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Pattygirl19926 Months Smoke Free
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Back to square one for me. :( some background: my husband is a professional driver. Used to be he was only home 3 days a month and i always packed him up and provided him with some food and comfort items for while he was over the road. For the past year however, he has had a job where he is home every night. And he still smokes. So anyways i wake up this morning and find him in bed (hes supposed to be at work well before i wake up ) and start panicking he like no big deal baby im just doing a overnight shift tonight over in a nother plant . so i calm down any way within two hours we learn that hes going to be staying out of state until further notice and hes to report to a town three hours away by 5 pm to make check in(hotel is on the company's dime). Well old habits die hard and i go into helpful wife mode packing prepping and making arrangements for everything which i just grab a smoke of his and go right to business. :/ 😑😑😑😑 mad at myself but learned a valuable lesson and hubs did too. So if you are the kind of person who likes to see the brightside( and i try to ). I have at minimum a week of no temptation while at home because hes out of the house and i can start practicing new habits . live and learn πŸ˜ͺ (still frustrated though and babying my ecig like crazy)

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jobm11 Year Smoke Free

Just stick with it @pattygirl. Ultimately, you can do this if you want it. Don’t be overly hard on yourself and swing back in the saddle love. 😊

Pattygirl19926 Months Smoke Free in reply to jobm1

Im saddled and strapped in tight . :) gonna break this πŸ’ͺ

Monica19691 Year Smoke Free

Do you know sweet, none of us are perfect, give yourself a break..!!!

Tomorrow is another day, and as you say, you can adopt a new routine whilst hubby is away, you can do it hun ❀️❀️

Pattygirl19926 Months Smoke Free in reply to Monica1969

Yeah. I figured while hes out im gonna clean clean clean and when e gets back politely insist that he keeps all cigarettes and paraphernalia in the car from here on in

CocoaXChangeValued Contributor

It's understandable to be disappointed Patty, but you have the right attitude about learning from it. Most people on this forum went through several failed quits before it became permanent. I lost track of how many times I previously quit, sometimes for a few days, and sometimes for longer.

Pattygirl19926 Months Smoke Free

Thanks that's really helpful. Im feeling like i can do this, its just constant vigilance for a while. I will get it right

HercuValued Contributor

Hold on Patty ...It is a rough ride...but one of these days you will stay in the saddle...Practice makes perfect...!!

You know the proverb...Fall down 7 times and get up 8....!!

Pattygirl19926 Months Smoke Free in reply to Hercu

Oh i love it! Oh im not giving up so easily. Like you said hercu practice makes perfect. Thank for that hercu!

Ausjulz9 Months Smoke Free

It's a journey not a destination and yes sometimes we don't see the pothole and fall in head first but like they say- once you know where the potholes are you can walk around them. I love your honesty. Look out for those bloody potholes!!!lol


1 month now Pattygirl1992 - how is things?

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