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.

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!
- Sandy

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