posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 06:33 AM
No, you are not sick.
You are just trying to fill an emptiness, or as you put it, an "empty nest".
Thing is hon, you are using the wrong thing to fill it with.
I'll wager you get a short term feeling of abundance or happiness when you get something new, that dwindles very quickly, and you have the urge/
desire to buy again, just to feel that again.
Recognize it for what it is, a band aid fix.
You need to fill up that void with something better for you.
Perhaps spending more time with other people.
I know how you feel about most of the people immediately around you, and i can definitely sympathize with you there.
What about devoting time to volunteering, or taking up a new hobby?
Something that occupies your mind.
As for the things you already have, quite honestly, if it has the usefulness of a paperweight than it's not a necessity. Sentimental items are an
I found after moving around a lot, that it became very easy to only keep what I needed, and to not accumulate more knick- knacks than I really needed
to satisfy myself. Clutter in my home started to make me "anxious" for lack of a better word.
Most people would say my home is quite barren,but I like it that way. It's simple, and doesn't cause chaos in my brain.
Good luck to you my dear.