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Now that the word ‘divorce’ has become part of their vocabulary, they keep a perfect twelve inches of space between them in the bed, careful not to touch and mumbling soft apologies if, on accident, their legs brush beneath the covers. Next to him in bed she feels safe, comforted by his steadiness, the very thing she also loathes. Both of them are too stubborn to sleep on the living room couch — too much like waving the white flag and admitting that one of them, the one who gives in, is more at fault for the deterioration of their life together.
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