Posts tagged "moving out"

Flashback: Revisiting The Post “Does Your Ex ‘Owe’ You Something After A Nasty Breakup?”

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

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2014

The Cleanup After The Breakup: 5 Tips For Reorganizing Your Home Post-Split

Whether your last relationship was a brief affair or years in the making, breakups are always tough to handle. For many of us, the five stages of grief include sulking, series binging on your favorite TV shows, drowning your sorrows with multiple pints of Ben & Jerry’s, and staunch avoidance. Still surrounded by mementos of…

By: Amelia Meena / February 18, 2014

Nesting: I’m Back, Baby! Check Out How I’ve Decorated My New Bedroom

It took three months, 612 moving boxes (or thereabouts), and the very last smidgen of my sanity, but this weekend I moved out of my parents' house (where I'd been staying after a bad breakup) and back to New York City in a "single girl" apartment again. I'm baaaaaaaack, bitches! However, moving into a new…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 4, 2011

4 Things I’ve Learned Moving Back In With My Parents As An Adult

When I first moved back home with my parents after a nasty breakup, there was much to be embarrassed about. What was a 26-year-old (and eventually 27-year-old) doing moving back into her childhood bedroom? Why couldn't I have become an investment banker so I had thousands of dollars saved for a situation like that? I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 25, 2011

Does Your Ex “Owe” You Something After A Nasty Breakup?

I usually don't find myself cheering for lawsuits, but this one is an exception: a jilted bride from Chicago is suing her ex-fiancé for the costs of the wedding after he cheated on her at his Las Vegas during his bachelor party and then called the wedding off when he got caught. Pardon my '90…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 16, 2011

Girl Talk: I’m Moving Out On My Own Again

Two months ago, I packed up my life into all the suitcases and storage boxes I could find. My kitchen supplies went in storage. A Reiss cocktail dress I'd bought to wear for my own engagement party at some unforeseen date went to my sister's. My books are still piles up in my parents' living…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 11, 2011

I Lost My Vibrator In The Breakup

You lose a lot of things in a breakup. You lose your partner, of course. But also to varying degrees you lose your feelings of security, dignity and trust. You lose that incredible French toast recipe only he committed to memory and all the TV shows you had saved in your TiVo queue. Maybe, like…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 1, 2011

Girl Talk: I’ve Moved Out Of Our Apartment

Of all the aspects that were difficult about my recent breakup from my boyfriend of two years, the hardest was moving out of the apartment that we shared together. You can verbally say all kinds of things: we're broken up, we're on a break, we're seeing other people, whatever. Those words might change from day…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 26, 2011

First Time For Everything: The Great Twentysomething Move-Out

As Erin already pointed out, there will be some point in your career as a twentysomething when someone will break your heart. There’s also a chance you’ll break someone’s heart. Either way, there’s a good chance that someone will be your roommate, making cutting ties an even bigger bitch than usual. Here are the do…

By: Elizabeth Kaufman / July 7, 2008