Category: Gain a life

Nice vs. Kind

There was an interesting side discussion the other day on Chump Lady about the difference between niceness and kindness. Many people noted that their cheaters …

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How Did You Get Unstuck?

Lately, I’m beginning to wonder if I’m everyone’s divorce fairy godmother. At least in my real life here. (I mean, I ask for it on …

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Dear Chump Lady, How do I ever trust again?

Dear Chump Lady, My tragicomedy of chumpdom is well-known here, so I won’t waste space rehashing it. I’m pretty far out at this point: my …

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Dear Chump Lady, I made a fool out of myself

Dear Chump Lady, Thank you so much for your articles. They have been immensely useful and have given me deeper insights about relationships. I was …

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Dear Chump Lady, Sex after divorce?

Hi Chump Lady, I’m pushing almost three years out now from the bomb my ex dropped on our marriage and by all accounts I am …

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Dear Chump Lady, When does it get better?

Dear Tracy, I am getting a doctorate in public policy and think that is all wonderful. I am also a chump. My husband abruptly walked …

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Dear Chump Lady, Do you believe in romantic love?

Dear Chump Lady, At the outset I would like to thank you for your wonderful words. They have helped me make a very important decision …

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Dear Chump Lady, I’m ready to date. Now what?

Dear Chump Lady, I’m well into the “Meh” — two years past my ex walking out on me and two kids for some schmuck she …

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Dear Chump Lady, Why does it feel like he’s better than me?

Dear Chump Lady, I’ve written enough about my story, so you know my ex is a cheater, narcissist, nut job and creep of the highest …

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So What Have You Done for YOU Lately?

I didn’t realize quite what I vein I tapped when I asked for your best resentments. OMG — you’ve really made this awarding a mug …

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A Chump’s Cautionary Tale

Another inspiring chump letter appeared in my box today — thank you inspiring chumps for filling my inbox this week and doing my  work for …

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A Good Day for Love

Gay marriage was just legalized in New Zealand today. Best speech EVER. I love when he calculates exactly how long it will take for him …

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Dear Chump Lady, How do open up again emotionally?

Dear Chump Lady, First, I’m a long time reader, commenter and fan. Here’s my story — my ex-wife went through a midlife crisis about three …

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Get a Life

There’s a good conversation underway at Chump Chat (thanks Kristina!) about the “Gain a life” portion of the Chump Lady manifesto. It’s very easy to …

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Dear Chump Lady, How come I don’t feel like a success story?

Dear Chump Lady, I should be one of your success stories… Before I even knew about you and the good, mind cleansing stuff you push out …

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Don’t Get Chumped Again, Part One

Since starting this blog, I’ve been asked several times in various different ways how I transformed into a happily married person after infidelity. Hey, you …

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Got Anger?

You low corrosive lump of fecal horror, you maniac bastardly turd! I would rather drink stale urine from Norman Fowler’s arse-pit than remain one moment …

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Near Beginnings

I saw this on FaceBook this morning and it made me laugh. I thought it the perfect antidote to the last post on bitterness. The …

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Dear Chump Lady, How Do I Move On?

Dear Chump Lady, I just found your blog today and I am really like your simple, no-nonsense style. I found out my husband was having …

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