Most of us have at least one ex we’re still harboring hostile feelings towards. These people didn’t even try to hide what they really think of their former partners, and in hilarious ways went ahead and flaunted their resentment to the world.
Swiftly dealt with
When this girl’s ex was bitter over their breakup, and couldn’t let it go, he started comparing her to Taylor Swift for some reason (we would take that as a compliment, to be honest).
But this girl cleverly used his comparison against him, and when returning a ring he had given her during happier days of their relationship, she used the lyrics of one of Taylor’s most famous songs to really drive home the message of how over they were. Just shake it off, man.
Love is blind
When we we fall in love, we often lose all common sense, and our ability to see clearly when it comes to the person we’re falling for. Only long after it’s over can wee see the person for who they really were – and that can sometimes be a pretty sobering wake-up call.
This person is at least at the stage where they can laugh about that doomed relationship they were involved in. But they definitely don’t want to be friends with this ex. Good riddance.
Never a good idea
Never get a tattoo of your significant other’s face. It seems like a great idea when you’re all excited and newly in love, but it’s a very risky move.
Sadly enough, almost half of all long-term relationships and marriages eventually end in divorce. And if (or when) that that day comes, you are likely to feel pretty bitter over having your former sweetheart’s face on your body. And in your desperation to cover it up – you might get an even worse tattoo you’ll also end up regretting…
Resentfulness turned into humor
Better laugh at your past mistakes than cry over something you can’t change anyway. That’s probably the best attitude to adopt when it comes to those exes you hold a grudge towards. This man has clearly embraced this mindset completely, and it looks like it works!
For a Halloween party he dressed up as the scariest thing he knows – his ex-wife. This is a great way to channel all your resentment, anger, and hurt feelings into something creative. Talk about therapeutic!
Have fun with Michael
Jealousy is a common reason relationships fall apart. This is pretty understandable, since a relationship without a strong foundation of trust will easily crumble at every sign of potential trouble in paradise.
A girl on Twitter shared this memorable text conversation she had had with her ex. In his defense, maybe she could have made it a little more clear she was talking about the store. But the fact that he immediately got suspicious tells us things were going downhill between these two long before the Michael incident.
Glad you’re not here!
If this person was unsure about how their ex felt about them, this post card made that painfully clear. Imagine getting this reminder your ex is living it up, vacationing at some exotic location, while you’re just at home doing the same old things. But on second thought, something about this is suspicious.
If this person is having so much fun, why is their ex someone they’re even thinking about, let alone sending a postcard to? Looks like someone isn’t over their ex…
A taco will never leave you
If you part ways with someone you’ve shared a life with, all those pictures from vacations, birthdays, and Christmas celebrations can turn into painful reminders of a past you’re trying to move on from. But it’s also a shame to just throw away so many great pics.
This guy decided to transform all those awesome snapshots from that Mexico vacation he enjoyed so much, into pics more fitting for his current single status. We think he did great!
Is that irony?
Even in cases where a divorce is a mutual decision and both parties try to keep things civil, it’s not a fun thing to go through. But breaking up with someone who has a sense of humor will probably help. This guy received a pizza from his ex, in honor of the one-year mark since their divorce.
Seems like a pretty friendly ex, but of course we have no way of knowing if this was done from a friendly place, or out of pettiness. Perhaps he’s allergic to cheese?
There is a special kind of satisfaction in knowing the ex who didn’t think you were good enough in some way, has a new partner who thinks you’re awesome. Far from everyone is lucky enough to experience that sense of validation, but Twitter user Roxi Horror did.
Sure, her sense of power comes from a place of pettiness. But feeling just a little smug over something like this does a broken heart good. We hope Roxi’s next triumph will be finding a guy who knows to appreciate her comedic genius.
Good thing there’s photoshop
This picture was originally of two happy couples. Two brothers, one with his wife and one with his long-term girlfriend. But things changed, and for whatever reasons – both couples split up. But instead of looking at this as a picture to throw away, one of the brothers decided to put his sharp Photoshop skills to use.
