Fifteen Questions to Ask Yourself about Compulsive Debting
Most compulsive debtors will answer “yes” to at least eight of the following fifteen questions:
- Are your debts making your home life unhappy?
- Does the pressure of your debts distract you from your daily work?
- Are your debts affecting your reputation?
- Do your debts cause you to think less of yourself?
- Have you ever given false information in order to obtain credit?
- Have you ever made unrealistic promises to your creditors?
- Does the pressure of your debts make you careless of the welfare of your family?
- Do you ever fear that your employer, family or friends will learn the extent of your total indebtedness?
- When faced with a difficult financial situation, does the prospect of borrowing give you an inordinate feeling of relief?
- 10.Does the pressure of your debts cause you to have difficulty sleeping
- 11.Has the pressure of your debts ever caused you to consider getting drunk?
- 12.Have you ever borrowed money without giving adequate consideration to the rate of interest you are required to pay?
- 13.Do you usually expect a negative response when you are subject to a credit investigation?
- 14.Have you ever developed a strict regimen for paying off your debts, only to break it under pressure?
- Do you justify your debts by telling yourself that you are superior to the “other” people, and when you get your “break” you’ll be out of debt overnight?