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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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20 Things You Don’t Have To Do At Your Wedding

Over the last few weeks I’ve answered a couple wedding-related questions in my “Dear Wendy” column that left me wondering why people are still following outdated “rules” when planning a wedding. One person who wrote me worried that her fiancé would have more guests on “his side” than she’d have on hers; the letter I posted yesterday incited a debate about the etiquette of organizing a wedding party. As someone who got married last summer, I know there can be a lot of outside pressure on the people planning the wedding and it’s easy to lose sight of what’s most important and meaningful to them, so after the jump, a helpful reminder of 20 things you do not have to do at your wedding (no matter what the mother-of-the-bride might say!). Keep reading »

30-Day Breakup Guide Challenge: How I Made A Breakup Bible On Day 3

When I woke up today and saw that my task was to create a “Breakup Bible,” my first thought was not a happy one, especially after yesterday’s Facebook debacle. I officially went from having no relationship status (I’m one of those minimalists who never put much info on there anyway) to a tiny, sad heart next to my name with an announcement that I was single (which is actually not entirely true, but I’ll get to that later). I received a flood of condolence emails from people I haven’t talked to in years, which made me feel as if I am now entering a life stage where a black veil would be the only acceptable attire. It was taking more than my usual three cups of wake-me-up to bring me to my happy place, which, admittedly, these days, is occupied half the time by daydreaming about my ex and the other half by cheeseburgers. Keep reading »

30-Day Breakup Guide: Day 3

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!

Make Your “Breakup Bible”
Remember how you told all of your friends about your breakup? Chances are, you got a slew of voice mails, texts, and emails offering support or telling you what they really thought of that jerk. It might be hard to hear, but it’s going to come in handy. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “How Can I Ask For A Threesome?”

I’m in a wonderful relationship with a great man that I plan on marrying one day. I’m 20 and he’s 26, but it’s not our age difference that’s the problem. You see, I have this fantasy of being with more than one guy at once. I’m not a whore, slut, hooch or any of that business. It just turns me on to be treated like a sex toy. The only issue is I have no idea how to bring it up with my boyfriend, whom I’m madly in love with, and I’m not sure how he would react. It’s not that he’s not enough for me; I think he’s absolutely amazing in bed. I’m just super curious and would like to try once. How would you advise I bring this up with him? — Curious

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