I Feel Guilty for Being Relieved She’s Gone

“Happy” and “relieved” are two very different things.

Bev Potter
3 min readMay 6, 2024

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The anxiety is still here. I look at my landline phone with dread — is the light blinking? Is there a message from her (she only remembered to call my cell phone half the time)?

It’s more than anxiety, but I’m not going to encroach on anyone else’s trauma and call it PTSD…

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Bev Potter

Legal secretary by day, insomniac by night. Ally. BA, MA. Humor, pop culture, and things that make you think. My weekly-ish newsletter is bevpotter.substack.com