When a person shops like that, it is often because they are having emotional problems. the shopping gives them a dopamine hit and makes them feel better.
Is she depressed? Does she feel like her life has less meaning now?
Do you know what Im wondering that? Shes had a rough time with illness last few years and with young kids sometuimes she does seem over stressed.
I know she tries with her spending. She rarely buys expensive things. Most of the stuff is cheap crap but of course, as I said, being in there every few days spending £50 adds up over the month.
Then again, its weird. We're after a new bathroom. Had a few quotes bit expensive. So she really looked for something cheaper and compromised on a lot.
It just seems this one aspect. Going into a shop and buying just bits and pieces. Its one particular shop here in the uk. Its called home bargains. Sells all sorts - food, clothes, stuff for the home, diy, garden. She comes home with new cheap rugs, doormats, coffee tables (didnt know we needed a new one).
Yesterday she spent £100 including a crappy coffee table for £40. Cheap but unneeded. Fair enough but you can guarantee she'llbe in there again by the end of the week spending a minum £50 - plant pots, plants, toys, clothes.