Tag: Sorry Not Sorry

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Joss Whedon’s Non-Apology

Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator, screenwriter, and master of attempted facial hair, Joss Whedon gave his side of the story to New York Magazine last Monday, …

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He Apologized. Now What?

Dear Chump Lady, I have been divorced for 10 months (separated for almost two years) From my husband of 22 years. He cheated on me …

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UBT: ‘Emotions at Many Times’

Hi Chump Lady, I was wondering if the Universal Bullshit Translator could help me translate this one. I was in a relationship for a year. …

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I am not defined by my relationship.

UBT: I Know My Truth

Dear Chump Lady, I am 6 months post d-Day. My husband of 40 years finally has a move out date and I am starting to …

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UBT: ‘I Wish You Were Still Nice’

The Universal Bullshit Translator gets a lot of “It’s not what I did, it’s how you reacted” pitchforked into it. Blameshifting lays around in piles. Why …

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UBT: “Thank You for Always Being There”

Dear Chump Lady, My ex-husband and I were together for ten years, married for one when he asked for a divorce. I was heartbroken and …

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Jeffrey Toobin’s Non-Apology Apology

I don’t understand why CNN took legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin back. I guess there is a serious articulate lawyer shortage in Washington, D.C. and New …

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He’s Sorry He Got Caught

Dear Chump Lady, When I asked my husband why he kept cheating, his reply was — he never thought he’d get caught. What would have been a better …

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UBT: “Please Give Me Another Chance”

Dear Chump Lady, I found your blog through my aunt after discovering my husband was having an affair after 19 years of marriage. We married …

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Reconciliation with the Timid Forest Creature

After you’ve been cheated on, you’d think it’s a pretty simple decision tree — reconcile or divorce. Choose divorce, it doesn’t matter if your cheater …

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UBT: “I Made a List”

Dear Chump Lady: After my divorce from an abusive man, I didn’t date seriously until 4 years later when I met the SparkleD*ck. He was …

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The Dying OW’s Confession

Dear Chump Lady: My soon-to-be-ex, was a serial cheater. D-Day #1 was in August of 2018, when one of his mistresses sent a confession email …

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The Apology That Wasn’t

The UBT lives on a steady diet of cookies and non-apology apologies. Why just this week it regurgitated “I feel pain” and “I have grown …

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UBT: “You Might Appreciate Knowing Some of This”

Dear Chump Lady, I’m a chump a year and a half out with 5 kids and a 25 year marriage. Your website, friends and a …

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UBT: ‘Shortcut to Happiness’

Dear Chump Lady, I could really use the Universal Bullshit Translator to determine if this is a genuine apology. We have an 11 year relationship …

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UBT: I Was Too Much Into My Own Lies

Hey Chump Lady, I finally heard from my ex-wife after almost a year. Quick recap — she admitted to having affairs in our marriage and …

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Yeah, That’s Not an Apology

Today’s column is on Genuine Imitation Naugahyde Remorse. You know, those weak-ass apologies that upon closer inspection don’t really convey “sorry” at all. If you’re a chump, …

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The Stupid Things People Say to Chumps

People say a lot of stupid, insensitive things to chumps. It’s everything from the grossly mistaken — “Gee, the affair partner doesn’t seem all that …

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The OW Recommends a Self-Help Book

Hi Chump Lady! I wrote to you over the holiday’s, detailing how my cheating EX got cheated on by his mistress and how karma, completely …

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UBT: ‘It’s not all sunshine and rainbows over here’

Dear Chump Lady, My wife and I separated last year after she had a year-long affair with a colleague from work. Later on it had …

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