Category: Gain a life

Tell Me How You’re COVID-Era Mighty

So today’s Friday Challenge is an mightiness update for the current hellscape we find ourselves living in — global pandemic, murder hornets, bad hair — …

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I Thought That Meh Was a Unicorn

Hi Chump Lady, I wrote to you about 10 months ago and you published it. It was The OW has abs of steel. I just …

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When This Crisis Is Over, I’m Gonna…

As I like to say around here a lot — “the pain is finite.” The problem with most pain is, however, that you don’t know …

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New Beginning Tuesday

Hi Chump Lady! On this day, seven years ago, my divorce became final. After the judge proclaimed it officially done, I sat in my car …

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Omens and Portents

Happy Friday the 13th! The number 13 is auspicious in our household. In fact, Mr. CL — pictured here — is batty about it. He …

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How Did You Overcome the Financial Blows AND the Cheating?

Dear Chump Lady, I found your site in 2017. I was pregnant with my fourth child. My husband and I had been together for 12 …

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Is Being Alone Worse Than Being with a Cheater?

Dear Chump Lady, Is being alone worse than being with a cheater, if by alone you mean something like “alone for at least the next …

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Is This What Meh Looks Like?

Dear Chump Lady, I’ve wrestled with what Meh looks like for such a long time and I wonder if I’m starting to approach it now? …

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How Cheap Is Your Cheater?

Once upon a time, GladIt’sOver’s ex presented her, apropos of nothing, with a half-eaten box of Wheatena cereal. As a “gift.” She told the story …

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‘I Fix Hearts. She Broke Mine.’

Hi Chump Lady, I read your book and I divorced my cheater, but I still feel like I’m not gaining a life. I’m a very …

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What Are You Doing to Combat Loneliness?

Things can get a little lonely sometimes. New lives have their dry spells. (But remember, nothing is as arid and soul-crushing as life with a …

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Get Over It

Happy New Year 2020! Did anyone else fall asleep before the new year like I did? (It’s a holiday tradition around here.)  Speaking of traditions, …

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Pick Me Dancing for Love

Dearest Chumplady, Can you tackle this self-help notion I’ve been pondering for a while. Does anyone else feel like a lot of self-help books and …

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‘None of My Choices Are Acceptable’

Dear Chump Lady, Please help me with advice — I’m stuck. I’ve been reading your blog for a year and it has kept me alive …

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Did Your Pet Get You Through Your Break-Up?

Today’s Fun Friday Challenge comes from Mr. CL — did your pet get you through your break up? Are you bestowing your love on rescue kittens …

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‘How Do I Know Friends Won’t Betray Me?’

Dear Chump Lady, I am a year and a half out from discovery and four months since divorce. I am strictly keeping no contact. I’m …

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Dear Chump Lady, When does the pain go away?

Dear Chump Lady, My question for you and perhaps more so, Chump Nation, is when, how long does it take before the pain goes away? …

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Can I Get Some Mighty Here?

To any of the newbies, about every 6 months or so, I ask CN to Tell Me How You’re Mighty. Wherever you are in your …

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Dear Chump Lady, How can I hurt him to the core?

Hi Chump Lady, Do you have any tips on how I can hurt him to the core? We were together 10 years. No kids. He …

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Chump Lady Slouches Toward Another Year

Today is 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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