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If this is the case it's because you've been carrying balances forward and making only your minimum credit card payments as the following video explains.
As you saw in this video the problem is that you've fallen victim to the power of compound interest.
The simple explanation of this is that the card issuer has added its interest charges to your principal (which is the amount you originally borrowed) so that your debt grows exponentially.
A simple example
Here's a simple example of how compound interest works.
If you owe $100 on a credit card at 10% interest you'll be charged $10 the first month or 10% of the $100. With compound interest that $10 will be added to your original debt so that you now owe $110.
The next month your credit card payment will include the $10 interest so that this now comes out to be $11 (110 x 0.10) so you now owe $121.