29 Nov 2017
14 Jul 2019
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First of all, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you for being smoke free for six months! That is an accomplishment you should be really proud of! It must have been extremely difficult for you to keep going when your husband gave up the fight. It shows that you have a lot of inner strength and determination, so give yourself some credit for that.
I'm sorry to hear that you are struggling with anxiety and depression. Those certainly can be part of the quitting process, because quitting is such a major change for us physically and emotionally, as well as a change to our normal routines. But it is also possible that these feelings are unrelated to your quitting, so it might be a good idea to see your doctor for some guidance in that regard.
One thing is for sure, though. You would definitely not be happier if you were still smoking. Smoking never solved anything. It just robbed us of our health and our money, and often our self-respect. And this is one addiction that just doesn't want to let go, so you have to remain vigilant and be prepared to fight back when those kinds of thoughts come creeping in.
Hang in there, tam1970. You have done something truly amazing. You quit smoking, which is the best thing you could have ever done for yourself. You should celebrate your victory and do something that makes you happy. You deserve to spoil yourself a bit!!!