When looking at the picture to the right, it looks perfectly natural and not as if anyone is missing. Just two happy brothers who will always have each other’s backs.
A work of art
Many who get dumped are left feeling hurt and unappreciated by their former partners. But it’s important to not let another person’s decision to no longer be with you reflect on your self-esteem. This guy definitely knows that.
Comparing yourself to a piece of art would come across as pretty conceited under normal circumstances, but we think this guy should be celebrated. Yeah Declan, you are a piece of modern art! No one gets you, but that doesn’t make you any less valuable!
Garage sale comeback
This woman was holding a garage sale, and among all the clutter in her basement came across an expensive pendant she got from an ex she’s particularly un-fond of. And her way of using it to get back at him was a little unusual.
According to her note, the pendant was worth quite a pretty penny – but she had decided to sell it for peanuts. We think it would have made a lot more sense to sell it to the highest bidder, but hey, to each their own.
No more Netflix for you
Mooching off of a Netflix account that isn’t yours, is the modern way of being cheap (because let’s be real, it’s not exactly expensive). But making sure your ex can no longer use your Netflix account, is the ultimate yet subtle way to show that person they are out of your life for good.
It’s just a bummer you won’t get to see their face when they popcorn bowl in hand, ready for a movie night, realize they’ve been kicked off of the account.
We can almost hear the resentment in this guy’s voice, when he posted this picture with the caption “my favorite pic of my ex-wife”. Sure it’s a little mean, but it’s also hilarious.
This picture probably made them both laugh in the past, because it really is a perfectly timed photo (and we of course hope she wasn’t seriously injured!). These two might not be on great terms anymore, but as they say: when life gives you lemons – turn them into sarcastic jokes about your ex!
Didn’t see that one coming
We’re not sure whether to laugh or cry about this one! The young lady who posted this picture said she had broken up with her boyfriend, and fallen asleep as he was packing up his stuff. When she woke up, he was gone – and had taken the toilet with him.
Now, we get you can sometimes let your emotions get the best of you right after a break-up. But leaving your ex without a functioning toilet, that’s beyond evil.
Really rubbing it in
Some people let their resentment of their exes take over their entire lives, in ways that are really not healthy. This man is clearly one of those.
He used pictures of him and his second wife as backgrounds for customized checks, just so he could use them to write his former wife alimony checks. Dude, why aren’t you living in the now, grateful to have a new wife, rather than waste energy on the past?
At least you got a cake
Wow, this is pretty impressive. Plenty of guys and gals out there don’t ever get home-made birthday cakes even by their current partners – but this guy had his ex make on for his big day! Sounds like love to us.
Ok, we’re ignoring the not so sweet message on top, but let’s not focus on that tiny detail. Any girl who invests hours in baking and decorating a cake for you, cares – no matter what she says.
Happy as a clam
People handle divorce differently, especially when the decision isn’t completely mutual. A reddtior going by the username ironmike posted this picture, one year after his divorce. In the caption he stated he is just as happy about the decision today as he was then.
Good for you Mike, but we have a feeling your wife doesn’t share that opinion. Judging by her facial expression, she’s looking forward to signing those divorce papers about as much as having a root canal.
Love yourself first
We’ve all heard the cliches of how you should love yourself first, and how relationships come and go but the one you have with yourself is forever. This guy has taken that to heart.
He photoshops his own face onto every single picture of him with his ex, essentially turning those once sweet memories into hilarious pieces of meme worthy art. Hey, whatever works for you dude. But don’t forget to also invest some time into moving on, and finding a new girl to create happy memories with.
What a treat
Oh, what a burn. Most engagement rings are beyond pricey, but this guy wanted to rub it in his ex’s face how little he had invested in their relationship. Sure he posted this for the world to see, but probably mostly because he knew she would also see it.
A meal at Chipotle is about as cheap as it gets to eat out, and we honestly don’t know how he found such a dirt cheap engagement ring.
Told you so!
