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Snowed In: Chapter Twenty Five - navessa allen
ELLA It’s been two weeks since Ben and I…broke up? Is that the right term here? Since we amicably split? Consciously uncoupled? Willingly diverged? Whatever the phrase is, I am not handling it well. Business is sluggish. The snow has been relentless. The lack of daily human interaction, which I’d gotten used to since Ben came into my life, has only served to highlight how much I need social engagement. But it’s more than just that. Anytime the dogs do something cute, I want to send the pictures I take to him. When something comes on TV that reminds me of a conversation we had, I want to call him. When my loneliness and heartache and worry are at their worst, I want to drive to his house and beg him to let me in. The only thing that’s stopped me is his need for time apart. The one bright spot in the past fourteen days was when Jacob came home. I cried at his party, at first out of relief to have him back, but then I had to excuse myself to him and Sophia’s upstairs bathroom so no one worried when I broke down sobbing. Jane was the …