Day 5

My boyfriend and I are quitting together and even though it's lovely to have someone going through the same thing we've also been taking our stress out on each other, which doesn't help! The stress seems to have calmed now, today and yesterday have been much easier so hopefully the worst is over. I'm using champix and it's really helping but my poor partner is going CT so I feel sort of guilty that I have help but I doubt we both would have done it otherwise, my will-power has carried us both.

Over the weekend we tested our biggest triggers, drinking and socialising. I think if I hadn't put our tobacco in the outside wheelie bin and then poured water on it on day 1 we might have stumbled but we didn't even consider buying more. Especially tested when we were at the pub and people were outside smoking but I realised I didn't even really want one it was all in my head.

Either way our health is improving, we do a weekly 5k on Saturday mornings and got our best time ever!

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  • He well done 5 days awesome, and yes there will be more difficult days than others, but you are on track well done:)

    Welcome to the forum, it does not really matter what we use to quit just as long as we quit:cool:

  • Thanks for the support!

  • Hi Kirstie, nice to meet you, well done on quitting, I quit with my husband too, it definitely helps having a partner in crime, keep it up :) xx

  • Thanks Donna though sometimes he drives me mad! I keep getting so frustrated at really small things and I know it's because I'm quitting but the fact I'm getting so annoyed for no reason makes me even angrier ha ha.

  • Thanks Donna though sometimes he drives me mad! I keep getting so frustrated at really small things and I know it's because I'm quitting but the fact I'm getting so annoyed for no reason makes me even angrier ha ha.

    Hi Kirstie. My partners last quit attempt was on champix. We were both trying and one of the reasons it failed was because small things became mountains and caused real problems between us. I don't mean to blame her in any way because I think it was the champix, as it is not normally in character for her to be hypercritical over small things that way. I think all those small things need to be put on the back burner and kept in their place during a quit so that their negativity doesn't scupper the attempt. And the small things will still be there to be dealt with when everyone is back on an even keel.

  • Oh....and I did all the ironing. Brownie points or WHAT!! :):o:p;)

  • You're right it could be the champix but on the on the other hand I don't think I would have been able to quit without it. Haha wishful thinking that my partner would do the ironing but he is cooking dinner, beggars can't be choosers I guess. (:

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