Category: Gain a life

Where Do You Get Your Mighty?

Authentic Chump, whose leave-a-cheater, gain a career and new home, story was featured in Tuesday’s column, had a suggestion for a Friday Challenge. I was …

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Gain a Life Tuesday: Karma and Trading Up

On Tuesdays we occasionally feature great Tuesday (The Day The Pain Stops) stories. “Nancy” posted this on a private page and it was too good not …

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Tell Me How You’re Mighty

Hi CN. It’s time for another mightiness check in. I thought about heavier topics, but isn’t the world enough right now? Or my TV review …

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How to Tolerate Ex in Close Proximity

Dear Chump Lady, I’m writing in hopes of finding some fresh advice. Quick backstory: My story is the same old, same old. Multiple D-days, lots …

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My Ex Wants to Live in My Basement

Dear Chump Lady, My husband of 28 years gave me the speech 5 years ago.  He loved me, but was not in love with me, …

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meh

Getting Through ‘The Slog’

We have a new series. On Tuesdays (“the day the pain stops”) members of Chump Nation share their gain-a-life stories. Today’s Tuesday tale is from …

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Candi Staton

CL Recommends: Candi Staton

A rare Sunday post from me. I think every now and then about featuring best chump songs, and we’ve done playlist posts, but I had …

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zombie

Closure and Other Myths

It must be part of the part of the human condition to want closure. Either that or we’ve all watched too much Law & Order. …

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mindfuck

When the OW’s Kid Insults You

Dear Chump Lady, I am 4 years past D-Day and after the shock, getting past all the manipulation (really I’m a gold digger!? then where …

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The Moment You Knew You Were Mighty?

Today’s Friday Challenge is inspired by this week’s Humans of New York feature. Venus’s story could be lifted out of CN. Please check it out …

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Left a Cheater, Gained a Few Nightmares

Hi there Chump Lady, I have been following chump lady for two years now and more than anything else your book helped me recover from …

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jennifers

Is Anyone ‘Grateful’ for the OW/OM?

Dear Chump Lady, I found your blog long after my husband discarded me for another woman after twelve years of marriage and three kids together. …

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Tell Me How You’re Mighty, Pandemic Edition When-TF-Ever This Ends

I don’t know about you, but I could sure use a shot of CN mightiness about now. Did anyone get a cute puppy or finalize …

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Voodoo doll

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 …

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cyclops lonely

Chumped, Friendless, and Stuck

Dear Lady Chump, This is my first time being a Chump. It sucks. I am in so much pain right now. I am 25 years …

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‘I Left Him on the Side of the Road’

Dear Chump Lady, My 4.5 year journey to divorce my ex finished in a German court at 9:41 on October 11th. It felt like my …

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I Still Have Joy

Of all the hundreds of awesome suggestions last Friday for future columns, the topic of joy stood out. Enough with the gloom and anger, Chump …

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Chump Lady Slouches Toward Another Year

Saturday was my birthday and every year I rerun the first birthday column I wrote in 2012. It’s a meditation on craptacular chumpy birthdays, and …

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Waiting for karma

D-Day Anniversary Benchmarks?

Dear CL and CN, As I approach the one-year anniversary of D-day (September 26) I am taking time to reflect on what I did right …

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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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