When Does Getting Fired Feel Too Much Like Getting Dumped?

Yesterday's post about voters' breakup letters to Hillary Clinton prompted a reader to bring up a fascinating topic: being "dumped" by another important constituency that is not your boyfriend, which is to say, your boss. It has happened to all of us — or anyway, me — which is to say: Male boss hires female employee;… » 4/23/08 2:20pm 4/23/08 2:20pm

Why He Stopped Calling: The Definitive Guide, Brought To You By Ex…

Someone recently directed our attention to a service called "Why Was I Dissed", which claims to help achieve relationship closure by email-harassing "that guy who disappeared" into confessing the reason for his disappearance. But why torture ourselves (and "that guy") when we can learn the truth from the missives of… » 4/22/08 3:00pm 4/22/08 3:00pm

Dear Don, A More Diseased Mind Than Yours Once Observed...

Why, long after the fucking has stopped, do the arguments seem to continue? I found myself pondering this question last weekend, and wrote an open letter to my friend Don, with whom I had a brief courtship following an episode during which he tried to grope me in his sleep while hosting my friends during the 2006… » 4/14/08 3:00pm 4/14/08 3:00pm