How do I stop my husband from smoking, eating junk food and sleeping all day? Ask Ellie

Q: How can I encourage my husband to make healthier lifestyle choices?

We’ve been married for four years, together for six, with two young children.

My husband eats a lot of junk food and sugary foods, smokes, doesn’t go to a dentist or doctor to improve his health. I don’t want my boys to grow up to be smokers.

He always has a sore back or legs because of work. He sleeps very poorly, or sleeps excessively during the day.

I’ve asked him several times if he needs support to improve his health.

He frequently feels unwell, so much of the taking care of kids falls to me.

My children might see him only one hour per day because he feels so poorly. Or he’ll sleep the whole day away. He doesn’t acknowledge that I’m left with so much work to do.

Since he loves us he should do all

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