Everything is easier in life when you have a person by your side who helps you and who you can rely on in difficult times; quitting smoking is no exception. If you have decided to quit this harmful habit, try not to do it alone but enjoy multiple benefits of collective quitting.
First of all, you will get an accomplice. The person, who understands all of the emotions and feelings that you experience by quitting smoking. You are not going to feel alone in your choice anymore. You can always get support from your partner, however, be also ready to support him or her, as well.
The next very important benefit is mutual motivation. Since you are not simply quitting, but also take on some commitments with your partner, you have to strengthen your will. If you relapse and refer back to smoking, your partner will be left to deal with his problems one-on-one. However, the same could happen to you, so if you are not ready for the lead role, try to pick a partner who seems to have strong will power.
The third benefit is a mutual information exchange and experience accumulation – two heads are better than one. Share the information on the methods of quitting smoking and tools that help suppress strong urges to smoke. Experiment with them and provide your partner with the feedback and your best practices. Send each other motivating articles about hazards of smoking and the benefits of quitting.
Quitting in a tandem is quite effective. Your partner can be your relative, a close friend or a complete stranger. However, don’t forget not only to ask your partner for advice and support, but also motivate him or her with the same. Because the more you help your partner, the more you help yourself in the end.