How to Dump a Guy: A Coward's Manual

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Workman Publishing, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 157 pages
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Irreverent yet practical, supportive, knowing, and very, very funny, How to Dump a Guy is a wise, refreshing book about how to end relationships. It is a coward's manual that takes the reader's hand from the first sign that it's over to the aftershocks. There are the Dumping Do's and Don'ts. A typology of difficult-to-dump men, including Cling-ons and Reject Addicts. A checklist of things to do before your Big Day (for example, Getting Your Stuff Back). What to wear to a ditching (think Audrey Hepburn) and where to stage it, including the popular restaurant (do choose a place within your own means, because there's a very strong possibility he won't be picking up the check). Tried-and-true dumping lines-"I'm a little confused about my sexual orientation" and "I love you too much-it scares me." And, finally, how to use the techniques of master spin doctors to control the story so you'll be up and dating again in no time.
 

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Contents

How to Know When to Go
1
Getting in Touch with Your Inner Coward
11
Clingons and Other DifficulttoDump Men A Typology
15
The Kinder Gentler Ditch
33
The Ditching Hour Scheduling Your Breakup
41
Countdown to DDay
49
Mailorder Ditching and Other Processes of Elimination
59
Expiration Dates Ideal Locations for Your Last Rendezvous
77
We Have to Talk Exit Lines
93
OK OK I Slept with Your Brother But Cant We Still Be Friends?
109
Encore Encore Or Sex with the Ex?
117
Spin Control How to Position Yourself as The Bigger Person
123
The Aftershocks
135
How to Get Him Back When You Realize Youve Made a Horrible Mistake
143
In Parting
153
Copyright

What Should I Wear? Dressing for Ditching
89

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About the author (1998)

Kate Fillion is the author of Lip Service: The Truth About Women's Darker Side in Love, Sex, and Friendship, a 1996 bestseller in Canada, Holland, and Australia. She lives in Bucks County, PA.

Ellen Ladowsky is the author of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the 1997 Companion volume to the A&E Biography Special. She lives in Washington, D.C. She met fellow author Kate Filion at a party nine years ago, where they became fast friends when they discovered they'd both briefly dated--and dumped--the same guy.

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