Breakup on a budget: Ditch the retail spending and heal your wallet too

  • Date: 21-May-2024
  • Source: Gulf News
  • Sector:Retail
  • Country:UAE
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Breakup on a budget: Ditch the retail spending and heal your wallet too



Some take it a step further. On the other hand, Neal Sen, a Dubai-based entrepreneur confesses that he decided to attempt a solo travel trip around Europe, only to realise that he was left with a shoestring budget for the rest of the year. “I could have done without this kind of expensive soul-searching,” he says, rather morosely. Some thought that excessive spending could be a form of retaliation, by splurging on items that their partner didn’t like, for example Dubai-based Meghna Ghosh, who bought a cuckoo clock, just because her former partner never wanted one in the house. Another Dubai-based media professional who prefers to remain anonymous determinedly bought a second guitar, as his partner “disliked his constant strumming and thought he did nothing else”. “I spent a good chunk of my savings on it, and now I can’t stand the sight of it,” he admits.

‘Revenge spending’

In order to make ourselves feel better about a breakup, we indulge in behaviour such as excessive spending.

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‘Revenge breakup spending’ as it is often called, is a specific type of revenge spending triggered by the emotional turmoil of a breakup. It's that urge to buy things you don't necessarily