We really hope this guy is ok and doesn’t have a serious medical condition. At least his sense of humor, and need to take verbal jabs at his ex, seem to be very much in prime condition.
One of the reasons past relationship sometimes stay with us, are all those insults that are etched forever in our memories. Being called all kinds of rude things by someone you love, is not easy to forget. Hang in their buddy, we all believe you have a spine!
Out of all the creative ways to insult or mock an ex we’ve seen on this list, this might be one of the most original – and savage. Walking around and getting educated at The Natural History Museum, this guy was stopped in his tracks by this boring sponge.
Not by how fascinating it was (let’s be real, that’s the least fascinating wonder of nature we’ve ever seen), but by how much it reminded him of his ex. And of course he had to share that smug insight with the world.
Your friend is always right
When it comes to your partner, if you really want to know if they are good for you – ask you best friend. A real loyal, loving friend will tell you the truth – even when it’s not pretty.
Kada clearly had to learn the long and hard way her boyfriend was far from a gentleman, but her friend had realized this (and been vocal about) it long before. So much so the cheater had the audacity to blame her for the breakup. Lol is really all there is to say here.
Keeping it simple
We’ve already mentioned getting a tattoo of a partner is usually not a good idea, and that goes for names too. But at least names are a little easier to cover up should that guy or gal turn into an ex. However, this guy hilariously enough didn’t even try to hide the fact his tattoo had previously said “Francesca”.
Rather than covering that simple tattoo and transform it into a symbol, an animal, a landscape, anything – he did this. San Francisco has never looked less impressive
Pulling a Mariah Carey
Sometimes, the best way to get over an ex you can’t physically avoid – is to literally pretend like they are air whenever they’re around. If your former partner goes to the same school or the same clubs, and you really don’t want to speak to them but they insist on coming up to you – just pull a Mariah Carey.
For those who don’t know what that means, Mariah has famously pretended she has no idea who J.LO is, on several occasions (for unknown reasons).
The truth hurts, but let’s be real: if a relationship ends, you were clearly not right for each other anyway. Perhaps you grew apart, perhaps you were never compatible – either way, breaking up is probably for the best. This short but to the point text conversation shows not everyone realizes this.
One person here is clearly still in the victim phase, where they feel like the breakup was a personal insult. The other has simply realized that person wasn’t right for them.
Turning to God always helps
Getting texts in the middle of the night from either a current fling or a former partner, usually leads to the kind of decisions people end up regretting. But not this guy. He handled this late-night text like a pro.
His ex-girlfriend was clearly looking for some attention, but Darwin here didn’t take the bait. Instead he encouraged her to read the Bible. We hope for her sake she got the hint, and realized this ex has no interest in staying friends.
Chloe is now a tree
This is one of the better tattoo saves we’ve seen, and it turned out a lot prettier than the original. A very simple tattoo of just the name of a girlfriend, was transformed into a beautiful picture of trees, mountains, and the moon peeking out from behind.
Perhaps this is an example of healing from a breakup, and turning that pain from the past into art for the future. And it’s probably a relief to no longer get questions about who Chloe is (especially when on dates..).
Just move on, man
This the thing: as hard as it is to resist contacting someone who has left you, your pride and dignity will forever thank you if you succeed and push through those first lonely months without giving in. If the person wants to stay friends, they will contact you. But most likely, they won’t.
This person made that painfully clear, when they informed their heartbroken ex they would only get to see them when they post pics on their social media. Ouch.
Somehow both are creepy…
What’s worse than getting a tattoo of your girlfriend? Having the tattoo turn out horribly, and then have the relationship end. So what you’re left with is bad memories, and a hideous, creepy tattoo of someone you once loved…
This guy decided to turn the first questionable piece of tattoo art into a much more advanced once, but that is somehow equally as creepy. Perhaps a tattoo of a woman dressed up for “day of the dead” perfectly symbolizes his past relationship.
Pettiness millennial style
Regina here has an elaborate plan on how to get back on her former partner, in a very specific way. She has kept close track of said former partner’s use of her Netflix account. Rather than just change the password and shut her out immediately, Regina will bide her time.
