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The Postscript: Bad-news expert

It’s not always easy living with me. But my husband, Peter, has to.

I know it is not easy, because I live with myself every day, and I feel the bits of anxiety and nervousness and occasional emotional overload escape out of me and flood the house that Peter has to live in. Sometimes, I feel bad for him.

The problem I am currently facing is a little too much good news.

I am well-conditioned to bad news. I know it is like a physical pain that will pass, often much sooner than I expect. Writing and submitting my writing to strangers involves a lot of bad news, and I have become a bad-news...


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