Relapse

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Negative ConnotationPlay
Relapse is often used negatively to signify a failure to maintain progress. SlideHer relapse into unhealthy eating habits disappointed everyone.
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Unexpected SetbackPlay
A relapse often implies an unexpected return to negative behavior after improvement. SlideDespite his efforts to remain sober, a stressful event caused a relapse.
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Emotional ImpactPlay
Discussing a relapse can evoke emotional responses; be sensitive when talking about it. SlideI didn't want to upset her family by mentioning her relapse in public.