Well hello all,
In short, I am 12 months off cigarettes and 6 months of all nicotine. My wife is now 8 months of smokes and all nicotine.
It’s funny about what attracts you to someone . for us pre-kids it was smoking. So, few of "us" left . and sadly for many many years that was our thing. So when ever one of us tried to give up the other was always there to entice the other back. I am sure you all know what I mean.
I guess with time comes experience .. and experience smoker knows that when someone gives it always they are an outright prck to everyone around them... As it was with us.
I gave up first (sort of) by moving to the vape 100% . I did that twelve months ago and was solidly on the vape for 4 months when the wife started her quit. Gee that was rough . every day felt like a week . the fights, the tears the crying ... and that was just me! :) .
When my wife gave up I rewarded her, 100% of the money that would have gone into cigs was now spent on her it made getting over our nonsense fights so much easier. 2 weeks after my wife gave up I gave away the vape and that was 6 months ago. Yes, it sucked ....a lot.
I've had many quits. and so, has my wife, but this time we were just ready I guess.... we knew day 3 would make us cry, week 3 would be horrible and month 3 would feel like heck ... it’s all so exhausting. However guess what? our health is improving out of site. I still crave, the wife doesn't. I am not craving cigarettes per say, its more the relief? It comes and goes, and some days are certainly worse than others. a week ago, I had my first day I didn’t think about nicotine once . I didn’t even notice. I expect it will take me years to get over this, but then again, I have been smoking for 3/5th of my life. If I can do it, anyone can. Every day is a little less painful.
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