Managing Your Compulsive Behaviors
Plenty of people suffer from one form of compulsive behavior or another. There's compulsive shopping, hoarding, eating, gambling, sex, even exercise. And, of course, there is garden variety obsessive compulsiveness. These behaviors don't necessarily lead to an end pleasure or reward, but the compulsive person engages in said behavior anyway. When a person has a compulsion, he is trapped in a pattern of repetitive and senseless thinking—and these behaviors can prove difficult to overcome.