One of my ex boyfriends has some of my senior pictures, and refused to give them back when we broke up. He's also got pictures of his other exes as well. When I asked about it, he said it was just for "memories." I wasn't a fan of the idea, but he assured me that he didn't have feelings for his exes.
So I was wondering, do you keep pictures/gifts from your ex, and if so, why?
Would you get rid of them if it bothered the person you're currently with?
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I think it would depend. There are some girls that I was interested in, that rejected me, and I told myself I didn't want to keep anything that reminded me of them or I wouldn't be able to move on. That said, it wasn't that I stopped talking to them altogether and deleted them off facebook and stuff. In fact we remained good friends til we departed ways from them graduating and such. There were other friends though that I wasn't bothered too much by rejection... it was more of an oh well... type feeling. I still have pics and such from facebook but I don't really go to check them and such. It doesn't bother me, and I don't relive moments in the past when I do see the pics. If it did bother the person I'm with... I'd probably get rid of them, simply because I've moved on and I don't need the pictures to remember old friends. Up until now that I'm answering this question, I don't even remember the last time I thought of the girls I was once interested in.
I guess it comes down to whether or not it will affect you and you can manage to move on without it holding onto you. Did you guys break up on bad terms? If not, maybe he genuinely just wants memories of the good times?1