Some years ago, an ex of mine gave me a teddy bear that I've had no desire to get rid of. For one thing, it's soft and cuddly and nice to sleep with. Why would I want to get rid of it?

The relationship also did not end badly so I saw no reason to get rid of it. It would have felt like a waste.

I'm not the only one who has kept something from a prior relationship either. People have their reasons. We heard some of them after Redditor wham_12 asked the online community,

"What's one thing your ex gave you that you can't get rid of?"
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Everyone has at least one pet peeve. Something that just gets under their skin to varying degrees of annoyance. Even if it might not bother other people one bit. Such was the case with Redditor nice_throwaway_, who found himself increasingly irritated when the girlfriend of one of his closest friends refused to stop one of […] More
People Describe The Craziest Thing An Ex Has Ever Done To Them
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A couple breaking up amicably is civil and preferred, but it doesn't happen all the time.

Sometimes there is plenty of yelling, name-calling, and even harm done as the result of heartbreak.

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There are very few relationships more delicate than those between in-laws. It’s an all too frequent occurrence for people to find themselves striving for the approval of their newly extended family. Redditor daniiep had an unfortunately tense relationship with her mother-in-law, with one unusually unpleasant visit leading to her behave in an intentionally undignified manner. […] More
Breakups are hard. But, some people channel their rage and move on in a healthy way. Others decide to burn it all to the ground. Redditor Suspicious-Post-7690 encountered this very issue with their son’s ex. So they turned to the “Am I The A**hole” (AITA) subReddit for moral judgment. They asked: “AITA for pressing charges […] More