Saturday, December 6, 2008

Smokeless Chew

Just realized it has been over a year since I stopped chewing my fingernails. Fifty-year-old habits are hard to break, especially when you are OCD. People who quit smoking can use the patch to help with the addiction but it is the habit that is hardest to break. I wake up in the morning with a finger nail chewed off in my sleep. Not so often now but still it is a danger.

My daughter-in-law (#1 son's long sufffering spouse) gave me the incentive to quit. She offered to quit smoking if I quit chewing. I have never asked her how she is doing as it is up to her to keep her end of the bargain. I kept mine.

4 comments:

  1. I'm so proud of you too.

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  2. Good for you! My husband is a nail chewer and I've stopped trying to get him to stop. I guess I haven't found the right incentive yet!

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  3. Hi, Lorraine. A new commentator!! Come back again.

    If your husband doesn't WANT or is not READY to stop, all the nagging and incentives won't help at all.

    Something has to snap and sudenly he'll say "OK, lets do it".
    It is amazing how difficult it is. You can't throw them out or stop buying them. They grow back.

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