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Why Does My Ex Want to Be Friends?

Dear Chump Lady, Can you please tell me why cheaters so badly want to remain friends? A little background information — my ex-husband and I …

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Child Support Enforcement Can Bite Me

In the United States, child support enforcement is a joke. How big of a joke? A $113.5 billon joke. That’s the amount of promised — …

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The Long Arc of Sane Parenting

When my son was in the first grade, his teacher, Mrs. Pruneprattle (not her real name) at Tuckahoe Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia told me …

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‘I Can’t Face Being a Single Mum’

Dear Chump Lady, I’ve been thinking about writing to you for months but I just haven’t been brave enough… I found out in April 2020 …

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Dear Chump Lady, Why do I feel a new man is the answer?

Dear Chump Lady,  I have been divorced for 2 years (total 4 years with the separation) and my ex quickly moved on with another woman. …

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Dear Chump Lady, I’m suddenly a single mom

Dear Chump Lady, I’m a mom of two young kids. (My son will be 3 in August and my daughter turned 1 two weeks ago). …

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Dear Chump Lady, My mother doesn’t support my divorce

Hi Chump Lady, I am writing this letter after another deflating conversation with my mother in which she takes what small victories I can muster …

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Dear Chump Lady, How do they flip so fast?

Hi CL, I’m guessing by now you’ve heard it all but here’s my story: My soon-to-be-exhusband and I have a one-year old together, we never had …

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Dear Chump Lady, How do I help my friend move on?

Dear Chump Lady, I looked at your website because my dear friend (the chump) posted on her facebook a recent cartoon. It’s been over 3 …

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This Is What You Missed, You Idiot

Did anyone catch Jennifer Ball’s moving essay on HuffPo, “This Is What You’ve Missed”? It’s a recitation of the small and significant moments that her …

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The Unending Punishment of Breeding with a Fucktard

If you’ve had the misfortune of breeding with a fucktard, you know that this misery just keeps paying dividends. You may successfully remove yourself from …

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This Mother’s Day? Take a Single Mom to Brunch

An essay I submitted to HuffPo divorce for Mother’s Day (no idea if it will run, if it does, I’ll post the link.)  I was …

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