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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 9
Always the Last One
In This Chapter
• The last is such fun, let’s do it again!
• What’s in your psyche? Perspectives from Freud, Jung, and Skinner
• Breaking the links to potential relapse
• Learn to cherish your firsts
What’s your favorite “last”? Your last summer vacation from school? Your last day of being in your twenties? The last time you drove your first car? The last time you lugged a diaper bag on an afternoon outing? The last time you paid less than a dollar or two a gallon for gasoline? Ah, those were the days!
We seem to celebrate our lasts even more than our firsts. A unique anticipation and excitement grows as the last one approaches, and fond memories of it linger for a long time after. We feel a sense of pleasure about ...

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