Unreqited: Women and Romantic Obsession • Lisa A. Phillips

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I’ve Been a “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

The CW series is more than just a quirky hit sitcom — it offers rich, nuanced insights into the realities of

obsessive love. 

Dame magazine. Published: April 13, 2016. 

When Rejection is the Kindest Thing a Person Can Do

Rejection is mercy. Once it’s done, you can move on. 

The Washington Post, Published: February 16, 2016.

How to End a Romantic Obsession

It's time to reclaim your sanity.

Elle Australia, Published: May 25, 2015

Why We're So Hung Up About Facebook Stalking

And is it really stalking at all? 

Psychologytoday.com, Published: July 1, 2015 

It's Over

Getting dumped is shattering, but certain people suffer the effects of romantic rejection far more than do

others. What makes getting the boot from a relationship extra hard for some? And what can help ease the

pain?

Psychology Today, Published: May 4, 2015.

How unrequited love can make us more creative

Unrequited love can be incredibly painful, especially around Valentine’s Day. But Smith and others

remind us that it can also be an inspiring creative force — perhaps the most powerful muse there is.

The Washington Post, Published: February 12, 2015

The 50 Greatest Unrequited Love Stories Ever

The quest for love makes a great story. In fiction as in the real world, though, happy endings don't always

happen. Here, as a counterweight to the smug rituals of Valentine’s Day, are the 50 greatest stories of

unrequited love.

The Weeklings, Published: February 11, 2015

We never escape teenage crushes: The Beatles, One Direction and what our early obsessions teach us

about love

The yearning is real -- but our first celebrity crushes teach key lessons about sexual attraction and

heartache

Salon, Published: February 7, 2015

"The Time I Turned Into a Stalker"

Cosmopolitan, Published: February 2015  

Obsessed

The lovesick who cannot eat or sleep are legion. Many go so far as to harass and stalk the lover who

spurned them. And more often than one might realize, the stalkers are women. 

Psychology Today, Published: January 6, 2015

“Maleficent,” “Frozen,” and the Pain of Love, Psychology Today, Published: June 22, 2014

Stalking Is Not Strength (Even When a Woman Does It), Psychology Today, Published: June 16, 2014

Too Much Information, The New York Times, Published: January 7, 2011

A Shop of Her Own and Good, Clean Dirt, The New York Times, Published: February 24, 2010

Roosting in a Cozy Chicken Coop (but Eggs Come From the Store),The New York Times, Published:

January 14, 2010

Miniature Golf, Farming and a Cottage for Two, The New York Times, Published: October 9, 2009

A Jazz Voice Finds a Mellower Range, The New York Times, Published: July 2, 2009

A Cape Cod ‘Vessel’ for the Whole Crew, New York Times, Published: May 7, 2009

In the Shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The New York Times, Published: January 29, 2009

Working Stiffed, The Boston Globe Magazine,  Published: August 24, 2008

A Focus on Light and Thrift, The New York Times, Published: November 20, 2008

Our Place Just Above the Road, New York Times, Published: Friday, November 7, 2008

At the Edge of the Berkshires, a Lively Hill Town, The New York Times, Published: October 30, 2008

Stage North, New York Times, Published: August 1, 2008

Rooms With a Viewfinder, The New York Times, Published: June 6, 2008

A Mountain Town Where Mineral Waters Flow, The New York Times, Published: February 15, 2008

Romancing 'The Monk', The Boston Globe Magazine, Published: October 14, 2007

Where the Music Surrounds Him, The New York Times, Published: November 23, 2007

The View From Newtown, Once Thriving, Post Office Seeks New Life,  The New York Times, Published:

October 28, 2007

The Principle of 2nd Home, 2nd Vote, The New York Times, Published: June 22, 2007

HAVENS | KINGSTON, N.Y., A Historic River City Is Losing Its Backwater Reputation, The New York

Times, Published: April 20, 2007

MODERN LOVE, The New York Times, Published: December 3, 2006

The Quest for the Perfect Birth, The New York Times, Published: April 25, 2004

In Cramped and Illegal Quarters, The New York Times, Published: December 21, 2003

Mom and Dad! I'm Back Home, The New York Times, Published: February 8, 2004

Chronicling a Village's Past, Brickyard by Brickyard, The New York Times, Published: February 15, 2004

Despite Aid, Home Buying Proves Elusive, The New York Times , Published: February 15, 2004

When You Need a Rental Car, Fast, The New York Times , Published: November 23, 2003

More are Grabbing a Piece of Real Estate Pie, The New York Times , Published: November 30, 2003

After Abuse, a New Crisis, The New York Times , Published: November 2, 2003

First Resorts, Time Out New York Kids, Issue 26: Nov 19–Dec 31, 2007

Orange Crush, Time Out New York Kids, Issue 24 : Oct 1–31, 2007

The Manny Myth, Time Out New York Kids, Issue 24 : Oct 1–31, 2007