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Sunday Confessional: I Cheated on Our Resolution

My boyfriend has been smoking cigarettes since he was in high school; he is now 31. When we started dating, I was a non-smoker but I recently picked up on his habit. I've been suggesting that we both quit for some time now, but it wasn't until this New Year's Eve that he felt ready and determined to kick the habit. He knew it was going to be hard to quit, but doing it together made it seem much more manageable for him.

We were doing great — three days cigarette free — but last night when out with my girlfriends, I cheated and smoked two cigarettes. I tried to cover up the smell as best I could, but he was luckily asleep when I got home.

When I told him about my night with the girls the next day, I purposely left out what I had done. I want him to be successful in his quest, but I feel terrible for lying to him. I've since sneaked a couple more cigarettes, but he has no clue. Can I be forgiven for keeping my cheating to myself?

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