Healing after a breakup takes time. And it doesn't matter if you were dumped or did the dumping or that everyone is telling you that you will eventually start feeling better, you can't help but think that no one could have ever experienced the things you went through. So give yourself the green light to get over it your way.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of ways people are dealing with their exes and it proves that there is no perfect recipe. From passive-aggressive gestures to constructive conversations, scroll down to check out the entries and upvote your faves.

#1

Found The Heart Of My Ex

Found The Heart Of My Ex

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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1 year ago

That actually looks cool.

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Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D., a Professor Emerita of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, said there’s very little scientific evidence on that emotional limbo in which separated couples find themselves. However, one recent study by psychologists David Sbarra and Jessica Borelli does stand out.

#2

My Uncle's Halloween Costume Is The Scariest Thing He's Ever Known, His Ex-Wife

My Uncle's Halloween Costume Is The Scariest Thing He's Ever Known, His Ex-Wife

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Emerald Joanna
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1 year ago

That is nice make up skills!

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The researchers explored the question of which partners are able to reorganize their sense of self during the separation and which are not. The 89 adults who participated in the study (two-thirds female) were separated for about 3 months from their partners. Their marriages had lasted on average 14 years and they were about 40 years old. Roughly half had initiated the separation. Also, the participants were tested more than once. A few months after completing the initial study, they returned to allow the researchers to evaluate how they were adapting to their separations throughout the time.

#3

When Love Is Over

When Love Is Over

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Lauren Caswell
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1 year ago

Ok that 'after' tattoo is really cool

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The follow-up showed that attachment style and emotional self-control did, in fact, influence self-concept outcomes. "The partners whose sense of self remained in disarray were the ones who were high in attachment avoidance (i.e. who preferred to remain distant) and who also had difficulty regulating their emotions while completing the lab task measuring their distress when talking about their partner," Whitbourne explained the results. "In contrast, the avoidantly attached who could control their emotional responsiveness were able to reorganize their sense of identity more successfully over time. Attachment anxiety, somewhat surprisingly, did not play a significant role in determining the adjustment to separation."

#4

It's Valentine's Day And My Ex-Girlfriend Sent Me This, So I Replied With This

It's Valentine's Day And My Ex-Girlfriend Sent Me This, So I Replied With This

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1 year ago

Hahaha in many cases this is so true.

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When you think about it, if a person is high on avoidance, why should he or she suffer any ill effects at all during a separation? Wouldn’t the person who tends to remain cold and distant do OK after the relationship ends? "This is where emotional control comes into play. If you can keep your closest relationship from penetrating your sense of self, you can survive the breakup, but only if you can also keep thoughts about your partner and the relationship out of your awareness," Whitbourne said. "Otherwise, they’ll haunt you, threaten your sense of self, and prolong your sense of distress. The only way that a highly dismissive person can survive a breakup is if that person can also “deactivate” or turn off all thoughts of the partner."

#5

Came Across A 10-Year-Old Photo That Had My Brothers Ex-Wife In It And My Ex In It. Instead Of Deleting It I "Fixed" It

Came Across A 10-Year-Old Photo That Had My Brothers Ex-Wife In It And My Ex In It. Instead Of Deleting It I "Fixed" It

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Supac Takur
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1 year ago

help, I shrunk my brother

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Basically, the study suggests that people high in attachment avoidance don't really make great marital partners. "They can be cold and distant, especially - as we’ve just learned - if they can also switch their emotions to the off position when things become stressful."

Once the breakup happens, however, this research shows that it’s vital to find a way to put the pieces of your identity back together. "If you can’t find a way to incorporate the breakup into your sense of who you are as a person, moving on will become even more challenging than it might otherwise be. As distressing as your thoughts may be, by allowing them to filter back into your consciousness, perhaps ever so slowly you will be able to move on and emerge with a new – and stronger- sense of self."

#6

Netflix & Zero Chills

Netflix & Zero Chills

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Hermione Granger
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1 year ago

This is so smart

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#7

Best Ex Ever

Best Ex Ever

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
Community Member
1 year ago

That is actually quite a nice gift from an ex unless it is poisoned or laden with spit or other bodily fluids.

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#8

My Wife Sent Me Our Son's Music Results With The Comment "I Can Think Of, Like, 7 Ex-Boyfriends Who Needed A Scoresheet Like This"

My Wife Sent Me Our Son's Music Results With The Comment "I Can Think Of, Like, 7 Ex-Boyfriends Who Needed A Scoresheet Like This"

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Radek Suski
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1 year ago

that cracked me up

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#9

I Kicked My Loser Ex Out Of My House And Got A New Piece Of Art

I Kicked My Loser Ex Out Of My House And Got A New Piece Of Art

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Asi Bassey
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1 year ago

Here in Nigeria, all our walls are made of cement blocks and mortar. Partners learnt very long ago not to kick or punch them when angry.

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#10

Ex-Fiancée And Ex Best Man Are Now Dating. He Left His Wii At My Place. I Made Sure To Get It Back To Him

Ex-Fiancée And Ex Best Man Are Now Dating. He Left His Wii At My Place. I Made Sure To Get It Back To Him

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

hmmmm...glitter bomb

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#11

I Am Not A Graphic Designer. I Needed To Remove My Ex-Wife From A Vacation Picture In Mexico. How Did I Do?

