Category: Children and infidelity

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Dear Chump Lady, He says I’m ‘selfish’ for leaving him

Hello, My story is pretty much the same as everyone else’s with a small twist. Married for 12 years. He said he wanted another child …

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‘Being Frank’ versus Being Chumped

The new Jim Gaffigan comedy Being Frank is a chump Springtime for Hitler — a terrible idea that someone inexplicably green-lighted. Of course The Producer’s “Springtime …

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DNA Testing Surprises

Dear Chump Lady, I was wondering if you could address a topic on your site. I know you use humour a lot, and while this …

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Dear Chump Lady, Do I tell the kids about the cheating?

Dear Chump Lady, I have been married for almost 17 years, together for 21 years. The first time I caught him cheating it was all …

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Stupid Requests Cheaters Make?

Dear Chump Lady, I am 18 months out after discovering I was a chump extraordinaire. After uprooting our family of four for a new job …

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Dear Chump Lady, He puts the OW phone to say ‘goodnight’ to our child

Dear Chump Lady, I kicked my husband out two weeks ago after discovering his affair with a woman 20 years older than me. He’s now …

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Dear Chump Lady, He’s dating a mom at our kid’s school

Dear Chump Lady, I was cheated on by my husband and father of young children after 16 years together, left absolutely shattered. I played the …

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Cool. Bummer. Wow.

Dear Chump Lady, Please help! I do not know how to navigate this entire divorce mess with my two teenage daughters. My youngest sees her …

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How to Deal with Adult Child After D-Day?

Dear Chump Lady, My husband told me 4 weeks before our 50th wedding anniversary that he had been having an affair with a woman who …

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Let’s blame the children?

An alert chump sent this article in Today’s Parent: “What happens after the affair—when you have kids?” Apparently, children are hindering Otherwise Good People from …

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Dear Chump Lady, I don’t have any good memories of him

Dear Chump Lady, I am having a problem. I was chumped 5 years ago this month. I am in a good place now, remarried, etc. …

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Dear Chump Lady, Can I go NC with my step-daughter?

Dear Chump Lady, My D-Day involved a stranger texting me about my cheater’s profile on a “sugar baby” site. He had spent $30K (much of …

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Dear Chump Lady, I’m a chump, my brother is a cheater

Dear Chump Lady, I have a problem that I am not sure how to deal with my brother is a cheater and I don’t hate …

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“Our children deserved…”

Dear Chump Lady, It’s been a difficult time. I’ve been coming to the site often over the past two years. Many of you have similar …

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Dear Chump Lady, We’re divorcing… and still living in the same house

Dear Chump Lady, My D-day was August 27th, 2017. He just came up to me out-of-nowhere once the kids were in bed and said that …

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“Does divorcing her make me the Bad Guy?”

Dear Chump Lady, I’m a chump guy here. Trying to make sense of how drastically my life and marriage has changed over the last several …

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Dear Chump Lady, The OW dresses my children in her clothes

Dear Chump Lady, I am 15 months into this crappy situation now, have just wrangled myself a good settlement that my soon-to-be-ex’s stepfather had to …

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“What do I tell my crying children?”

Dear Chump Lady I have been reading your site for weeks now after discovering (after several years of suspicion) that I am an enormous chump …

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Keeping Secrets

To be chumped is to be conspired against. Does that sound paranoid? Over the top? Like I’ve got a tinfoil radio transmitter in my head? …

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Dear Chump Lady, I’m suddenly a single mom

Dear Chump Lady, I’m a mom of two young kids. (My son will be 3 in August and my daughter turned 1 two weeks ago). …

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