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30-Day Breakup Guide: Day 7

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!

Box Up His Crap
Get a box. A shoebox will do for a shorter-term relationship. A ream-of-paper-size box from your office’s supply room will do for a long-term relationship. Now start throwing any relationship-related stuff in it. If you want to burn the Patriots jersey he left at your place, or sell it on eBay, or toss it (with a nice flourish) into a city dumpster, fine. But you can’t do that with everything. A short list of items that must go, after the jump … Keep reading »

30-Day Breakup Guide: Day 6

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!

Go Grocery Shopping
You’re single now, and you can buy what you want. No picking up bacon and Budweiser or catching flack from a guy for your steady Diet Coke habit. He hated Pirate’s Booty? Guess what: you’re buying three bags. Keep reading »

30-Day Breakup Guide: Day 5

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!

Buy A Ticket
Today, you’re going to plan to get the hell out of Dodge. Take a minute and think about all of those friends and relatives you probably neglected when you were off in Coupleland. Keep reading »

Q&A: Jamie Beckman, Author Of “The Frisky 30-Day Breakup Guide”

Last July, The Frisky ran a 30-day guide to getting over a breakup, penned by writer Jamie Beckman. The calendar was such a hit that a publishing company approached us about expanding the idea into a book, which we immediately put into Beckman’s trusty hands. Now, nearly a year later, we’re celebrating the upcoming release of The Frisky 30-Day Breakup Guide by re-posting the original tips (which have been expanded upon in the book) and having a newly single writer test drive the book’s advice. So what’s the story behind Beckman’s brainchild? It should come as no surprise that bouncing back from her own breakup inspired her to offer advice to other women going through similar heartbreak. After the jump, Beckman tells us what she learned from her breakup, how a recipe for key lime pie helped dry her tears, and what separates The Frisky 30-Day Breakup Guide from other self-help mumbo jumbo. Keep reading »

30-Day Breakup Guide: Day 4

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 Drink With Your Girls
It doesn’t matter if they’ve never met each other. Tonight, they’ll sit on your right and left sides at a bar, forming a sort of She-Ra-esque force field. Your friends will intercept and rebuff any men who try to hit on you, because this evening is about you, quality cocktails, and your pals reassuring you that it’s gonna be OK. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: Exchanging Numbers When You’re In A Relationship

I recently met this guy at a trivia night a couple months ago. He has a girlfriend and I wasn’t attracted to him so when he asked for my number, I figured great!, a new friend. We’ve hung out socially several times since; I’ve met his girlfriend; and I joined a coed summer softball league with him, his girlfriend, and his friends. It’s been really nice to make an intelligent and fun adult buddy post-college and build a new social network. Last weekend, a bunch of us went out for dinner, drinks and dancing and it was a lot of fun. He walked me home afterward and we ended up making out. I’m not into him that way, so my only justification is that I was excessively drunk and it was nice to make out with someone. Besides the overwhelming guilt that arose the next morning when I realized I made out with someone’s boyfriend, I didn’t feel anything. We’ve hung out since then at weekly trivia and it was completely normal. I honestly believe it was just a one-time blip, but my sister insists that even if I don’t like him and vice-versa, the threshold has been broken and it could happen again. I guess my question is: is it inappropriate to maintain this friendship? — Overly Friendly

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