Category: Uplifting stories

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When Soul Mates Go Splat

Leave it to me to miss the snark event of the season. (I’ve been moving house.) Several alert readers sent me the travails of life …

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Love Is Not a Weakness, It’s a Gift

Hey Chump Lady, First off, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have so much appreciation, love and respect for you, and I …

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Support in Unexpected Places?

Hi Chump Lady, I was wondering if you’d be willing to do a Fun Friday Challenge about the unexpected members of the “tribe” of true …

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It’s the End of the World or the Beginning. I Can’t Tell.

Isn’t it weird how the worst of times can overlap with the best of times? I’ve been here in northern Michigan, at my folk’s home, …

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Be a Hell Raiser, Not a Chump

Today, in honor of Labor Day weekend, I’m rerunning this column about Mother Jones. Raise a glass to hard-fought child labor laws and the 8-hour …

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One Guy Chump’s Gain a Life Story

I recently got a letter from a fellow who related to a letter he read here “Dear Chump Lady, My Wife Cheated with a Woman” …

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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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A Masterclass in Boundaries

I confess I’ve got a thing for the HGTV show “Love It or List It.” It completely appeals to my chumpy, codependent senses — you …

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Bye-Bye, Cheater

Dear Chump Lady, Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Why? Because reading your words and reading the words of others have finally given me the …

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The Walls in Your House Will Sing

My Aunt J’s birthday is next week and I thought it was time to rerun her story. She gave Chump Nation the powerful line: “The …

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Fear, You Don’t Own Me

We answered a letter from Trapped this week, afraid to leave her cheating husband, and a lot of the wonderful, supportive comments from CN were …

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Tales from the “Gain a Life” Side?

Dear Chump Lady, First of all I have to say thank you to everyone in CN for all the support and for sharing their experiences, …

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Profiles in Mightiness

Did anyone get a load of the testimony in Michigan this week against creepy prolific pedophile USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar? What’s this have to …

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Tuesday Is Coming

I had such an inspiring day yesterday, and it was a Tuesday, of course! If you’re wondering about the significance of Tuesday, it’s a buzzword …

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Be a Hell Raiser, Not a Chump

Today, in honor of Labor Day weekend, I’m rerunning this column about Mother Jones. Happy Labor Day and see you back on Tuesday! — Tracy …

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You Get Over It – A Chump Story

Today’s column is a guest post from Rarity — who left a cheater, and gained a life. Enjoy! — Tracy My husband effectively abandoned me for …

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The Walls In Your House Will Sing

This is a true story submitted to Chump Lady by her Aunt J. I’m rerunning this today, because we can always use a reminder that there …

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The Pep Talk You Would Give Yourself at D-Day

Instead of our usual snarking, today’s Friday Challenge is to think back to your first (or 15th) D-Day and give yourself a pep talk. I …

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Dear Chump Lady, I need some karma stories STAT!

Dear Chump Lady, I’ve reached my lowest of lows since DDay 7 months ago. I’m going through the nastiest settlement negotiations with my philandering soon-to-be-ex. …

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Tiffany Glass Windows

Hey, I’m rerunning a favorite today. Meanwhile, don’t forget to craft your Valentine’s Day Infidelity poems! — Tracy Hi chumps! I’ve been on vacation with …

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