There is nothing more frustrating than watching every single episode of your favorite show, anticipating the season finale, and then be unable to find the episode. That’s what the very near future has in store for this ex…
Many harbor anger towards their ex for a long time, but this guy decided to turn that anger into a permanent memory, and mark on his body. Maybe a friend should have told him to postpone this decision to after he had cooled off from the breakup.
But apparently this guy either didn’t have such a friend, or ignored their advice. So what used to be a tattoo of his ex, is now this terrifying devil. What’s worse? You tell us…
Missing me much?
When an ex reaches out after a long time, even if what they have to say is rude or an attempt at hurting your feelings, they are very much not over you.
This girl clearly just found it laughable her ex Joe tried to hurt her feelings by sending a video of him throwing away a picture of hers. We hate to break it to you Joe, but she isn’t the one still thinking about you after a whole year…
Pulling the “you’ll regret this” card when someone dumps you, is not a way to show self-respect. It’s always better to take a breakup like a man (or woman) and respect the other person’s decision.
This guy tried to make his ex feel bad about possibly having divorced a future actor. But she refused to give in to his taunting, and shut down that argument real fast. Not to be rude dude, but the odds of you making it in Hollywood are slim to none…
Taking it way too far
Yes, getting dumped hurts. But turning to illegal actions to take revenge or rub it in your ex’s face how angry you are – is not the right choice.
Not only can this lead to legal consequences that will affect your life forever. It’s also a fool-proof way your ex will stay your life-long enemy. Which is a shame. You don’t need to be your ex partner’s best buddy, but forgiving, forgetting, and moving on is much better for everyone in the long run.
It’s a bargain
The young woman in this snap decided that it was time to remind her ex-boyfriend what he was missing out on now that she was no longer with him.
Her snap showed her surrounded by all of the romantic things that the young ladies like to receive on special occasions, including a bunch of balloons and some lovely flowers. Her ex-boyfriend, though? He wasn’t worried at all by this. He simply sent back a snap of his open wallet, which hinted that he was much better off financially without her.
It’s a fair bet to say that when a couple splits, sometimes there’s a little bit of a disagreement about who gets to keep what. His favorite sweatshirt that she wore all the time? Oh, he can totally have that back.
That mixtape that she made him early in their relationship? She doesn’t want that back. But the driver of this beemer wanted to let the whole world know what she walked away with — er, drove away with — after they split up. Her vanity plate tells you all that you need to know about this breakup.
Made a spectacle of themselves
Anyone who wears eyeglasses knows that a new pair of specs aren’t exactly cheap. By the time you invest in a pair of designer frames, spring for all of the add-ons, and actually pay for the glasses, you’re easily dropping a cool couple hundred bucks (or more!) on your new glasses.
This ex-partner had been generous enough to pay for their ex’s eyeglasses, but they weren’t going to let their gift go without one final dig: a custom engraving of the word LOSER on the inside of the temple. Ouch!
Still waiting for Mr. Right
Sometimes the easiest way to help get over a particularly nasty breakup is to make a joke about it. The creator of this meme clearly hasn’t forgiven their ex for ending their relationship, but at least they have a good sense of humor about it.
Even better, they didn’t let their nasty breakup deal a serious blow to their self-esteem, either. Instead, they’re feeling pretty self-assured, as this funny meme demonstrates. They know that their ex is never going to find someone as good as them.
Moving right along
If your heart has ever been trampled on by an ex, then you probably know firsthand how important it is to move on from your heartbreak. Why wallow in your grief when there are other people out there?
And what better way can you show this to the world than by announcing your engagement to someone else? The creator of this snap decided to rub it into his ex’s face that he bought a ring for someone else. If you ask us, it doesn’t really sound like he’s over her at all!
This friendship is over
When a couple starts dating, they’re more than just a boyfriend and girlfriend. They also quickly become their partner’s best friend, too. After all, a good relationship needs to have a solid foundation of common interests and values, right?
