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Table 7 Exemplar quotations of the word pair 'stuck/letting go.'

From: Developing a patient-centered outcome measure for complementary and alternative medicine therapies II: Refining content validity through cognitive interviews

Stuck Cog29 Stuck means you can't break out of a certain pattern, or you just hold on to the same ideas, or you feel like you can't change your situation. Lack of power to do that.
Letting Go Cog21 It's like making peace and realizing there's nothing I can do about it or not letting it rule my life.
  Cog23 Letting go is just almost like saying to yourself, "Hey, it's not your fault." You've been blaming yourself for something that was never your fault to begin with.
  Cog29 I see it as when you realize that you're holding on to something, or that you're stuck in a pattern, realizing that and just moving past that. Pretty much, by not necessarily reaching a resolution, but having your resolution be, "You know what, I need to let go."