Category: Holidays

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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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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Tell Me How You’re Mighty Holiday Edition

Every so many months I do a “Tell Me How You’re Mighty” post, to check in on the general state of awesomeness around here. Awesome? …

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Holiday Sh*t Sandwiches

Dear Chump Lady, You know that radio show hosted by Delilah, where folks call in and request a special song for someone in a particularly …

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UBT Responds to Ex Dictating Where Kids Can Open Presents

Dear Chump Lady, My ex, after a year and a half, thinks that we should still be buying joint gifts for the kids, and signing …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Forgive my tardy post today. I was up early cooking the Thanksgiving meal and now I’m in a post-Turkey coma. Mr. CL did the shopping …

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Spending Holidays with Your Ex ‘For The Children’

Chump Lady, Can you do a post about having to spend holidays with the ex or not see your kids? I’m in another chat room …

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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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When Mother’s Day Sucks

Dear Chump Lady, Exactly one year ago from Mother’s Day, I was opening gifts, receiving flowers, and left alone in the morning to catch up …

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The Promise Land of Meh

Hello from my parents’ house, where Mr. CL is prowling for “Real Coffee” and I’m hiding under a duvet looking for rerun fodder. Found this …

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Jingle Meh?

Dear Chump Lady, While I’m working on getting out of my situation, I sometimes distract myself with a little mental daydreaming and write new lyrics …

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Most Spectacularly Callous Christmas Dump?

Tinsel, snow, I-Love-You-But-I’m-Not-In-Love-With-You… Tis the season for getting dumped. CleoTheFormerChump suggested this Friday Challenge — all the many special ways to be discarded at the Holiday …

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Dear Chump Lady, I have no Seasons Greetings

Dear Chump Lady, WTF do we chumps do about X-mas greetings from fuckwit ex when they drop kids/collect kids and wish us a “Merry Christmas”? …

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The Cheater Who Stole Christmas

Dear Chump Lady, So I’m 11 months out, but living the hell of in-house separation. (I can’t afford to go until I have a financial …

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Holiday Hoovering

???? It’s the most vulnerable time of the year! ???? Time for a public service announcement about holiday hoovering. Has your ex gone all misty? Does she …

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Dear Chump Lady, How do I make it through the holidays?

Happy Thanksgiving, CN! It’s that season again and if you’re in a bit of a holiday slump, this goes one out to you. For the survivors …

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Chump Nation Gives Thanks

For chumps outside the States, today is the Friday before Thanksgiving, (this coming Thursday) — a holiday commemorating the Pilgrim’s first harvest in the new …

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Happy Independence Day!

Hey, happy Independence Day! Hope you’re all enjoying a nice day off, sleeping in, roasting hot dogs, overthrowing tyrants… For those of you not in …

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