One of the greatest tools towards a successful quit is talking about what you're going through. Years ago I heard a saying that "we're only as sick as our secrets." So when I talk about what I'm going through, it gives others the opportunity to reach out and give me support and help me with whatever I'm going through. Sometimes I don't like "airing my dirty laundry," but when it comes to acheiving my goals, it is essential to do so I can move forward and I don't feel so alone. Talking strengthens the foundation of my quit. The number one reason for relapse that I've seen and experienced is not talking to someone about what I'm going through. Talking is a way that I'm insuring my quit against any obstacles that may hit me in the face.