Because We All Have a Relationship We Need to Put to Rest
From your basic lying, cheating, no-good scum to those relationships that were doomed from the start (they were married to different people), to a man who faked his death, Relationship Obits is a voyeuristic romp through the unexplored underbelly of love and life. Kathleen Horan founded relationshipobit.com when a big breakup was followed two weeks later by the death of her father. Writing her father's obituary made her wonder what it would be like to write one for the end of her relationship. The Web site was born and thousands began to put their love to rest online. This collection is at times hilarious, raw, shocking, and poignant—a true celebration of love in all its manifestations.
After writing her father's obituary, radio reporter Horan decided the process might help her let go of a recently-ended three-year relationship. Soon, relationshipobit.com was born, and quickly became a potent repository for readers' stories of love lost, captured in achingly or hilariously sincere tributes. Tapping into universal angst over the One That Got Away, Horan was deluged with stories, from which she's culled dozens of the most memorable. Divided into chapters like "Peter Pan Syndrome," "Doomed From the Start," and "Death of True Love,"