When do they go away? I know that most people aren't like my ex was, but I find myself slipping into old habits. I catch myself when it happens, but I can't always stop it. This is so freaking frustrating.
I don't know when old habits die. I have tried for the last twenty years or so to get out of them, and I have yet to succeed. But, we should not beat ourselves up over this. Of course you can't always stop it -- you are human! The fact that you're aware of it and do catch yourself is incredible progress!! Yes, it is incredibly frustrating. But keep working at it -- it's the only choice we have, right?