You did tell me that you hadn't mentioned the stealing to your therapist, sorry about that.
Given that your problem has gotten worse recently, you may want to consider telling her about it. It is going to be hard to overcome if you don't have as much support as you can get. I do understand your embarrassment about it. It's natural to feel the way you do. But I do not think any less of you and your therapist would not either. Kleptomania is a problem just like any other problem, a symptom of something deeper that needs addressed.
If telling your therapist is too much to consider right now, you can try self help. Here are some links to help:
Kleptomania: The Compulsion to Steal - What Can Be Done? by Marcus J. Goldman M.D.
Also, realize that you are human, Kathy. Try not to fault yourself. And give yourself credit for seeing that you have a problem and for addressing it. Many people do not have the same insight that you have.
Life will be harder without your boyfriend with you. Yes, you did live without him at one time and can again, but I understand that you will miss his support. And that is part of mourning your loss. You will miss those good things about him. And that is ok to take time to work through.
Thank you for your kind words! I can only hope that the words I write will help.
Write whenever you feel down. I'm here for you.
I hope you have a good night.