Category: Holidays

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A Chump Declaration of Independence

Overthrowing tyrants? Boldly striking out to chart a new life? Chumps have Independence Day down. Today I’m rerunning this proclamation by CN member KibblesNBits. Please add your …

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Dad’s day to all the chump men! Hope you’re out celebrating today and being celebrated. If you’re going through the infidelity and divorce crucible …

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! Greetings from Chez Chump, where we’re still unpacking boxes and Mr. CL is unfortunately under the weather. But my son is …

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Cheater Freak Christmas Contest

I’m a little late this year, but it’s time again for our Cheater Freak Christmas Contest! Like the 12 Days of Christmas Song, only we …

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Holiday D-Days Anyone?

They really pick their moments, don’t they? About this time of year, there’s an uptick in new members to the chump club no one wants …

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Single at the 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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Holiday Traditions You No Longer Must Endure?

Keeping in the theme of thanks, today’s Friday Challenge was suggested by a CN member — Holiday Traditions You No Longer Must Endure. When you …

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Happy Thanksgiving! Gratitude and Jello Salad

Happy Thanksgiving, CN! Hope you’re out there (in the US anyway) getting your turkey feast on. If this is your first holiday post-fuckwit, do something …

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When You Don’t Want to Spend Thanksgiving with Your Ex

Dear Chump Lady, The holidays are coming and I was just wondering how to deal with the soon-to-be-ex (STBX) and holiday get-togethers. I actually thought …

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Dad’s day to all the chump men! Hope you’re out celebrating today and being celebrated. If you’re going through the infidelity and divorce crucible …

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Should I Send a Father’s Day Card?

Dear Chump Lady, I’m struggling right now because Father’s Day is coming. My dad is dead and I am nearly divorced from my husband. I …

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It’s Time Again for Infidelity Valentines!

Happy February, chumps! It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, or as people have been known to call it “Single Awareness Day.” If you’re feeling a bit adrift …

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from CL headquarters! Even if the holiday sucks this year, you are among a legion of people who have survived sucktacular holidays. And …

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like D-Day

Double lives are hard to conceal at the holidays. (Especially during a pandemic). Families demand more. Schmoopies demand more. Worlds collide. Consequently, a lot of …

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Fractured Hallmark Holiday Specials

We’re expecting a snow storm here today (WHOOPEE!!!! YEAAAA!!!!), and I’m taking the occasion (JOY!) to snark about the Hallmark Christmas Channel. What does this …

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How Do I Make It Through the Holidays?

Dear Chump Lady, I am six months out from separation. Facing holidays alone with three grade school age boys. Friends all happily married (for the …

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On the First Day of Christmas My Cheater Gave to Me…

In the earlier years of this blog, around the holidays, we’d play a game I called Freakmas, where we share our weirdest chump stories and …

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Old Crazy? New Tradition!

Post-Thanksgiving, I thought it might be fun to compare Old Holiday Dysfunction with New Holiday Tradition. Don’t have any new traditions? Make some up! For …

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Chump Lady Gratitude Turkey Day Recipe Swap

Happy Thanksgiving, CN! I imagine most of us today in the U.S. are having small holidays gatherings or no gatherings at all because of the …

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A Declaration of Independence for Chumps

Overthrowing tyrants? Boldly striking out to chart a new life? Chumps have Independence Day down. Today I’m rerunning this proclamation by CN member KibblesNBits. Please add your …

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