I Am Not A Graphic Designer. I Needed To Remove My Ex-Wife From A Vacation Picture In Mexico. How Did I Do?

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Pittsburgh rare
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1 year ago

My longest and best relationship so far

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#12

I Went To A Party Where My Ex Girlfriend Was Present With Her New Boyfriend. This Was What I Was Wearing

I Went To A Party Where My Ex Girlfriend Was Present With Her New Boyfriend. This Was What I Was Wearing

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Emerald Joanna
Community Member
1 year ago

Bahahahaha...thats grand

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#13

My Favorite Picture Of My Ex-Wife

My Favorite Picture Of My Ex-Wife

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Monty Glue
Community Member
1 year ago

She is a keeper! (The photo that is)

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#14

Found My Ex In The Natural History Museum

Found My Ex In The Natural History Museum

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Iris
Community Member
1 year ago

Good one 😂😂

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#15

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

Made me laugh so hard .... I should feel guilty now :-)

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#16

I Split Up With My Boyfriend Yesterday. I Fell Asleep While He Was Packing And He Stole My Toilet

I Split Up With My Boyfriend Yesterday. I Fell Asleep While He Was Packing And He Stole My Toilet

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

Now it requires expert level aiming skills, and flushing is a problem.

Lynn Morello
Community Member
1 year ago

What a real shitty situation. Now was that a chocolate cake in the fridge?

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Dirk Daring
Community Member
1 year ago

She called the police, but when they arrived, they said they didn't have anything to go on.

Michele McWilliams
Community Member
1 year ago

Reddit-worthy comment.

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Supac Takur
Community Member
1 year ago

Those are my books, my CDs, my plants and MY TOILET!!!!!

mummy pig
Community Member
1 year ago

I actually can hear Ross screaming MY TOILET just the way he screamed MY SANDWICH

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Why would he take your toilet, unless it was a calculated revenge tactic?

Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, assholes do need something that doesn't mind their crap

Ann Dominici
Community Member
1 year ago

While this is an inconvenience and an expense, it totally shows what an a--hole this idiot is and you are so lucky to be rid of him.

Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

So you did not hear him removing a toilet? I call BS on this one

Kim Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

Not necessarily. I'm a person that sadly sleeps through fire alarms and have had to be carried out because I still wasn't awake. It's not something I can help and I know of some people that sleep through even louder sounds. Also, it is very possible that where she was sleeping was nowhere near the bathroom in this instance.

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louis porter
Community Member
1 year ago

He can tell everyone he left A-hole.

Denise Mclean
Community Member
1 year ago

In some countries this is the actual toilet, no paper is the crime ?

Ethan Collard
Community Member
1 year ago

how do you steal a toilet???

Helddj Gosfarot
Community Member
1 year ago

with tools

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Kinga Złotkowska
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1 year ago (edited)

Maybe he just needs a reminder from her great as... holy shit! Butt why the toilet paper?

Akos Fellner
Community Member
1 year ago

Woww. How generous was your boyfriend!

Daniel Mason
Community Member
1 year ago

He took everything except the kitchen sink! Oh wait, he literally might have taken that too

Don Powell
Community Member
1 year ago

Good luck explaining that one to the landlord.

No you didn't
Community Member
1 year ago

Even worse, he took the toilet paper too.

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
1 year ago

i think taking the toilet is worse

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Scratch
Community Member
5 months ago

He also made off with the toilet paper.

Robin Childers
Community Member
5 months ago

When my ex-bf and I split I cut up the t-shirts he'd give me and used them for toilet paper. Good thing he never gave me his fancy letterman jacket! ha!

Danielle Renee
Community Member
1 year ago

wow...that is next level petty!

Little Queenie
Community Member
1 year ago

what the fuck bro??!!!

danielw
Community Member
1 year ago

well, now you can fix the paint.

Shull GaRett
Community Member
1 year ago

King took his throne when leaving the throne room xD

Trevor Hardy
Community Member
1 year ago

That tile work is bad

Jessica Manning
Community Member
1 year ago

At least they can paint that spot they couldnt get to before lol 🤣

Julinda
Community Member
1 year ago

Wtf? Just an ASS!

VeryDarkMatter
Community Member
1 year ago

splitting up must be so relaxing and soothing to some people.. I mean..falling asleep in that situation.. wow 🤣

Roberto Durante
Community Member
1 year ago

WT.......LOL

Sharon Ingram
Community Member
1 year ago

And your toilet paper.

Michelle Dodson
Community Member
1 year ago

WOW. You know you can sue him for that, right?

Cathy Carey
Community Member
1 year ago

Now you can get one of those fancy bidets to replace him.

SarcasticGamer
Community Member
1 year ago

howwww?

Leisa Farrow
Community Member
1 year ago

Nice guy. Who does that!?!?!?

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
1 year ago

wow!!!!!!!!!!! bitter!

gracefullikeagazelle
Community Member
1 year ago

Reminds me of a couple of rest stops my parents and I encountered traveling around India...

