Post # 17
I still have all the pictures I’ve ever taken on digital on an external hard drives… this includes pictures of ex’s and I don’t plan on deleting them. A lot of pictures were from our travels and all and I’d never think to delete those, ever. I have some printed out pictures in yearly and vacation albums and will probably just tuck that away somewhere. It’s my life too, just cause he’s in a picture doesnt mean I have to forget that moment ever existed.
Post # 18
I might have some pics on my computer. I used to just save all my memory cards to my computer so they’re all mixed in there. Pretty sure I never went through to delete every single one. I don’t really have a reason to. I don’t think I have much else.
the guy in the OP seems little strange to me. that’s a lot of stuff!
Post # 19
I kept some stuffed animals, but pictures, albums, and love notes? Absolutely not. Overboard!!
Post # 20
I have a small box of stuff from exes. If my fiance asked me to throw it away I probably would, and if I ever come across it while cleaning out the closet (it’s pretty much hidden away) I go through it and throw things out. It’s mostly a picture or two and maybe a birthday card at this point. My fiance might have a few things as well. It’s fine. Our exes are a part of our life stories. We don’t dwell on it, but we don’t have to pretend they never existed.
Post # 21
A small box of stuff is at my mom’s house in her basement and I haven’t looked at it in years… Fiance on the other hand, has the wedding album from his first marriage in the basement, along with pics on his computer (to be fair, I have pics of exes on my comp too – doesn’t mean either of us ever think to or look at them). He’s untagged and gotten rid of almost everything on FB that has to do with his exes, too.
Post # 22
I don’t save anything from exes. Neither does Fiance. We’re getting married. Why would we hold on to memories of other people?
Post # 23
@paulabrochu: That’s not OK. I don’t even have any old photos of my serious ex’s and I together….and that includes on FB. All deleted and trashed.
Post # 24
I only had one serious relationship before I met my husband and it was from the later years of high school into college. When we broke up I got rid of everything from him and traded my jewelry in for cash at a pawn shop.
My brother-in-law’s girlfriend still wears rings her exes have bought her. My Brother-In-Law doesn’t care though.
Post # 25
Some teddies and cheap jewellery he gave me – some photos of us together I have been tagged in on Facebook but other than that nothing – exes are exes for a reason no point living in the past!
Post # 26
For my awful ex, I have nothing – I got rid of every single thing related to him. For an ex I’m still a casual friend with, I have some photos on my computer but they’re of him with my daughter, so that’s a bit different. I probably have a couple of non-sentimental gifts too, like books, that really don’t remind me of the relationship at all.
Post # 27
I still have gifts from my ex bf, but only because it’s a kitchen-aid stand mixer, so I’m not going to get rid of it just because we broke up. I have other useful gifts (pillows, crafting tools, etc) from other exes that I keep as well, not for sentimental reasons though. I tend to not keep things like cards, and all stuffed animals become play toys for my dog, even when I was currently dating them. I’m sure there are still photos of us somewhere on facebook or something, but I don’t really care about it since I’m still friends with most of my exes.
Post # 28
Neither I or FH have anything from our exes, minus things like jewelry or clothes that an ex bought. What OP mentioned is totally unacceptable in my eyes.
Post # 30
That sounds very…obsessive. My husband and I do not keep things like that.
Post # 31
I have a scrapbook that I made chronicaling my college years which features my ex prominently – we dated all through college and he was a big part of my life then. I wouldn’t want to get rid of it just because we aren’t together anymore. Likewise, I still have pictures of us up on facebook. I did go through and remove any where we were kissing (just a handful – not huge on the PDA lol) or being otherwise intimate/overly affectionate.
I still have the two stuffed animals he gave me, but as far as cards or other more meaningless gifts – those got thrown out.