The journey of quitting smoking can be filled with successes and challenges. One of these challenges may arise where you least expect it: from your friends and loved ones. It’s not unheard of for some quitters to encounter a doubter or two along the quit smoking journey. Some doubters may not be ready for you to quit. Others will have a hard time understanding the complexity of your quitting experience. It’s important to be ready for these doubters so you’re prepared to rise above the skepticism with confidence.
Below, we’ve listed some doubter profiles to help you know what to expect, so you can learn how to deal with these potential roadblocks to your quit.
Another person to be armed and ready for is the Unrealistically Positive Supporter. Let the Unrealistic Supporter know that you may slip-up and that you don’t want that to disappoint them.
If friends are wondering how to be the ultimate supporter, tell them they should be encouraging, empowering, and help you celebrate each and every smokefree day. They don’t need to doubt you or expect too much from you, but should support your journey—good days, bad days, and all the days in between.