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30-Day Breakup Guide: Day 14

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!

Talk to A Little Girl
If you babysit, or have a niece or a friend who has a daughter — or you have a daughter yourself — this will be easy. Chat with the little lady over the phone or in person. Ask her what she did today or what she learned in school. If you don’t know any rugrats, try waving or saying hi to a little girl on the bus. That will be enough.
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Men Explain Why Women Cheat

From a statistical standpoint, men are more likely than women to step out on their relationships. However, at least in terms of marital infidelity, the spread between the genders is smaller than you might think: 22 percent of guys cheat compared with 14 percent of ladies.

So why is it we only hear about how Tiger Woods, Jesse James, Bill Clinton and the like couldn’t stay true? What about all the ladies, famous or not, who are out there prowling for some of the strange?

Men get cheated on, too. To prove it, we talked to four regular guys who’ve felt the sickening smart of infidelity. They let us in on what they were able to learn from the unfortunate experience. Read more Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “I Had An Affair With A Married Man”

I am in love with a married man whom I work with. From the start, there was something there between us that neither of us could deny. Overtime, we developed a friendship and he started to talk about his marriage — how he and his wife were just friends and he was pressured into marrying her. Later on into our friendship, we became closer and closer, and despite my being against infidelity, we eventually became intimate. Months later he declared to me that he was in love with me. Over time, I began to fall in love with him, too. Soon I became frustrated with the restrictions I had with him since he is married, so I told him I couldn’t do this any longer. He promised he was going to move out on his own, but two months later he and his wife bought a townhome together! I keep walking away from him and then get sucked right back into it. A few months ago, he told his wife about me and she has since asked if I could step aside and let her try and win him back. My dilemma is: I love him deeply and genuinely, and want to give us a chance but I’m at a breaking point and I’m tired of hurting, crying, being stressed, frustrated, having migraines and chest pains, and not eating, all because I crave him and want a chance with the person I love BUT the right way. What should I do, still knowing I have to work with this individual and try and fake I’m OK? — Tired of being the other woman

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30-Day Breakup Guide: Day 13

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!

Write A Letter to Your Best Friend
Forget e-anything. On actual paper with an actual pen, write a letter to your best friend. Include the nice things you tend to think about her character, thank her for helping you through this stupid breakup thus far, and talk about how much she means to you.
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30-Day Breakup Guide: Day 12

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!

Wear Something Pink
You don’t have to join a sorority; you just have to embrace your gender stereotype for today only. If you’ve hated pink since the day you were born and would sooner wear a nylon ’80s track suit than anything remotely frilly, you’re still doing this. Keep reading »

30-Day Breakup Guide Challenge: Reading 3 Books I Love On Day 9

When I’m feeling down there are three books I turn to: Matilda by Roald Dahl, Alice In Wonderland by C.S. Lewis Lewis Carroll, and Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion. This has been pretty consistent throughout my life. When I was 14 and all my friends decided they didn’t like me in one of those ways that only needs to happen to you once to scar you into thinking that large groups of girls are terrifying, I locked myself in my moodily painted deep purple room and read each one of these in a row. When I was 18 and my boyfriend dumped me three days before prom to go with another girl, I once again turned to these books. When I was in college and I walked in on a guy I thought I was in love with having sex with another girl (his argument was because he didn’t know her name it didn’t matter), the first place I went to was the library. And now, once again, I’m turning to these books to help me through a breakup. Keep reading »

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