How to Dump a Guy: A Coward's Manual

How to Dump a Guy: A Coward's Manual

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by Kate Fillion, Ellen Ladowsky
     
 

Featuring do's and don'ts, a typology of "difficult to dump" men, a checklist of things to do before your "Big Day" (for example, getting your stuff back), tried-and true dumping lines, and more, this irreverent yet practical, supportive, knowing, and very, very funny, guide offers a coward's manual for ending a relationship.  See more details below

Overview

Featuring do's and don'ts, a typology of "difficult to dump" men, a checklist of things to do before your "Big Day" (for example, getting your stuff back), tried-and true dumping lines, and more, this irreverent yet practical, supportive, knowing, and very, very funny, guide offers a coward's manual for ending a relationship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567316759
Publisher:
MJF Books
Publication date:
06/06/2004
Pages:
157
Product dimensions:
5.02(w) x 6.38(h) x 0.65(d)

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Quiz One

You've only dated the guy a few times, and you're wondering

Should I Be Getting Serious -or Getting Out?

Do you spend a disproportionate amount of time before every date trying to think up excuses for canceling? Yes___ No___

Have you ever thought that it would be ridiculous to wash your hair for a date, since, after all, you washed it a mere four days ago? Yes___ No___

Has he ever proudly announced, "Mother is my best friend-I tell her everything"? Yes___No___

When you're out with him, do you feel under no obligation to make your usual, halfhearted, "Oh, let me get this one" lunge for the check? Yes___ No___

Do you-the same woman who has spent many pleasant hours poring over bridal magazines and fantasizing about your own nuptial-find yourself thinking, "I can't believe he's getting so serious so quickly"? Yes___ No___

When he asks if he can come in after a date, do you leap out of the car, saying, "That would really be a problem for my cats-they have terrible allergies"? Yes___ No___

If a friend spots the two of you together, do you phone her the instant you get home to let her know you're not really dating, per se? Yes___ No___

Do you make it a regular practice to bring others-relatives, friends, passing vagrants-along to your romantic rendezvous, declaring, "The more the merrier"? Yes___ No___

Do you urge him not to call, saying, "I'm really not a phone person"? Yes___ No___

Have you, after fooling around with him, announced, "I'm a very private person, and I would feel violated if you told anyone you'd touched me-or even spoken to me"? Yes___ No___

If you answered yes to more than two of these questions, a ditch is in your immediate future.

Excerpted from How To Dump A Guy. Copyright (c) 1998. Reprinted with permission by Wokrman Publishing.

Meet the Author


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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