes, that's the credit card number. Yes, that's the address!")
Soon, she was watching nearly all the time she was at home. I knew we were in trouble when she started referring to the hawksters by their first names, as if they were close friends.
Then I noticed the UPS guy was stopping at our house daily.
Now and then it'd be the FedEx guy, just for a change of pace.
New 600 count sheets on the bed.
Foofy soap in the bathroom.
And of course, the jewelry.......
I didn't have to scold her. After about a month, she figured it out herself....(maybe when she looked at her credit card bill.)
She's weaning herself, and I can see signs of withdrawal.
It's painful for her, this cutting back.
I'm proud of her for realizing on her own that she needed to get this problem under control.
I have two questions:
Is there a scientific name for QVC addiction?
Do UPS guys also go through withdrawal symptoms?