(Closed) How much of your past (photos with exes, etc do you keep)

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 17
15457 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
9791 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
7641 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I kept some stuffed animals, but pictures, albums, and love notes? Absolutely not. Overboard!!

Post # 20
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
2564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@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
1213 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

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
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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
8434 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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 # 29
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have nothing

Post # 30
4269 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

That sounds very…obsessive. My husband and I do not keep things like that.

Post # 31
2755 posts
Sugar bee

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.

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