Depending on how the break-up went, there’s usually a few ways you can dispose of the reminders of a relationship gone wrong.
You can bundle things off to Vinnies, be the bigger person and organise a drop off, or worst case scenario, build a boyfriend bonfire a la Friends and torch the lot.
For those who don’t want to set off their fire alarms, the new [Museum of Broken Relationships|https://brokenships.com/|popup=true] in Los Angeles might be another option.
Packed with 115 donated items – each with a card detailing the relationship details and demise - the museum displays real-life mementos of love affairs gone wrong.
LA lawyer John Quinn established the museum after getting inspiration from a similar exhibit he visited in Zagreb, Croatia.
“Anyone can relate to these stories,” John told The Wall Street Journal. “Even if it’s only to think, wow I thought I had it bad. This person had it much worse. This person got over this. I can do it too.”
And forget that spare pair of undies or some half-used deodorant, there’s some seriously weird and wonderful items in this collection, including a bag full of used contact lenses, a giant dinosaur piñata, a transplant caregivers manual (he ended the romance after receiving new lungs), and an iron used to iron a groom’s suit before a wedding.
Curators say anyone can donate an item, and the museum also has a confessional booth where visitors can sit and re-live their heartbreak in as much detail as they want.
Hear that, Taylor Swift? A new break-up museum in LA. Surely this has got your name all over it…