Ask UfYH: Half the Mess and None of the Ex

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I punctuate sentences with Oxford commas, and I punctuate disagreements with changesocks. Proud curmudgeon. Get off my lawn.
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Q: My boyfriend and I just broke up after living together for six years. I’m the one who’s staying in the apartment (the lease was in my name and I bought most of the furniture). My question is this: how do I adjust from having only done part of the chores for so long to doing all of them? I’m … Read More

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Life Lessons: When the Bad Ex Comes Back

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Moretta has a lot of opinions. She is an animal lover and adoptive mother. She wishes you'd stop being so hard on yourself. Her Twitter is https://twitter.com/GobezMoretta.
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“I should have killed you when I had the chance.”

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Death by Text: The Pathology of a Bad Breakup

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For Joel”¦ I had a pretty shite weekend. I broke my toe and spent a goodly amount of time in bed, pain meds made my tummy sour so I couldn’t eat the soup my honey concocted for me, and I was too drowsy to even enjoy a full episode of Downton Abbey on DVD. The weekend was an all around blergh. Maybe … Read More

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Wine-ing: The Tragedies of a Breakup

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So my boyfriend and I recently broke up. It was amicable, which in someways is worse because I can’t just hate him and move on – I can’t hate my best friend.  As you can imagine, better months have existed in my life.

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How To “Break Up” With Dieting in 5 Easy Steps

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International No Diet Day was yesterday, and it’s a sacred holiday to folks like me. So in honor of this holiday, I’m giving away my book for free and sharing my favorite dieting breakup tips with you.

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This Open Thread is Broken Up

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There are no bad times, only good stories.
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In the last 4 days, I have become a connoisseur of breakup songs. And right now I’m really into Aimee Mann and her ability to really articulate everything I feel about the demise of my relationship. There are almost too many options to choose from for the song that I will listen to on repeat while I plow through my … Read More

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Ask the Editors: Someone Else’s Breakup

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Meghan had a number of quality writing mentors over the course of her education, which just goes to show that you can't blame the teacher for the way the student turns out. Team Oxford Comma represent.
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Welcome back to Ask the Editors, where we here at Persephone do our best to bring together the multi-generational wisdom of our editorial team to answer burning reader questions. If you’d like to ask a question of your own, you can use this completely anonymous Ask Us form.

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Recap: Parenthood, Episode 3.4 “Clear Skies from Here on Out”

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How are you supposed to react when you learn your dad is filming a commercial for erectile dysfunction? Sarah isn’t sure, but that was the opening scene. She then gets to see Mr. Hot Teacher, and gives him a smooch to start his day.

[E] Sally J. FreedmanRecap: Parenthood, Episode 3.4 “Clear Skies from Here on Out”