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 all the… » 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