Zoë was the Cosmopolitan relationship advice person for almost 10 years, and wrote Textbook Romance - two things that are meant to make you believe she is authorised to tell you what to do with your heart and head when you're being annihilated by a break-up.
But mostly, she was just really, really shit at break-ups for a long time, and did some really embarrassing, borderline illegal stuff, so she created this app to save you the same humiliation when you’re knee-deep in your own filthy break-up swamp.
Break-ups are awful, and they’re very real, but that doesn’t mean they get to take over your whole life for a year.
YOU can take charge. YOU can be the boss of your break-up. YOU can choose to see it as a gift. And well you dang should! Life is too short not to learn and grow from our romantic upheavals, then move the hell forward.
Break-Up Boss gives you all of the tools and techniques (and lots of lectures – cute!) to deal with all of the stages of your break-up, and just as you need them: in your phone, as you’re about to call your ex/have another shot of Tequila. This is a Real Life, no-nonsense picture of a break-up, and an enthusiastic, empowered and positive view of how to deal with it.
Think of it as a teeny-weeny pocket coach! Always on your side, and with a singular goal: to get you through this break-up in a positive, healthy fashion, and over onto the sunny, unicorn-saturated hill of self-confidence and happiness. Or at the very least, not text your ex just cos it’s Sunday and you're sad and hungover and fancy some hanky panky.
Mari Andrew is a NYC based writer and illustrator whose witty, brilliant, original, adorable, omg-that-is-so-TRUE/ME comics on Instagram have garnered her a overnight global audience. Mari’s take on dating, single life and heartbreak is particularly insightful, as the illustrations through Break-Up Boss quickly prove. Zoë has an enormous crush on Mari, and still can’t believe she agreed to work with her on this app.
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Break-Up Boss is changing people’s lives! And if you don’t believe us, just read these glowing testimonials.
I think this is so fantastic. On a personal level, you are doing something wonderful for other humans and on a business level, this is a huge untapped marketplace – everyone goes through break-ups.
- Steph C, Perth
Absolutely love this app and the whole concept really! As a seasoned broken hearter I have had many different break up which I could have used this for so much!
- Chris B, VIC
I knew we would be BFFs when during the my marriage breakdown I saw your post on Insta talking about your app! I downloaded immediately and have been using it most days, even just for a laugh or to know I'm not alone going through this. This is a tough time but thank you for your impeccable timing and being so on point with your app advice.
- Vanessa, VIC
I've just downloaded your app and I love it! I broke up with my long-term boyfriend 8 months ago and am seriously happy with my decisions but still have some tough days. I love how well it is sectioned out and the illustrations by Mari. My favourite part is the gratitude section. I practice this with texts to my sister to keep us happy and our lives in perspective. It's so important! What an awesome idea; I just love the app.
- Claire P, VIC
I just broke up with my boyfriend like literally 30 minutes ago and I'm already laughing. Thank you! I am looking forward to going through the shitty range of feelings with this baby beside me!
Your app and advice is currently running my life after my soul mate broke up with me last week (perfect timing for a break up app to be born may I add)!
- Sarah, NSW
I love the app! It's so great to feel loved and supported and not feel like you are over relying on friends (who have their own lives of course).
- Madison, VIC