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Stupid Sh*t the Reconciliation Industrial Complex Says

I can’t even with this latest bit of quackery from the Guardian on “how to survive an affair.” What should the betrayed partner do? Often, the discovery of an affair creates an unequal dynamic – one partner becomes crushed with guilt and accepts their pariah status, the other becomes judge, jury and executioner.   Oh, […]

How to Deal with Taunting

Dear Chump Lady, I don’t mean to, but some little sea-hunts are completely wrecking my life right now and I don’t know how to react and brush it off. Caught my sack of shit ex about a decade ago now, he was in his late forties and he was sleeping with an intern at his […]

Joss Whedon’s Non-Apology

Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator, screenwriter, and master of attempted facial hair, Joss Whedon gave his side of the story to New York Magazine last Monday, defending allegations that he’s a misogynist creep and all around nasty piece of work. Understanding is called for because Joss had a very difficult childhood, where adults gathered round and […]

UBT: Brent Sadler’s Douche Solidarity

If you cut Brent Sadler, does he not ooze? Sadler, has-been war correspondent in search of relevancy, wants the world to know that #HeToo has been the victim of scorned women who simply could not get over his fabulousness. As he writes in the Daily Mail : So often, when a marriage falls apart in the […]

Is She Really Just a Close Friend?

Dear Chump Lady, My fiancee has a (married) BFF who is an ex-lover. They used to hook up whenever they were single. Early in our relationship my fiancee said that he wished he dated her, later swearing that it was just drunken rambling. The problem went away for several years because she moved far away, […]

Most Creative Concealment Excuses

When I was working through the Cheater Freak Xmas submissions (winner: a literal bag of dicks), there was a whole subthread of outlandish explanations given for hickeys. He was hit in the neck with a buoy, she met with an unfortunate accident with bloodthirsty leeches, etc. Behold your Friday Challenge. Tell CN the craziest excuse […]

UBT: ‘My Ex Owes Me Money’

Dear Chump Lady, I found out my 40-year-old ex-husband was cheating on me with a 19-year-old in Feb. 2018, shortly after found out she was pregnant. Also found out that he ran up my credit cards, told everyone he was taking half of my house and retirement funds and expected our divorce to fund his […]

UBT: ‘Respect My Relationship with the OW’

Dear Chump Lady, I’ve been divorced from my lying cheating ex since January 2016 after I found out he was cheating on me with his client. At the time we lived in a different state and shortly after our separation (June 2015), he moved in with his ladylovewhore and I moved back home to the great […]