Relapse happens. Don’t get discouraged, and don’t look at it as failure.
Very, very few people quit on their first try. Most quitters make multiple attempts before they quit for good. As a supporter, it’s important to not view a relapse as a failure. Instead, think of it as your loved one “learning to quit.”
Be there for them. Don’t be too hard on them. When they’re ready to try again, help them identify their triggers and make a plan to avoid them next time. This process can require lots of patience, but don’t get discouraged. Your help is so important. You can find support and ask other quitters questions on our Facebook page.