29 Nov 2017
01 Aug 2018
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Wow, you are in a really tough situation. It's hard enough to quit as it is, but when you are around someone who smokes, especially a spouse, it is 10x worse.
I think what you have to do is to keep telling yourself you are serious about quitting. Make a list of all the reasons why you want to quit, and read it often. We are all faced with temptations of one kind or another when we quit smoking. It is how we handle those temptations that make the difference. We have to keep telling ourselves that we are choosing not to smoke, and that choosing not to smoke is the right thing to do for us, regardless of what anyone else says or does.
There is no definitive handbook on how to quit. We learn as we go. You have already recognized some problems and are thinking about how to deal with them. That is the best that we can do. Don't worry, jessicagee, you will figure it out.
Please keep us posted about how you are doing. And remember, you can always call the helpline for extra support. We are all here for you.