Friday, May 16, 2014


Ask Baba Yaga: Was It a Bad Idea to Break Up With My Extremely Kind, Extremely Boring Boyfriend?

Transcript after the jump.

Dear Baba Yaga,

I recently broke up with my boyfriend, who is one of the kindest and most boring people I have ever met. Was that the right choice? Doesn’t boringness cancel out kindness? Will I find someone kind and interesting?


If a man is a stump filled ; with goodness, he is still a stump.  Choose men as alive as you want to be in yr own human flesh.

Previously: "How Can I Stop Feeling Like My Chronic Illness Is a Curse?"

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet, writer, and Michener Center for Writers fellow. She's taking questions on behalf of Baba Yaga at AskBabaYaga@gmail.com.

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In Dear Sugar (the book of her advice column), Cheryl Strayed basically addresses this very issue a few times. A great takeaway from the book was that just wanting to leave a relationship is reason enough to do so. I think women in particular struggle with guilt over this.

Great question, and amazingly written answer from Baba Yaga.


One person's boring is another person's warm, fuzzy dependable. Toss that fish back in the sea.


@adorable-eggplant beat me to it. Somewhere out there is a woman who wants a rock-solid stump full of goodness to grow old with.

Eyre Apparent

Amen, sister!


I think it's better to have a kind and boring boyfriend than having an exciting one with a bad attitude. - Naperville Cosmetic Dentists


@apolsasam But it's probably better to be one whole alive person on your own than with either of those options. You don't have to choose between bad and boring. You should find someone kind and exciting, or be living your amazing life without the bad and boring. Never settle.


@apolsasam So first you were David Slone, then you were some mission society, and now you're Naperville Cosmetic Dentists? I guess props for at least spamming with real comments...


They say take good care of your man or someone else will. While this may sound like a cliché Beautiful Dating Couple


its up to you if you will find another man. what matters the most is that your happy!
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