Category: Euphemisms for cheating

Chump Lady Defends Her Potty Mouth

Dear Chump Lady, Why do you use foul language? My wife cringes when I use bad language (she is a linguist). It detracts from your …

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“People Don’t Want to be Called ‘Chump'”

Dear Chump Lady, I like a lot of what you have to say, but I find your aggressive writing style makes me uncomfortable. People who …

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Dump ‘Scorned’ Already

Here’s a word I’d like to see disappear from the infidelity conversation — scorned. (Almost always referring to a woman.) “Scorned Detroit Woman Lists Cheating Ex’s …

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Why Can’t I Say ‘Cheater’?

Dear Chump Lady. I love your blog, but I am on the fence about staying or leaving. I am in recovery mode. I follow several …

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UBT the Trust Bank

CN, why haven’t we deconstructed the bullshit trope of the Trust Bank yet? OMG, I’ve let you down! Recently, I got a letter that went …

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The excuse is often given for cheaters that they are “compartmentalized.” Cheating on you is nothing personal, it’s just that you were in Spouse Compartment, …

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50 Shades of Subtle Nuance

You want to get my knickers in a twist? Accuse this blog of “black and white” thinking. Ladies and gentlemen, some things are black and white, …

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Potty-Mouthed Infidelity Speak

I got taken to task recently for unsavory potty talk when writing about infidelity. A friend had posted the recent Cosmo excerpt of the new book …

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