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 pretty thrilled to be living on my own, but not so much about having to take on all of the housework.
A: First of all, condolences or congratulations on the end of your relationship; whichever is appropriate. Read More Ask UfYH: Half the Mess and None of the Ex
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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 entire supply of Kleenex and cake-flavored vodka. Read More This Open Thread is Broken Up
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