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The flat was actually spotless, but to Emily’s expert eye it was still far from perfect. She prepared some coffee and then settled down in front of EastEnders with a fleece jacket over her jeans and vest, and her laptop balanced on her knees. ‘Right,’ she said firmly. She’d order a pizza and browse the sales pages of John Lewis for some homely bits and pieces. And then she’d do some serious de-cluttering. For what was the point of buying new rugs and lamps and maybe a couple of side tables if the effect was going to be ruined by the accumulated junk and possessions of several years?

And in doing so, she’d also put an awful lot of painful memories into hibernation. ‘Is this why I feel so stuck? Have I got too much emotional baggage? ’ she asked herself. Her voice sounded very small and vulnerable in the witching hour between midnight and one. ‘Is that why I never go on dates any more? Why I never make plans for the weekend? ’ She suddenly felt alone in a way she never had before. ‘But this is what I wanted. This is it,’ she reminded herself. ‘This is my life. This is the path that I chose for myself.

Or a really old one I saw at the dentist’s. ’ ‘I don’t know, I might go away by myself for a few days. ’ ‘Yes, why not? If David can swan off whenever it suits him then so can I. I’ve got three days’ worth of spa vouchers in my handbag. So I can stay away for three days, if I fancy. Teach that husband of mine a lesson. He takes me for granted, that’s the truth of it. ’ ‘Emily, that’s a bit of a lukewarm attitude, I must say. I didn’t expect you of all people to go and take his side. You sound just like my dreary old dragon of a mother, if you must know.

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