Category: Forgiveness

Fairy Dust Forgiveness

One of my most popular posts here is on the difference between real remorse and genuine imitation Naugahyde remorse. I thought we should have a post on …

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Chump Shaming as Competitive Sport

I once wrote an article over at Huffington Post on getting revenge on cheaters. (Spoiler alert: You don’t disembowel them, you move on to meh.) …

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Do You Have to Forgive a Cheater?

Betrayed people get caught up a lot on the notion of forgiveness. Taking the high road. Turning the other cheek. Being the bigger person. Let’s …

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UBT: “You’re incapable of forgiveness”

Dear Chump Lady, I’ve been divorced since February but now my ex is asking if we can “try again.” His last text tirade started with, …

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Forgiveness Trolls

Once upon a time, I got my dander up when some troll commented on the Translating Other Woman-ese post. She was an artful troll though, the sort many …

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Quit Waiting for an Apology

I think we should revisit the whole chump phenomenon of needing an apology from your cheater. It’s so galling. They broke this relationship, this family, …

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Don’t Be Bitter!

There was an insipid article over at HuffPo Divorce recently, by Marina Sbrochi called “Signs You Make Your Divorce Bitter.” Flippant and jokey, it actually …

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forgiveness troll

Dear Chump Lady, “I need to forgive the OW” — WTF?

Dear Chump Lady, My divorce was final just 3 months ago in October. I went back to using my maiden name. I have been living …

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bitter bunny

Fairy Dust Forgiveness

One of my most popular posts here is on the difference between real remorse and genuine imitation Naugahyde remorse. I thought we should have a post on …

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Dear Chump Lady, How do I forgive myself?

Dear Chump Lady, I stayed in a marriage with a serial cheater/sex addict. I know I should have been out of there thirty seconds after …

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UBT: “You’re not capable of forgiveness.”

Dear Chump Lady, I’ve been divorced since February but now my ex is asking if we can “try again.” His last text tirade started with, …

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bitter bunny

Eat, Pray, Forgive? WTF?

An alert chump sent this recent Elizabeth Gilbert blog post on forgiveness. If you’re diabetic, you might want to skip this one. The sugar rush …

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Dear Chump Lady, She wants to apologize for cheating on me

Dear Chump Lady, This past May I uncovered an affair my wife had been having for the past two years (possible longer) with her co-worker. …

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Fairy Dust Forgiveness

One of my most popular posts here is on the difference between real remorse and genuine imitation Naugahyde remorse. After yesterday’s kerfluffle with the research …

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Forgiveness Troll Says Take a Survey

I was recently asked by a graduate student of psychology to post a survey about infidelity. Here’s what she sent: Hello, I am wondering if …

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Bitter Bunnies for Easter…

You asked and you have received. Bitter bunny is now yours.   It comes in various commercial variations (coffee mug, whatever other gizmo CafePress sells). …

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The Forgiveness Trolls

Hey guys, today you get a twofer! Tomorrow is the Chump Lady blog birthday — two years old and teetering on 2 million views. (I …

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Dear Chump Lady, I need to hear her say she was wrong

Dear Chump Lady, For some reason I have an incredible need to be validated and vindicated as being “right” about things by my ex. I …

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Dear Chump Lady, How do I forgive myself?

Dear Chump Lady, I stayed in a marriage with a serial cheater/sex addict. I know I should have been out of there thirty seconds after …

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I Demand an Apology

Following up from yesterday’s post on “Reconsider Me,” I think we should revisit the whole chump phenomenon of needing an apology from your cheater. It’s …

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