The First Sign
Maybe it's how he smells in the morning. Or quotes sappy movie lines when you ask for advice. Or tucks his t-shirts so tightly that his belly button has a bumpy silhouette. I mean, does the whole world need to know he has an out-y?
The First Sign that you need to dump your guy can feel like a nudge from The Dating Gods Who Know Something You Don't. Without warning, it elbows your relationship conscience like a barstool joker-and regardless of bad timing or mutual friends, you're suddenly aware that a happier you depends on a precise plan of action. Of course, you're also the only one who understands the potential implications of The First Sign. To everyone else, your boyfriend's lactose intolerance stories are just another one of his quirky traits they tolerate in your company.
Thing is, you might not swiftly act on The First Sign. You may even wait for The Umpteenth Sign to scream that he's history. But when you do, look out. You'll memorize The State of Our Disunion Address, recite it to your cat, skip to the walk-in closet...and here's where the biggest stumper will always await: What the hell are you going to wear for this Friday night-changing event!? After all, a savvy girl knows that a well-planned outfit can say just as much as a well-planned dialogue. And unlike a black tie wedding or Casual Friday, D-Day (Dump Day, that is) has never known a designated dress code-and therefore, leaves you without an aesthetic clue about how your outfit can help drive the point home.
Even if you're confident about your decision, words (just like men) have been known to fail. But how comforting is it to realize that great clothes can say what you may be too nervous, flustered or frustrated to communicate yourself? In We Need To Talk, you'll learn how to cushion his fall with angora or send him into self-loathing regret with a plunging neckline. Is tulle appropriate for an ultimatum conversation? Can a vintage purse tell him things got old in the sack? Read on, sister.
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