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How an Acronym Helps Me Avoid Panic

These four letters always bring me back into the moment

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In my early thirties, I was struggling. I’d just left a six-year relationship and was emotionally drained. It took us a long time to separate, to work out that a major source of our pain as individuals was the relationship itself.




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Kellee Rich

Kellee Rich

Writing all the things. She/her. Owner of Modern Letters publication.

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