Post # 1
I am a very sentimental person. I have a journal, i have written since I was 10 almost every single day. I have carefully organized photo albums from age 8 on-ward when I started putting them together myself.
I have old photos of previous boyfriends including my ex (my son’s dad). I have ZERO feelings for them but I am having a hard time throwing away the photos. for one, it will leave gaps in my album, and the other is that they were still a part of my life at one time, so it is like having a keychain from a trip to vegas kind of idea.
what would you do?
do you feel that you have to get rid of all old photos/card from previous boyfriends?
Post # 3
No, especially since you have a child together. Save them for your son.
Post # 4
I still have it all! Keep it. You don’t have to look at it. The exception is, I think I did throw away the lock of hair I took from my ex when I was an angsty 16 year old. Ew. Angst.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I agree, you don’t have to look at them now but you may look back on them fondly later, especially since you’ve been creating these since you were 8. And yeah, your son might like to see pictures of you and his father when he’s older!
Post # 6
@lilsweetie: Definitely keep the items that are connected the father of your son and give them to him one day so he can see that he is the product of love. I had a horrific exhusband but two beautiful daughters from the marriage. Though I wanted to burn every memory of him, I kept a lot for my daughters to see the love that once was. I also think it is wise to keep those keepsakes discretely out of respect to your man.
Post # 7
keep the ones of your son’s father for your son, the other exes photos- burn baby burn
Post # 8
I keep everything – but I don’t look at it. It’s just all in boxes.
Post # 9
I have scrapbooks and photos from past relationships. They’re at my parents’ place tucked away in a drawer. I don’t look at them but I won’t throw them away.
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Since you are sentimental and you have a son with your ex, I would keep some stuff, but you could definitely consolidate or maybe set a bunch of photos and some momentos aside in a special keepsake box for your son and give it to him at some time you feel is appropriate and meaningful.