Today was my quit date and I blew it already! I smoked 3 cigarettes! I need encouragement!
Where'd you get them? If they're in the house, crush them and throw away! Have you read any of the blogs on here?
I'm reading them now. I need to throw them out!
On Sat, Aug 18, 2018, 9:50 AM AnnetteMM <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My husband smokes and it is really hard
well, throw him out too!
Looks like you're going to need his support. You probably can't throw his away. There are blogs on the site about about quitting and living with a smoker. Don't wait to quit again. It only makes it harder. Spend time on the site and reach out BEFORE you smoke. We're here for you.
You are not alone, quitting with a smoker in the house; it is harder, but possible.
Why don't you take some time and prepare for the quit? Allan Carr's book did wonders for me, it is called "The easy way to quit smoking". It is going to help re-direct your thought process to see the addiction to nicotine for what is doing to us, and ways to step away from it. Also you should know how is your immediate future going to change as you start your journey to freedom. Here are some links for you:
Expectations, Timelines and the Reality YOU Create
For Our New Years' Quitters (and community members, too)
What To Expect In The First Four Months
Please come back, talk to us, you can do it, you just need to learn your tools and use them.
I found that I had to promise myself that no matter what I wanted, no matter what I was feeling a cigarette would never be the answer. That was almost 5 years ago with this site. I smoked for 52 years. You can do this even with your husband smoking still.
Thank you all! I know I can do this!
You CAN do this, but you have to Make Quitting a Priority And you have to do your homework, i.e. - read about this addiction, read about how others deal with it, utilize the quit plan material here, learn about your triggers, etc. It is through knowledge that we beat this addiction. Knowledge, perseverance and a plan. Glad you've joined us. Chin up!
Quitting when you live with smokers (You can gather more information on a topic by using the magnifying glass upper right. Such as "quitting with a smoker" "living with a smoker," etc.)
Here is some more useful information: https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/message/121798-re-has-any-quit-smoking-while-living-with-a-smoker?commentID=121798#co…
You CAN do this - but you must make the decision that you will not smoke another cigarette NO MATTER WHAT and then honor that decision each and every moment of each and every day. You can't win an argument with yourself over whether to smoke - so don't have it!
Get reading!!!! Prepare! Plan! Commit!
Thanks! This is really helpful!
On Sat, Aug 18, 2018, 11:28 AM Youngatheart.7.4.12 <
His cigarettes don't belong to you. Your quit doesn't belong to him.
Does he smoke inside?
No. He smokes in the garage.
Good, now he could smoke out, it's summer time!
Many quitters find it helpful to make a list of things they are willing to do when a crave hits. Try making a list that you will follow, some or all of the to-dos. A crave does not have to be followed by smoking a cigarette if you are prepared to deal with the crave. Yes you can one day at a time.
Thank you for the support.
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