My boyfriend is quitting cigarettes. How do I stop wanting to kill him?
July 20, 2012 9:45 PM Subscribe
I love my dear boyfriend but he can be trying at the best of times - his last cigarette was 5 days ago. How do I deal with the irritable ass he has become and please tell me that this is temporary.
posted by krakenattack to Human Relations (20 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to get through to him that he is, uh, behaving quite differently, but he doesn't seem to believe me. I think that part might be getting better though. My questions are:
a) When does this end?!?!?!?!! Does it end? (please say yes) I want my boyfriend back :(
b) I was a big proponent of his quitting, so now that it's happening how do I remain supportive while putting aside the urge to strangle him? He doesn't seem to know what he needs when I've asked.
c) How have your loved ones been unobtrusively helpful while you were quitting smoking? For reference he was at just under a pack a day and seems to have quit cold turkey.
d) What are some awesome side effects I can look forward to now that he's quit?
Oh and I realize that he is the one doing all the hard work here but seriously I'm like this close to homicide.
This is of course assuming it sticks, but here's for hoping.