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Dear Wendy: “Can I Dump A Guy And Still Keep In Touch With His Family?”

I have been in a relationship with a great guy for almost two years now, in a city that’s about 1000 miles from where I grew up. I’ve recently become unhappy about living here in the big city (which I really can’t afford) and have thought long and hard about moving back closer to my parents. I have also been thinking lately that, while I’m content in my relationship, I really don’t think I would be happy for the rest of my life with this guy. He’s just not “the one.” I know I have to be honest with him, and that it has to happen soon because it’s not fair that I think these things without telling him. He’s just such a good guy and we recently got back from a great weekend with his family; my question is: Is it possible to end this relationship without losing touch with this guy and his family? If I broke things off and moved away, is there any chance of everyone not hating me? — Needs a Change

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30-Day Breakup Guide: Day 28

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!

Get A Plant
Fine, so your last five attempts at keeping greenery died slow, painful deaths, but there’s always hope for new (plant) life. Hit up a garden store or greenhouse and pick out a small household plant in a nice, small pot. Keep reading »

I Dumped My Boyfriend Because He Didn’t Want To Have A Baby

Among some photos from a trip to New York I took a few years ago is a shot of me in the middle of a department store, holding a beautiful 3-month-old baby girl. I look like a proud mom on a much-deserved shopping trip. But Lila isn’t my little girl. She’s my sister’s. And, at the time, I was actually distraught because I knew, sooner or later, that I had to choose between keeping the man I loved and having a baby of my own.

I met Jamie* in 2001. He was 36 and I was 33, living in a loft apartment just down the hall from his graphic design studio. The first time I saw him in the corridor I thought my knees were going to buckle under me — he was absolutely gorgeous. One night I arrived home just as he was locking up and we started talking. A few days later, he came over for dinner. Two months on, we both said “I love you.” For the first time in my life, I’d met someone I wanted to be with forever. Read more Keep reading »

30-Day Breakup Guide: Day 27

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!

Get A Massage
Depending on your cash flow, book either a 60-minute full-body treatment at a nice spa or duck into a little manicure place and get a 10-minute shoulder rub. Much like Day 25, this is all about your body and your pleasure. Keep reading »

30-Day Breakup Guide: Day 26

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!

Rip The Golden Glaze Off The Relationship
You’re far enough away from the situation now that you’re allowed to go back and reminisce a little. But not about the good times, no matter how much you want to. Write down a short top-five list of times when he was rude, insensitive, or just plain mean. Like when he insulted your intelligence in front of a friend of yours, or that one oh-no-you-didn’t moment when he said something during an argument that you haven’t been able to forget since. You’re angry now, right? Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “Should I Fake It For My Girlfriend?”

It’s time again for “Shortcuts,” wherein I answer readers’ letters in two sentences or less. Sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great, being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. Today we discuss faking jealousy, guys who ask for your number but never call and the danger of breakup sex. Keep reading »

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