To celebrate the publication of our first-ever book, The Frisky 30-Day Breakup Guide, we’re re-running the original series that inspired it, and having writer Maude Standish bravely road test the book’s expanded tasks and tips. So follow along, chart your own progress, and find out everything else you need to know to forget he-who-shall-not-be-named!
Plan A Lady Party
Check your calendar and pick a date three weeks to a month from now, because you’re in no shape to do large-scale entertaining. Yet. What you can do, though, is plan a small party on that day for a few female friends. Sit down and plan what drinks you’ll serve (red wine or cocktails?), what food will go best (cheese plate or focaccia?), and what music you’ll play. Go ahead and make the mix CD, but there’s a catch: You can only use women artists. Select songs from your Bjork collection, dust off the Tori Amos tracks your insensitive ex made fun of, and, sure, throw in some Alanis, because we all know Jagged Little Pill stands the test of time. You now have a bachelorette pad where you canentertain and blast girly tunes as you see fit: Is that cool or what?