Last week, I celebrated a BIG birthday: 30! In acknowledgment of the fact that I’ve spent over half of my 20s working at The Frisky, I’m going to reach down deep into to archives and revisit some old posts. I’ll examine what I wrote at the time and how that has or hasn’t changed. If you have any suggestions of old posts you’d like me to revisit, tell me in the comments or shoot me an email at Jessica@TheFrisky.com.
The Post: “Does Your Ex ‘Owe’ You Something After A Nasty Breakup?” Keep reading »
Let’s face it: no matter how badly we want to forget our exes, they occasionally come back to haunt us.
Whether you’re happily moved on after an amicable split or still mad at the jackass who cheated on you years ago, all it takes is one thing to trigger your “ex” memory — one song, one place, one TV show or, in my case, one particular type of military uniform. Keep reading »
How do you become friends with your ex after a shitty breakup? The short answer: Time heals all wounds. The long answer? Well, that’s a little more complicated. And it’s especially complicated if your ex has done something incredibly douche-y or terrible to you. Case in point: My Crappiest Break Up Ever (™), in which my live-in boyfriend broke up with me over IM while we were both at work. Even while it was happening, I knew that some day, in the very distant future, I’d find that incredibly funny. Like now. When I can laugh with him over Gchat about it.
I never thought I’d get to that point with Alex, or that I’d ever want to. But lo’, three years later, and we’re totally buds. How did this happen? Keep reading »
It’s breakup season. So, if your boo dissed you, a clever Reddit user has found the perfect way to make your ex get their comeuppance. He decided to get back at his cheating ex-girlfriend by going on a rampage through her movie ratings so all her recommendations would be a bitch slap across the internets. Now, even Netflix knows what she did last summer and is suggesting she should watch things like “Unfaithful,” “Indecent Proposal,” and “The Scarlet Letter.” Genius! Although, we’re not quite sure how “Bambi” made it in there. Oh Netflix, you so craaaaazy! [Dangerous Minds] Keep reading »