There is a museum of broken relationships and it is lyf
We all have that little (slightly psychotic) collection of 'things' from previous relationships. A post-it note they left by your bed when they went to a uni lecture, an oversized jumper you stole but they let you keep, the tattered plastic green stem remains of the chocolate roses they brought you from M&S... We never really look at them unless we're accidentally leaving them on the floor to make a new partner jel (lol jk who would do that).
Well, the brilliant people behind the Museum of Broken Relationships have created a space to celebrate all of these 'heartbreak stories and symbolic possessions', with spots in both Zabreg and L.A. They describe it as 'a museum about you, about us, about the ways we love and lose' - and we think it's amazing 💔
You can send in your own items to add to their collections or add 'breakup pins' to their map of break ups. It's a wonderful way to turn all your shitty shitty relationshit shitness into, well, a piece of art. Here's a taste of some of the items and messages to exes but head to the website to hear the full stories...
Wait, is 'settlement' a thing?
The greatest thing you'll ever learn...
...is just to love and be loved in return
'...we both loved each other then 9 months into the relationship things started to get weird I found out he was talking to another girl he claimed was his "cousin" (which was a lie)'
'...there wasn´t really a breakup because that wasn´t really a relationship. What I have now from him are a few vague memories and a most amazing child'
'...I was just a numberless page in the book of her life, and her endless search for the man that left her behind all those years back'
'...he gave me this oversized t-shirt the first night we slept together'
This is the most powerful message to an ex ever... and not one 'fuck' given
Have you ever seen a sight as sad...
...as this unloved solar-powered snowman?
So, we kind of thought this would be sort of funny and a little bit cringe... we didn't expect that it would be quite so sad. No break up is the same but all of the 'brokenships' seem to share one thing - a pretty great love story.