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My wife and I are both long time smokers. Recently though I have been trying to quit…so far I have quit for 3 months which is good for me and the first time I had ever even gone longer than 2 weeks without a cigarette. The problem is my wife is not supportive she continues to smoke in front of me I have asked her to please smoke outside so I am not tempted but she says I have chosen to quit not her.
Any suggestions on how to handle my wife in this situation. I don’t think she knows how scared I am that I will go back to smoking and I need to quit for my long term health.
Jack in Marstons Mills
I am so happy with the progress you’ve had with your quitting smoking. I am sorry that your wife is not supportive. I think you really need to sit her down and explain to her that you must quit smoking for your long term health and if that doesn’t get her to be more considerate then take her to your next doctors appointment and let your physician explain to her how vital it is for her to not smoke around you and really for both of you to quit smoking.
Ultimately you are the one that needs to watch out for your own well being…if she’s smoking then maybe you should go to another room if possible. Just keep focused on your goal and continue down the path to better health.
Good luck. Good health.
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