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Rihanna "Shred Your Ex" Party

Where Do You Stand? Shredding Your Ex's Belongings

In the wake of the Chris Brown and Rihanna nightmare, fans are coming to her aid, especially radio station WBLI in New York City. In conjunction with Valentine's Day, BLI studios is inviting Rihanna fans, along with others who are unlucky in love, to a "Shred Your Ex" party! Your ticket in is not only your broken heart, but whatever memorabilia you can muster up from ex-lovers that has the ability to be destroyed!

It's a great way to get rid of all those nagging memories of your past, but where do you stand when it comes to getting rid of it all? Are there certain possessions that you'll always hold onto despite a failed relationship, or are you all for erasing the past so you can start a fresh future?


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Fixe Fixe 8 years
i have a memory box and i have a few things my ex gave me, it's there. no big deal. it was just part of your life and you put things that were sweet at the time in the box lol hahaha
geebers geebers 8 years
I don't have anything tangible that I could shred except photos and those photos are electronically available anyway (and I am not deleting those because you never know how you will feel in the future). Other than that - I don't really see anything to destroy because I agree with whomever said it is in your mind anyway so what does it matter. That being said I DID delete his friendship off my facebook. But that was for my sake and peace of mind- not because I hate him.
macchiatolove macchiatolove 8 years
oh, for got to say, cards and letters I thew away without a second thought :)
macchiatolove macchiatolove 8 years
Hmm. I was actually thinking about this. I have a huge, expensive albumn of professional photos that I organised with the ex. They cost around $2000. I obviously don't want to keep them, but destroying them is like reminding myself of my stupidity in having bought them! like Blue said, destroying the item can't destroy the memories in my head anyway. As for jewellery, I'd like to sell it, but I'm not sure how to go about it, or how to get the most value for my money.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I pawned my engagement ring when myex fiancee cheated and that was great. My last ex's boxers, socks, pictures and papers burned nicely in my old back yard. I burned them because I wanted the most definite symbolic act that I could think of that could symbolize letting go and releasing negativity out of your life. It worked for me. I never looked back since that day.
jacklin jacklin 8 years
Within a month of break-up I pawned all the jewlery AJ had bought me. He cheated on me so I really didn't want any reminders of him. It gave me pleasure to destroy everything he ever gave and/or made for me , inlcuding a computer and other electronics. It was my way of releasing all the anger (and hate) ihave for him because he lied to me and used me. I hope he burns in hell.
bbkf bbkf 8 years
I'm not a sentimental person. I don't associate objects with people, generally, so just because I have a sweater that was a gift from an ex, I wouldn't get rid of it. I don't keep letters or anything, so I really have nothing to get rid of.
pippins_halfling pippins_halfling 8 years
I'm a pack-rat. I don't really throw things away.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
I still have drawings and love letters from my exes. I come across them from time to time and it makes me a little wistful and nostalgic. I might get rid of them at some point but not as part of a cathartic ritual or anything. I guess I've never borne an ex such ill will that I felt I needed to destroy everything he'd ever given to me.
GScott86 GScott86 8 years
I'd shred it if they're not worth remembering.
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
Shredding might feel good if you still care about the guy and are trying to mend a broken heart, but honestly I have tons of his old cards and letters sitting around and I couldn't care less. If I come across one of them and read it and realize who it's from, I just throw it away.
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
It took me 10 years to finally get rid of stuff from failed relationships in middle school and high school. It was so awesome to get all that junk out of my room so I could make more room for my own stuff.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Eh I never really held on to things unless it was from a very significant ex, and then after awhile would just toss it-no need to have a party about it or make a big deal and shred it. Just toss it and move on...
bluestar bluestar 8 years
I don't think it matters. I'm sure it's cleansing for a minute, but it doesn't erase what's in your mind.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
now that you mention it, It hink I have all my old love notes and cards from my first (high school into college) boyfriend in my closet at my mom's house...I should throw those away haha
cfp cfp 8 years
Hey, I'm from Long Island originally, and my mother used to work at WBLI so just to clarify, BLI is actually a Long Island radio station (West Babylon to be precise)... as far as shredding your stuff. I think it's kind of a cute idea. It's a symbolic gesture that shows you are letting go of the past and starting fresh...something that I think a lot of women have a hard time doing when they get out of relationships (come on, how many women do you see pining over their exes months after the relationship is over?). I'm all for it.
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
hm it definitely depends..there are some things from my ex that are hidden away in my parents house in nyc..out of sight out of mind..but I dont want to throw them away.
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