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Do Tell: What Relationship Artifacts Would You Donate?

The Museum of Broken Relationships of Croatia was recently founded to house artifacts and memories of broken hearts. According to the authors of the concept, Olinka Vištica and Drazen Grubišić,

The individual gets rid of controversial objects, triggers of momentarily undesirable emotions, by turning them into museum exhibits, i.e., artifacts and thereby participating in the creation of a preserved collective emotional history.

Since everyone has material evidence left over after a failed relationship, this concept is actually genius and can offer hours of entertainment for the nosy, like me! Everything housed in this museum is anonymous and comes with a brief description of each item and how it relates to the relationship. Now I know you've all had to do away with the ex's things and any remembrance of past relationships, so ladies, do tell, what would you donate to the Museum of Broken Relationships?


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June-Gemini June-Gemini 9 years
I wish I could donate my ACTUAL ex. That would be flippin hilarious. I mean think about it, he is old news in other words ancient which would make him an artifact. But he has the attention span of soggy sandwich and I don't think he'd last too long standing in a glass box. LOL!
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
I have a mixed tape my ex made for me when he was trying to date me, along with some cards and letters. I've held onto them through all the times we broke up and got back together, but now that we're done for good, I should get rid of them. He is a bad memory.
Melo-D Melo-D 9 years
Stuffed animals... well except one. HA! It's my favorite and it wasn't just from him. And, a cardigan he gave me for christmas. JaimeLeah... girl... hats off to you!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
What a neat idea. I don't have anything to donate though because I married the first guy I ever dated. I have a few things from guys I had crushes on but I think I threw most of it out already.
I would donate stuff not because of my non-existent broken heart, but to show younger generations that THEY are not the only ones who have suffered, and it will be okay. As well as conserving pieces of history so when new generations come along, they have something from us decrepit people when we were younger.
gonedelirious gonedelirious 9 years
First of all, I really admire those of you that have thrown everything out. I don't think I could. Even though I don't look at that stuff anymore, I just couldn't throw it out, like I never cared about that person. And i would donate this drawing an ex did of us together. But I probably couldn't do that unless I could get it back. I know he's going to be famous someday, and I'll have some original art. I guess there are some things I should get rid of...
Eternity Eternity 9 years
I did not get to see this when it originally was shown in Zagreb, but it did get a lot of good press. I have been waiting for it to find a permanent establishment here ever since.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
I don't know if I have anything particularly interesting to donate. As long as my ex doesn't donate MY stuff that he never gave back,lol.
Meike Meike 9 years
I don't have anything to donate. I threw or gave everything away.
mlen mlen 9 years
that is such a fun idea lol the only thing i have left from old relationships is a couple t-shirts that i sleep in. and i kept them not for sentimental value but more so that they are really over stretched and comfy lol. but if i have a next ex i'll save something to donate ;)
kia kia 9 years
My previous relationship didn't end so nicely. I collected all the relationship artifacts and bound them in black cloth and tossed the bundle in the garage. After a while it was simply a dark bundle and went bye-bye in the garbage.
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 9 years
I tossed and even burned all the things and stuff including love letters and cards once I broke up with the guy. I don't hold on to any thing material . Memories in mind are enough. At least I get to rid off clutter.
coolgurl24 coolgurl24 9 years
Ummm....I threw everything into the recycling bin or gave the items away.
designergirl designergirl 9 years
What a lovely idea. I would love to visit.
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 9 years
i would donate the kermit the frog stuffed animal that i still have from my ex. its not like i cuddle with it or anything--its just that its a baby kermit. ive been tryin to get rid of it but now its just been so long ive forgotten. maybe my puppy will have a new chew toy ;-)
mtothawhat mtothawhat 9 years
I totally would. Granted I don't have anything from my ex's anymore I would donate if I did. I'd love to visit this museum one day though, it sounds so interesting!!
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I always get so sad going through my artifacts of prior relationships. I should probably get rid of them but I like having reminders of the love I shared with all these people even if we're no longer together. If I had to choose one thing to donate though, I would choose my little cartoon collection. An ex of mine was a pretty good artist and he would draw these cartoons of us together, but both of us were depicted as little bears. I was always sneaking off to get into the jar of honey! So cute... but he cheated... so maybe HE should have been the one always sneaking off to the honey jar...
rpenner rpenner 9 years
I thin I'd donate. I don't have anything anymore, but if I did, I would. I'd also love to visit this museum. What a cool idea!
mnp mnp 9 years
I think I'd donate...some jewelry that the ex(s)bought. I would love to see what kind of jewelry the men bought for the women of their life...well, "who has left their life".
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
All the cards and letters from the past...I don't know what to do with them and I don't want to chuck them!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
I would so donate something. Too bad I got rid of all of my stuff from my past relationship. It was hindering me from moving on from him. This is a really cool idea and I would LOVE to visit this museum one day.
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