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What To Do When Your Boo Cheats On You

by BUST Magazine

Gettin’ dicked around by your boo? There’s a book for that. Leave a Cheater, Gain a Life (Running Press) is a survival guide for “chumps,” the affectionate term Tracy Schorn—author and creator of advice site ChumpLady.com—uses for folks who’ve been dealt that ultra-shitty card: a partner who cheats. It’s a tough love how-to manual that reminds delusional reconciliation-seekers that, “Cheating is about as unintentional as a NATO airstrike.”

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But this book isn’t just a sternly worded (and hilarious) anti-infidelity manifesto; it’s also full of practical advice that will prevent chumps from suffering losses beyond their dignity. Ever heard of a post-nup? It’s a thing! Are children involved? That’s covered, too. Maybe most importantly, Schorn unpacks why cheaters cheat (spoiler: it’s not because they’re tortured or “just need time”), and teaches how to untangle your emotions from the whole mess so you can move on to bigger and much better things.

By Remy Ramirez

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2016 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today

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