I have yet to hear anyone talk about their difficulty with quitting smoking and socializing. I have been smoking since age 13. I am now 38. I am about 4 months pregnant and so the motivation to quit is obvious and I have been fairly successful. My issue: I have lost interest in many socializing activities because I associate them with smoking. For example, merely sitting around by the campfire with the neighbors/friends and chatting, listening to music, etc. This does not seem fun to me without the smokes. I am ashamed to say it, but it's true. I have come to some hypotheses as to why this is happening to me, but I have no desire, nor do I foresee myself having the desire to hang out with friends/acquantances like I used to, because without the smokes, it seems boring. Therefore, I am at risk for a huge relapse after baby is born. I would like to hear others' experience of this. Usually, all I hear is about people's cravings. It's different than the physical craving which I don't feel anymore. For me, it's psychological. Life seems boring without cigarettes. I know that sounds ridiculous but that is how it feels. :(
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