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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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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 »

30-Day Breakup Guide: Day 11

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!

Start a “Go to Hell” Fund
A “go to hell” fund (as often referenced in the personal finance blogosphere) is a nice nest egg of quick cash that’s at your disposal in case you want to, for example, quit a job you hate, get out of a terrible roommate situation, or relocate due to a relationship gone bad (ahem). It’s also known as a “freedom fund” — freedom to leave a situation if you need to or escape anyone who’s screwing you over. Having four to six months’ worth of living expenses at your disposal is ideal. Keep reading »

30-Day Breakup Guide Challenge: Taking A Trip On Day 5


In her first video blog, Maude Standish introduces herself to The Frisky, gives a little background on her breakup, and then describes what she did on Day 5, when The Frisky 30-Day Breakup Guide instructed her to “map out a drive or buy a ticket.” Keep reading »

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