There's a place where you can sell all the things that remind you of your ex
There are breakups, and then there are breakups. You know, the ones that completely devastate you, that make you want to get rid of every bit of memorabilia that might remind you of your ex. We’ve all been there, and it totally sucks.
But next time (although hopefully there isn’t a next time!!), instead of doing what you’re tempted to do — burn ALL those photographs, as well as the T-shirt your ex lent you — there’s a less messy solution, and one that can make you money, because the Internet is an amazing place.
Never Liked It Anyway is an online marketplace that allows you to sell anything your ex ever gave you. Founder Bella Acton came up with the idea after a breakup left her with two plane tickets that she no longer had any use for.
So here’s the deal: You can sell that stuff that is only causing you pain and use it to go buy a new outfit, take yourself out to eat, pamper yourself, or just be the badass you totally are. And if you have some fancy stuff left by your ex, you can stand to make some serious dough — the most expensive item sold on the site yet was a diamond ring, which went for $18,500.
But the catharsis doesn’t only come from selling that necklace your ex gave you last year. When you list your item, you can explain the reason why you’re getting rid of it, as well as your “bounce back plan,” or what you’re going to do with the money. There’s also a section of the site devoted to allowing those who are recovering from a bad breakup vent, grieve, and share advice. “We started Never Liked It Anyway to make moving on easier. It’s a place to shed the stories and the stuff,” Acton explained to Quartz.
You can also buy a “Bounce Back Stack,” a packaged advice section that can help you through even the most difficult of splits.
This sounds like the best breakup remedy ever. Not only is Never Liked It Anyway a community of people who are grieving and hurting that can lift each other up. . . let’s be real: it’s easier to move on when you’re making some cold, hard cash in the process.
(Images via Never Liked It Anyway.)