We stopped watching them for a week in 2003 when we went on holiday. I haven't watched one since then. I have to be really strict with myself though. I think I would be sucked back in to Coronation Street if I watched one episode!
Good for you Chimney I have times when I don't watch them for 6 months or whatever & feel 'cured' but something happens and I end up sucked in again - but - I don't really care. It's something mindless on in the background while I MN, it's not like I stay home to watch them or I'd be reading something 'educational' instead
Dh and I went cold turkey on soaps a few years ago and have never looked back. Honestly, I watched them for years and now couldn't give a monkeys, nor do I recognise the names/plots mentioned. I must have claimed back years of my life!