Author: Chump Lady

UBT: ‘It Has Nothing to Do with You’

“It has nothing to do with you.” That single sentence was sent to the Universal Bullshit Translator. One Stupid Shit Cheaters Say cliche, so much to …

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The Rise and Fall of Wife Guys

Kudos to whoever coined the term “Wife Guy.” I confess, until the Adam Levine debacle I snarked about last week, I hadn’t heard of it. …

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Need a Response to ‘His Cheating Had Nothing to Do with the Kids’

Dear Chump Lady, I was wondering if you or a member of the Chump Nation eloquently or not, could explain to my best friend why …

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He Left for OW, But Stays in Touch Daily

Dear Chump Lady, My gaslighting began on Halloween 2020. The now-ex and I finished walking the dogs and were sitting out on the patio drink …

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Worst Gift Ever?

Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve run this challenge, which was originally inspired by my birthday post describing some of the Worst Gifts Ever that …

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Universal Bullshit Translator

UBT: Other Woman Doesn’t Want the “Mistress” Label

Many alert chumps sent me the Carolyn Hax column from yesterday, “Will She Always Be the Mistress to Her Now-Husband’s Children?” Having been elevated to …

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UBT: The Children Made Me Cheat

In loathsome clickbait news, many chumps sent me the Daily Mail’s “I didn’t want to cheat on my wife. But having children wrecked our sex …

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Why Does My Cheating-Ex Show Off Around Me?

Hi Chump Lady, My ex, lying, cheating, drug addict, is a fitness trainer at the gym I belong to. I hardly ever see her and …

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A Puppy and a Middle-Aged Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday, and keeping with CN tradition, every year I run my 40th birthday story about the truckload of cow flop. This year …

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And the Saddest Sausage Goes to…

I was thinking this week of Sumner Stroh’s video (one of Adam Levine’s Schmoopies) playing the aggrieved party, the wounded innocent. And I think we …

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It’s Different. He’s Been to Therapy.

Dear Chump Lady, Let me tell you my story because I find it quite impressive. And also because there are some things about it I …

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Adam Levine Suggests Naming His Child After His Mistress

In egomaniacal pop star news, Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine allegedly told his mistress Sumner Stroh he wanted to name his child after her. …

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UBT: Dr. Keith Ablow “Infidelity Is a Lousy Reason to End a Marriage”

Back in 2016, the Universal Bullshit Translator parsed some RIC nonsense from Dr. Keith Ablow — a popular therapist commentator on Fox News. I’m rerunning …

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Long Distance Relationships and Double Lives

Dear Chump Lady, I got broken up with by my long-distance boyfriend. He was my first boyfriend and almost all my firsts. We had been …

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How Did You Mentally Survive Infidelity?

Dear Chump Lady, I have been thinking for a while about sending this email to you. So here goes, thank you, thank you, for your …

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How Do I Get My Cheating Wife to Reconcile with Me?

Dear Chump Lady, You mention the only way to have your spouse back is with them doing a full reconciliation. What’s that look like? Do …

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UBT: The Burger-Flipping Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name

I’m sure you’re all shocked to learn that HuffPo has yet another steaming heap of clickbait triumphant OW pick-me-dance winner essay. About happiness and personal …

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When the Cheater Is in the Family

Dear Chump Lady, Thank you so much for this site. I’m a chump myself, now in a much better place having gotten to Tuesday and …

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Camilla Queen Consort

In breaking news, good things happen to lousy people. Many of you have written in since Queen Elizabeth died last Thursday to express outrage that …

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Chump Epiphanies?

Hi Chump Lady, I have been reading your blog since my breakup five years ago. It has helped me so much to get out of …

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