Are You a Keeper?

While chatting with a close friend recently, a topic made it’s way into our conversation about keeping old photos and memorabilia from previous relationships.

I’ve known many women who would become **so **jealous they’d sneak into a man’s belongings and purposely destroy anything that had to do with former girlfriends.

This sort of thing never seemed to bother me much - It’s always been my opinion that IF someone is an EX of my partner, they are history for a reason. Being that EX also means that person played some significant role in the person my partner had become. Right?

That’s not to say that I’ve never been a ‘jealous’ type nor that there are some things that don’t make me jealous, but keeping tokens from previous relationships isn’t one of them.

As it turned out, my friend was disturbed that her partner still had old photos stuck in drawers along with a couple of greeting cards from an ex. The photos I could see hanging on to, memories can’t be replaced and that ex was only half of that memory. The greeting cards, to me, either needed to be put up where they weren’t so accessible or they needed to be tossed.

Are you a keeper? Ever dated a keeper? How did you or do you handle it?

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