I’m on the eternal search for the perfect pair of jeans – the kind that make me seem 10 pounds lighter. While I haven’t found them yet, I usually leave the mall with lots of other stuff that I sneak into the closet so my husband doesn’t notice. Looking at my clothes I have to laugh because I know exactly why I bought them: those are the jeans I bought when my husband and I had a fight. I bought this shirt when my boss gave me feedback on my report. After reading Judith’s book, I learned to curb my shopping addiction by talking about my feelings before I go to shop. Now when I feel upset, I don’t run to the mall, I pick up the phone and call a friend.