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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 13
For the Ones We Love
In This Chapter
• The danger of mixing old relationships with new habits
• Is your relationship nurturing or poisoning you?
• Sometimes you have to let go
• It’s your skin—be happy in it!
It may be hard for you to recognize, consumed as you are with the changes you are making, but these changes are affecting everyone else in your life. Others, too, must change—sometimes only their perceptions of you, but sometimes their entire ways of interacting with you. Such change is not easy and may not come as willingly as you expect.
These others in your life might work with you to keep you on your path. Or they may do their darndest—and not always be aware of it—to entice you to stray. They may tolerate your struggles and ...

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