How to Prepare for an Emotional Disaster: A Comic
Keep a notebook of all the ways things could go wrong so as to curb expectations.
Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell is a cartoonist and documentary filmmaker in Brooklyn. Her cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker, GQ, The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan and Refinery29. She co-illustrated Feminist Fight Club and recently released her first book Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But You Could've Done Better. Follow on Instagram @cartoonsbyhilary!
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