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Monday, February 25, 2008

Relationship R.I.P

In an article published this week, The Naughty American examines a new site that puts relationships to rest the old-fashioned way — with an obituary.

Apparently, Kathleen Horan, radio reporter and founder of, started the site when she realized that relationships could be therapeutically buttoned up as nicely as a life in an obituary — with a beginning, a middle and an end.

The relationship obits read much like regular death notices with lists of survivors (like goldfish, plasma televisions and overdue electric bills) and causes of death — a couple of my favorites being "Suspected lack of testicles, possibly coupled with a complete lack of feeling above the waist" and "It's better to lose a lover, than to love a loser."

TNA reports that within its first few weeks of going live, is already getting 25,000 hits per day. With 500 relationship obits posted, you've gotta believe that Horan has touched upon something both entertaining and useful. It's therapeutic to lay dead relationships to rest — and it sure is fun to read about the failures of others.

You can post your relationship obits, too. You'll have to register, but it's worth it to bury your ex once and for all.


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