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Suffering in Florida during a romance (10)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

'suffering' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'florida during a romance' is the wordplay.
'florida' becomes 'fl'.
'during' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'romance' becomes 'fiction' (both can mean a story).
'a'+'fiction'='afiction'
'fl' placed into 'afiction' is 'AFFLICTION'.

'in' is the link.

(Other definitions for affliction that I've seen before include "Cause of pain or harm", "cause of severe distress".)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.