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

Didn't even leave toilet paper.

Rita O'Neil
Community Member
1 year ago

Thank God that knucklehead is gone. You saved yourself from that trainwreck. God knows what else he would have done. He really should admit himself and get evaluated. Seriously, who does that....absolutely no one but your ex.

Joel Blazquez Sargatal
Community Member
1 year ago

They had shared so many special moments. Just let them be

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

The empty toilet paper roll is the cherry on top of that petty pie, lol.

Jace
Community Member
1 year ago

Who the fuck DOES this??

Carlota Ocón
Community Member
1 year ago

Epic. I'm doing that next time

Nick Fletcher
Community Member
1 year ago

so just pretend you're in india now

Suzanne Dunne
Community Member
1 year ago

That's one sicko , well rid

Erik Kronowetter
Community Member
1 year ago

Grand theft potty over there

John Napier
Community Member
1 year ago

This shits gotta stop

Clavelle
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol.

Daniel da Silva
Community Member
1 year ago

Now you don't have to deal with his shit anymore.

Annemarie Mattheyse
Community Member
1 year ago

:-O

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

And left the toilet roll empty!

Deany Cheramie
Community Member
1 year ago

And the toilet paper...

Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

and he didn't even change the toilet paper

Martatata
Community Member
1 year ago

There are still countries in the world where a whole in the floor is actually a toilet.

~~ZoEy~~
Community Member
1 year ago

Also no T. P! LMAO!!

Asi Bassey
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1 year ago

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Lea Springstead
Community Member
1 year ago

Epic break up move

Faith Olson
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1 year ago

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that is retardedly funny

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1 year ago

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Your shit isn't his problem anymore.

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#17

My Friend Was Just Cheated On. This Is The Valentine's Card She's Sending Her Ex

My Friend Was Just Cheated On. This Is The Valentine's Card She's Sending Her Ex

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That one marvel fan
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1 year ago

Genius

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#18

Damn Ex-Wives

Damn Ex-Wives

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Id row
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1 year ago

Ouch. Hope he actually deserved it.

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#19

Bitter Man Buys The House Next Door To His Ex-Wife And Installs An Interesting Sculpture

Bitter Man Buys The House Next Door To His Ex-Wife And Installs An Interesting Sculpture

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Olga Antonova
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1 year ago

Looks like he has sick obsession with her

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#20

My Ex-Wife Just Gave Me This For My Birthday

My Ex-Wife Just Gave Me This For My Birthday

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D. Pitbull
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1 year ago

Omg. I need that mug. Uncle Iroh is. the. BEST.

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#21

This Guy Had Pictures Of Him And His New Wife Printed On His Checks So He Could Write His Ex Alimony With Them

This Guy Had Pictures Of Him And His New Wife Printed On His Checks So He Could Write His Ex Alimony With Them

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Tiari
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1 year ago

Checks seem like such an outdated concept to me. Why would anyone use them?

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#22

Finally Found The Perfect Gift For My Ex

Finally Found The Perfect Gift For My Ex

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A Water Bottle
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1 year ago

Gold digger

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#23

My Ex Was Bitter About Our Break Up And Started Comparing Me To Taylor Swift. This Was My Response

My Ex Was Bitter About Our Break Up And Started Comparing Me To Taylor Swift. This Was My Response

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Beeps
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1 year ago

Nice handwriting!

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#24

My Friend Received Some Flowers From Her Ex The Other Day

My Friend Received Some Flowers From Her Ex The Other Day

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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1 year ago

Pffft bahaha

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#25

My Ex Sent Me A Postcard

My Ex Sent Me A Postcard

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Karen Dyer
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1 year ago

Why even stay in touch, or send them anything? Be done with them as soon as you walk out the door.

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#26

While Preparing For My Garage Sale, I Found A Pendant My Ex Gave Me. I Decided To Be A Little Creative With Selling It

While Preparing For My Garage Sale, I Found A Pendant My Ex Gave Me. I Decided To Be A Little Creative With Selling It

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Laura Zappenduster
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1 year ago

I dont´t like that one. I woul´d have sold it for the real price. A better "revenge" in my opinion.

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#27

Paid For My Ex’s Glasses And Decided To Spend A Little Extra For An Engraving

Paid For My Ex’s Glasses And Decided To Spend A Little Extra For An Engraving

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Supac Takur
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1 year ago

but can he/she read it without glasses?

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#28

Just Returned My Ex-Girlfriend To The Store

Just Returned My Ex-Girlfriend To The Store

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Jace
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1 year ago

From what I’ve seen, usually it’s the guys who call women “hoes” that are the problem...

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#29

When You Get A Divorce

When You Get A Divorce

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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1 year ago (edited)

Getting a tattoo of your significant other or their name is silly. I am happily married and I would never do it. You never know what the future holds and tattoos are forever. This person was lucky that the tattoo was able to be covered up but it’s not always the case.

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#30

Pulling The Plug On My Ex-GF

Pulling The Plug On My Ex-GF

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ƒιѕн
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1 year ago

All you have to do is log everyone out and change the password.

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