Therefore, it makes sense that after someone breaks up, they can still be friends with each other. Um…nope. The creator of this snap has made it very clear that “It’ll be better this way…” for the both of them if they don’t remain friends with each other.
Can we just talk about it?
This person was tired of their ex being so immature and begged them to at least talk to them about what had happened between them. Sadly, their ex wasn’t having it, as evidenced by this snarky text.
When asked if they’d grow up and talk about it in person, the ex replied that they’d have with them the chat in the parking lot of a Blockbuster video store. The only problem? Blockbusters don’t exist anymore. Well, that’s one way to tell someone that they aren’t down to meet, right?
Also, the moon and the stars?
The person in this text clearly hasn’t gotten over their ex, and based on this witty reply, they’re getting pretty tired of Paige always trying to get back with them. Finally, they replied, asking if Paige wanted to be the sun in their life.
Their ex was clearly thrilled by the chance to be back in their lives and replied with an excited “yes!”…only to discover that they were being told to keep very, very far away from their ex — to the tune of some 92,935,7000 miles!
Once upon a time, Sarah was the most important person in this person’s life. He believed in their relationship so strongly, in fact, he got her name tattooed across his chest. Sadly, the couple split up and went their own separate ways, but the tattoo remained.
Fortunately, a little bit of creativity goes a long way, and fixing this mistake was probably easier than their breakup. Instead of reading “Sarah,” it now reads “Sarahcha,” a play on words for a spicy type of hot sauce. That’s a spicy burn if there ever was one!
That’s ice cold
There are many reasons why a couple might break up. Maybe they were going different directions in life. Perhaps they realized that they didn’t have any interests in common and split up.
However, the person who shared this picture to their social media made it very clear why they were no longer together. Evidently their ex had a heart of stone…which was also encased in ice. Oof. We can only imagine that their ex-partner wasn’t very n-ice to them during their relationship, huh?
She’ll make him pay
When it comes to breaking up with a person, there are quite a few ways someone can go about doing it. A text may be brutal, but it’s also private.
They could also do it face-to-face in a conversation, too, though that can be awkward and uncomfortable. Emily, though? She not only wanted to let the whole world know that it was over between her and Steven, but why they broke up, too. And, as a parting shot, she let him know that he helped pay for her public declaration from their joint bank account!
Stole their heart and their money
It’s no secret that a relationship isn’t just a major emotional investment between two people. It’s also a significant financial investment, too. The moment a couple gets together and starts combining incomes, it can quickly lead to resentment and disaster if one person spends more than the other on the relationship.
While broken finances can be mended, a broken heart can take much longer to heal. That’s probably why someone thought it was necessary to add this remark to the note that was taped on this vending machine.
If only he’d answer the phone!
Sometimes a breakup can happen over silly misunderstanding. Maybe someone thought their partner had forgotten their birthday but they were actually planning a surprise party for them or something.
This woman from New Mexico clearly thought that their breakup was an innocent mistake and decided that if she could just talk to her ex, they can smooth things over. The only problem? She took it a little bit too far…to the tune of over 121,000 messages sent to him in a week. Suffice to say, he wasn’t interested.
A minor inconvenience
After a nasty breakup, some people can take things a little bit too far in expressing their displeasure to their ex. It’s not unheard of for people to burn their ex’s belongings or throw them away. This ex-girlfriend, though?
She was not only cool as a cucumber when plotting her revenge on her ex, but she was actually pretty clever about it, too. We’d like to take this moment to point out that while no cars were actually harmed in this picture, the owner of this ride was undoubtedly probably very annoyed.
Let them eat cake
What better way to commemorate a milestone event than with a slice of cake? A new birth in the family? A cake is the perfect treat for it. Someone graduated from college? Get a cake. And what about when a couple goes through a divorce?
Well, yeah, why not get some cake to celebrate it? While the cake clearly reads in piped frosting, “Sorry about the divorce!” the big grin on the woman’s face obviously reveals that she’s anything but sorry. Hopefully the cake made things all better, though.