9 ways to dispose of gifts from your ex to help squash your feelings for him

If you keep gifts your ex gave you because you can’t bring yourself to get rid of them, it might make things harder for you every time you look at them and remember. How do our readers handle gifts from former lovers? We surveyed women and found nine ways to dispose of gifts from an ex.

1. Throw them all out immediately after breaking up

“I’ll just remember and become sad every time I look at them anyway.” Some women collect all the gifts their boyfriends ever gave them and throw them out so they can forget as quickly as possible. It’s true that if you get rid of everything that could trigger memories of your past love, you can feel more refreshed and prepared to embark on a new romance.