"There was never a time where I said, 'I need to stop this.'"
"Why stop now?" asks Dr. Phil.
Dr. Phil explains why she's probably doing it. "So many of our habitual behaviors start for one reason, but they continue for another, and then they become habit and it's easier not to depart from it. It's just a habit that you may have started at one point in your life because it was a pacifier," he says. "And what you have to do is quit. And the way to quit is to recognize that when you stop, there will be some anxiety. You have to come up with another way to deal with the anxiety whether you do deep breathing or some type of relaxation exercise, and you can develop that skill set instead. So if you put another behavior in its place, and you make it uncomfortable to do, then it's likely to go away," says Dr. Phil.