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  • "I love you," I said.
    "I know," he said.

    Not good. The end was nigh. But luckily I was busy working for the charity Women's Aid at the time - and could see that a fist in the face or a cigarette stubbed out on the flesh would have been a worse reply. Being hit by the person you love is a whole lot worse than just not being loved back exactly the way you want.
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