(Closed) What to do with photos/mementos from previous relationships?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

No, especially since you have a child together. Save them for your son. 

Post # 4
1319 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

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
3770 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@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
9648 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

keep the ones of your son’s father for your son, the other exes photos- burn baby burn

Post # 8
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I keep everything – but I don’t look at it.  It’s just all in boxes.

Post # 9
2542 posts
Sugar bee

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
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • 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.

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