Ask UfYH: Half the Mess and None of the Ex

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. Continue reading Ask UfYH: Half the Mess and None of the Ex

Death by Text: The Pathology of a Bad Breakup

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 blergh +.

But as lame as my weekend was, my friend Joel had one fit for the books. His boyfriend broke up with him. On his birthday. Via text message. Continue reading Death by Text: The Pathology of a Bad Breakup

This Open Thread is Broken Up

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.  Continue reading This Open Thread is Broken Up

Ask the Editors: Someone Else’s Breakup

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”

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