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1959 – How to Break Up

What to do if your dear-Johned

This article from the March 1959 edition of Good Housekeeping magazine tells us that life goes on–even with a break-up.

Whether you’re the left or the leaving party, breaking up with your steady is a painful process.

Here is the advice they give in their monthly feature for teens titled Love, Life, and Lipstick.

Do: Return gifts, Speak to him when you meet

Don’t: Keep his letters, Play your tragedy to a packed house

And . . .

And in a crisis like this, many a girl has discovered that her mother was surprisingly understanding and knew rather an astonishing amount about love, life, and lipstick.

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