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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Changing Old Habits for Good by G. Alan Marlatt, Deborah S. Romaine

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Chapter 5
When No One Understands
In This Chapter
• The comfort of familiarity
• Do something!
• The secrets we keep
• Beyond willpower
When it comes right down to it, change can be lonely. The old habits that we’re leaving behind once sustained us in ways we don’t even recognize until they’re no longer part of our daily lives. And the new habits we’re cultivating are, well, new, stiff, and awkward. Like a new pair of jeans, they haven’t yet faded into comfort.
Does anyone understand how hard this is, this process of change? It seems that no matter whether we’re following the new path or slipping back to the old one, no one else really gets it. Even other people who are making similar changes don’t quite seem to understand what we’re going through, ...

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