The BetsyG-Spot

Love, life, and sex in the suburbs

Lemonade Stand

January 04, 2009 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

When Mike broke up with me to go back to his ex-wife, I vowed never to go out with someone so fresh out of his marriage. That isn’t the only lesson I needed to learn from that though, as I found out in the next relationship.

Physics Lesson

November 10, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

My friend Eddie warned me not to get too involved when I met someone who was too fresh out of his marriage. But how do you stop yourself from falling in love? I confess, that’s a lesson I seem unable to learn.

Long Week

November 06, 2008 Category: Politics, Random

Finally, no politics, except to say that the word from abroad is thumbs up. I have a couple of pen pals in Europe and they seem pleased with the affable, intelligent man we’ve elected president. I also have optimism about his character and what that alone will do for our country. I know I am […]

Another Relationship, Another Ending

October 05, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

What do you do at the end of the affair? I clear out nearly every reminder of the guy who broke up with me. I just can’t help myself. But I took it a step further with a recent breakup.

Goodbye Mr. S

October 02, 2008 Category: Random, Sex in the Suburbs

Mr. S broke up with BetsyG, blindsiding her. Here she reflects on what failed.

How’d This Happen?

September 19, 2008 Category: Random, Sex in the Suburbs

BetsyG thought she was out of things to write about, but it turns out she had plenty to say about Mike, a birthday present, and a dilemma. What do you think I should have done?

Terms of Endearment [Abject Fear]

September 07, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

I planned to write a cute piece about pet names and noticed something strange about my thinking: I wasn’t as happy about my pet name as I should have been. Here’s a glimpse into the secret world of a woman’s mind. It’s not a pretty place.

Dumpee Syndrome

September 01, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

I was dumped by someone who was I knew on some level was no good for me. So why did I fight so hard to hold on to the guy? Greg Behrendt, author of He’s Just Not That Into You, calls it Dumpee Syndrome. Here’s my theory as to why we do it.

A Reader’s Response to Boy, Crazy!

August 21, 2008 Category: Reader Response

BetsyG-Spot reader Ms. X could relate to BetsyG’s post, Boy, Crazy!. Here’s her story about her difficulties getting past her recent failed relationship.

Boy, Crazy!

August 17, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

Is BetsyG crazy about boys or just crazy? Here she talks about how having a man in her life makes recovering from a breakup that much easier.




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