If you feel frustrated by your smoker boyfriend’s habit, at some point you have probably said, “Please quit smoking!” Did it work? Of course not. Let’s consider alternative approaches that might get your boyfriend to stop for the right reasons instead of quitting out of anger. These “9 Ways to Ask Your Boyfriend to Quit Smoking” are based on a survey of our male readers.
“I feel sad when kissing doesn’t make my girlfriend happy.” No man likes to know his stinky breath is a big turn-off.
“I don’t know what to do when my girlfriend seriously worries about me.” Some men do care that their habit creates genuine anxiety in their girlfriends.
“I don’t want to be less attractive…” Doing damage to their appeal is something most men want to avoid.
“It’s more motivating to think about it in the long term.” If he doesn’t have to stub out his last cigarette immediately, it’s easier for most men to consider quitting in a more positive light.
“It's frustrating to be compared, but I cannot be a loser.” No man wants to come second in the competition for a girl’s heart.
“It motivates me to quit smoking if I have a goal.” Some men are motivated to quit smoking for financial reasons rather than health-based arguments.
“It will be fun to quit smoking if it feels like I’m competing with her.” Having a shared goal can be very motivating. Try to encourage him by deciding on a specific number or deadline.
“It hurts when I think my girlfriend’s family disapproves of me.” It’s hard to win a girl’s heart if you don’t have her parents on your side.
“I think it’s outrageous, but I have no choice.” Make sure he takes you seriously by giving him an ultimatum.
Published: June 30, 2016