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"His reply was an 'OK' with a smiley face." What a creep! Lots of fear, a new start, the unknown, good to have friends in moments like these. She's not alone after all, even though it sure feels that way. Bali will be excellent. And as Bill and Ted say: Be excellent to each other.

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I’m feeling a playlist from your comment. Creep, Bill & Ted...

And with such great messages!

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Simply the best! ;)

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Jan 13Liked by Dr. Kathleen Waller

HOO-RAY! Terribly painful, but good lord, Georg is almost serial killer level sociopathic. Ugh. Go to Bali, girl! Have an affair! Rob a bank! Anything would be better than staying with that cold fish. πŸ’ƒπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

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Oops I wasn’t finished yet with the comment - it’s like channeling the anger / frustration into action, even if not directly against Georg, will be cathartic. Like it.

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Jan 15Liked by Dr. Kathleen Waller

haha Well I've FINALLY started watching Orange is the New Black, it might be coloring my POV... πŸ˜‚πŸŠπŸ§‘

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πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ love the inspo!!

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Love the notion that moral corruptness will solve Ivy’s problems!

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Jan 15Liked by Dr. Kathleen Waller

THIS. LISTEN TO TROY, IVY. LISTEN TO THIS WISE MAN!

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Jan 15Liked by Dr. Kathleen Waller

"His reply was an 'OK' with a smiley face."

🀯😱😱

Better off without him. Good riddance.

Off to Bali (perfect choice). The transformation begins. πŸ¦‹

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You know Bali so well now 😁 That’s right, Georg as a long catalyst for action! Now what will Ivy do...

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Jan 19Liked by Dr. Kathleen Waller

Bye bye, Georg, I hope forever! With each chapter, his behavior kept baffling me all the more. It was always stunning how nonchalant and uncaring he truly was and becoming more. A beautiful sentiment we should all keep repeating ourselves: "The open roads, the flowing rice paddy fields, the wild ocean: these spaces offered her rebirth or at least self awareness." Thank you for this beautiful, painful, yet hopeful chapter.

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Thank you, Nadia! It’s good to get rid of him, isn’t it?

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Jan 21Liked by Dr. Kathleen Waller

At last!!!

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Jan 16Liked by Dr. Kathleen Waller

Powerful illustration of the collapse (or avoidance of intimacy) of a relationship as well as the devastating impact of a miscarriage in the line, "I gazed at that baby I could have had, I did have -- for a short while. And then the only thing to do was to flush her down the pipes." This really captured the aesthetic of the emotional entanglement to a miscarried child contrasted with the sterile and deliberate procedure of medical waste disposal, a well done and painful rendering.

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Thank you, Brian! "Emotional entanglement" is a great way to put it. I'm very interested in this kind of avoidance and the ramifications. Good to hear some of it is reaching the readers.

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Wow, so much happening here! The cold response of Georg is so chilling. And Ivy's perception of becoming an outsider in her neighbourhood is a great detail. Excellent.

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Thanks so much Jeffrey πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’œ

That is exactly the vibe I was going for!

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