Let’s face it: no matter how badly we want to forget our exes, they occasionally come back to haunt us.
Whether you’re happily moved on after an amicable split or still mad at the jackass who cheated on you years ago, all it takes is one thing to trigger your “ex” memory — one song, one place, one TV show or, in my case, one particular type of military uniform.
I like to think that we all have a special compartment in our brains for memories of all things ex. Once your relationship ends, over time, your thoughts about that person are compartmentalized into that little box … until they’re not any more.
Occasionally those memories spill over and seep into your brain out of the blue, consuming your thoughts (and in my case, turning me into a raging bitch, which tends to confuse those around me).
But if there’s one great thing I learned from my therapist after my last Lifetime-movie worthy breakup, it’s that sometimes you need to remind yourself of all the bad things about that relationship in order to make yourself feel better, even if it’s just temporary.
With that said, we bring you “The Ex-Files.” Each month, The Frisky will ask readers on Twitter to perform a task or answer a question about their ex as a form of therapy— let it all out! Just be sure to use the hashtag #FriskyExFiles along with your response. Our first Frisky Ex-Files task is…
“Pen a letter to your ex in 140 characters or less.” #FriskyExFiles
i.e. “JP, I should have known when u said u voted republican. Ur selfish in bed & I always hated your friends. Good riddance! #FriskyExFiles”
Can’t wait to see what you come up with!