Category: Gain a life

Got Triggers?

Hi Chump Lady, Well, this week has seen an unusually high number of triggers. Although it was many years ago, I still have days where …

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Jax Barbara Corcoran

Mighty People You Didn’t Know Were Chumped

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by JAX (@jax) Hey, who wants to start the weekend with a great Mighty story? …

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Tell Me How You’re Mighty, Boston Edition

Hello from Boston! I gotta tell you guys, I had such an amazing time at the Jane Does Well Women of Courage event. What an …

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monkey love

Real Monkey Love vs. Barbed Wire Monkeys

I use the analogy here a lot of the Barbed Wire Monkey. Did you know bad monkey love was a famous scientific study? This scientist, …

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cheat on me

The Cheater Was My Best Friend And I Dumped Her

Heya Chump Lady, This is kinda outside your norm. I’m not a Chump but instead the ex-friend of the Cheater. I’m reaching out because I …

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How Is Your Pet Better Than Your Ex?

Today’s Friday Challenge comes from Mr. CL, who is besotted with our Golden Retriever puppy, Monty. I am less enchanted. Especially at 3 a.m. when …

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‘He’s Moved On. I Haven’t.’

Dear Chump Lady, Despite two years of separation and impending divorce, I am still angry and upset. I want to smack this asshole upside his …

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Wizard of Therapy

What Did You Learn from Being Chumped?

“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You …

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shakira she wolf

Shakira’s Epic Takedown of Her Ex

 I know we say around here, “If it feels good, don’t do it.” But, if you’re Shakira and you have a global platform to …

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Singing Walls and Dementia

When I started this blog, I wanted to fill it full of stories of people who overcame chump heartbreak and went on to gain better …

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‘The Ballad of Chump Nation’

Dear Chump Lady, Happy New Year from UXWorld. I was working on the item below for the better part of 2022 and am just now …

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best life

Where Are You Now?

Hi Chump Lady, Someone mentioned the other day that it would be encouraging to run a “Where are they now?” Friday Challenge to give us …

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What Did You Reclaim? How Did You Reclaim It?

Dear Chump Lady, I have a topic for a Friday challenge: I finally feel that Tuesday has come after three horrible years. But I still …

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Helen Skelton Living Her Best Life After Being Chumped

Hi Chump Lady, I thought you might enjoy some chump mightiness that’s been beamed into British homes this week on our celebrity dancing TV show, …

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How to Survive Solo Holidays

Today’s post goes out to anyone who’s feeling a bit morose about being single at the holidays. Why should I feel morose, Tracy? HUH? Are …

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Your Chump Friendships

Some of the best emails I get are from folks who meet fellow chumps and become friends. Like this one: The Dallas area chumps had …

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How Did You Mentally Survive Infidelity?

Dear Chump Lady, I have been thinking for a while about sending this email to you. So here goes, thank you, thank you, for your …

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Mother Jones

Be a Hell Raiser, Not a Chump

Today, in honor of Labor Day weekend, I’m rerunning this column about Mother Jones. Raise a glass to hard-fought child labor laws and the 8-hour …

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Leave a Cheater, Gain a Bradley Cooper

CN, I don’t know how I missed this news nugget in July. (I was probably in Michigan, weeding my mother’s garden.) But remember back when …

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Waiting for karma

Why Is the Cheater Living His Best Life And I Am Not?

Hi, Chump Lady, How do I get past the idea that somehow he and the affair partner are out there living a happy carefree life? …

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