Breakups, divorce, and the parting of ways can leave a person who's devoted so much to a relationship hurt or in some cases, relieved. Amicable or not, the whole separation event can drum up a storm of emotion. And in the middle of that storm, decisions may have to be made as to what to do with kids, jewelry, houses, property, pets, etc.

We asked Lafayette men and women who have been through a split with a significant other, what they ended up keeping that their ex had given to them prior to the breakup. The answers were astounding, everything from PTSD to a gold-dipped rose.

 

Lafayette Men and Women Tell All: What I Kept When the Ex Left Me

"Emotional damage." -Amy D.

"3 kids he disowned." Helena D.

"Keurig. I do love my coffee." -Maria P.

"Debt." -Brandi B.

"PTSD." -Wynter K.

"Kids." -Dean P.

 

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My radar detector, jewelry, big ass speaker...he may be my x but that does not mean I have to get rid of everything he gave me. -Sandy B.

 

"Kids and a gold-dipped rose." -Michelle R.

"A headache." -Christina R.

"Distrust." -Roger T.

"A very strong desire to never see her again." -Greg P.

"Trust issues." -Lisa S.

"A BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER!" -Brenda M.

"My 2 beautiful children." -Marc H.

 

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Jewelry! I'm never mad enough to throw away diamonds! -Staci H.

 

"Alimony." -Patty B.

"Divorce papers." -Brad S.

"Anxiety and PTSD." -Tammy W.

"Trust issues!!!! Cheating." -Phyllis M.

"My golf driver." -Daniel D.

 

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A promise ring from high school that my daughter loves wearing today. -Holly B.

 

"Bad memories." -Marty C.

"My awesome son!" -Terry L.

"Bad memories and insecurities." -Rachel F.

"Kids and heartache." -Mona T.

"His last name, that's it." -Lela C.

 

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A beautiful daughter & handsome son & because of my children I have 5 beautiful grandchildren. -Kendra D.

 

"Courage and strength." -Dana L.

"Heartburn." -Troy R.

"My freedom and peace of mind." Carolyn P.

"First husband my two daughters, second PTSD." -Christina T.

"Teddy bear with my name on it." -Mary B.

"Gun case." -Michael B.

"A glass bunny." -Aimee F.

 

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Stuffed animals, a laptop, Cologne, a necklace, cassette mixed tapes, wall decorations, some shirts, etc. -Shawn C.

 

"I recycled the engagement ring! -Tammy M.

"Both of them gave me trust issues!" -Dianne S.

"Graduation photo." -Suzanne E.

"Rings." -Michael L.

"The best part of him, beautiful children!" -Kia A.

 

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A good knowledge of what a male idiot looks like...lol. -Tina R.

 

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