Category: Gain a life

Dear Chump Lady, Why does my pink hair make me feel better?

Dear Chump Lady Here is a silly question. I have been through years of hell. In short, like most people here, my husband of thirty …

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Dear Chump Lady, Where are all the single available men?

Dear Chump Lady, Please throw some light on the very stormy waters of the dating world out there. The last page of your book encourages …

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Tiffany Glass Windows

Hey, I’m rerunning a favorite today. Meanwhile, don’t forget to craft your Valentine’s Day Infidelity poems! — Tracy Hi chumps! I’ve been on vacation with …

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Time Again for a Mightiness Check

Today, we’re keeping it positive, chumps! It’s time once again for Tell Me How You’re Mighty. To newbies, every 6 months or so, I ask …

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Should You Warn the Next One?

About a year after my divorce from the cheater, I was driving past my old house. (Not an uncommon occurrence as it was on a main …

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A New Chump Credo

On yesterday’s post, Tempest proposed “a new Chump Credo.” Instead of dealing with or dwelling on your lousy, cheating partner/ex — what better things could you …

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What Made You Leave a Cheater?

On yesterday’s post a thread broke out on what it took for chumps to finally leave their cheaters. Not surprisingly, we have quite a readership …

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A Guy Chump’s Tale from the Other Side

Today’s post is from Steve, who’s been with the blog almost from the start. He recently wrote to say he’d gotten engaged (now happily remarried), …

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Mother Jones

Be a Hellraiser, Not a Chump

Today, in honor of Labor Day weekend, I’m rerunning this column about Mother Jones. Happy Labor Day and see you back on Tuesday! — Tracy …

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Your Life Version 2.0

Today’s guest post is by Nord. When we’re in the throes of D-day and writhing about in pain we are often told that Things Will …

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Time for a Mightiness Check In

Today, we’re keeping it positive, chumps! It’s time once again for Tell Me How You’re Mighty. To newbies, every 6 months or so, I ask …

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Take Back Your Power

Hi Chump Lady. I was wondering if you could write an article on ways to take your power back? I’m guilty of giving my recent …

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You Don’t Need it THAT Bad

I get a lot of mail and many of my questions boil down to — How will I ever manage? How can I be alone? Surely …

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You Might Be a Recovered Chump If…

On the “You Might Be a Chump If” thread, another discussion led by Dat broke out on “chump recovery.” Okay, so you listed all the …

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HGTV’s Hilary Farr, Queen of the Boundaries

I confess I’ve got a thing for the HGTV show “Love It or List It.” It completely appeals to my chumpy, codependent senses — you …

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Don’t Need It That Bad

I get a lot of mail and many of my questions boil down to — How will I ever manage? How can I be alone? Surely …

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What Did You Do That You’ve Never Done Before?

Today, I’d like to give a big shout out to anyone who learned to start a lawn mower after their divorce. God, lawn mowers are …

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Dear Chump Lady, Does it really get better?

Dear Chump Lady, Does it really get better, or is that just another lie that people tell chumps to cut down on the suicide stats? …

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Chumpfetti, or How Did You Get Rid of Their Crap?

So yesterday’s post about Bea’s letter got me thinking about old letters, Valentine’s, tie-dyed license plate covers and other tokens of cheater affection. (To the …

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More Mightiness!

Hey, it is the first back-at-work Monday in the New Year and I believe it’s time for another Mightiness Check here at Chump Lady. I’m …

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