Her Ex-Husband wanted half of the wedding pictures.

United States
June 29, 2007 9:48pm CST
My cousin married her first husband even though she had her doubts. The marriage didn't last a year. When they broke up he told her that he wanted half of the wedding pictures. I jokingly said to her that she should cut the pictures of him out of the photos and give them to him. We both laughed at the thought of it. Much to my surprise she then jumped up and grabbed the pictures and cut everyone just that way. He was really angry at her when he opened the envelope containing the pictures. He got his wish, he got his half of the pics.
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@psyche49f (2502)
• Philippines
30 Jun 07
that's taking his hint literally! LOL! Well, he got the other half alright...I'm sure he is upset by it. But for what reason did he need the wedding pics for? Probably as a keepsake...but what a remembrance when the other half, the wife's pic is missing! Their marriage could have been rocky since it did not last for a year...I'm sure there have been issues, some may even still be unresolved..your friend might not want to think about it...and the suggestion just fitted her needs...by cutting their wedding pics into two...
• United States
30 Jun 07
It totally took me by surprise when she did this.
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• United States
30 Jun 07
Wow that was cruel! I don't really think that's funny at all. Unless the guy beat her or was emotionally abusing her, then why be that mean? Did he say anything to her after he saw what she did? For the life of me, I can't even figure out why he would even want pictures of their wedding. Maybe to get nostalgic later on. lol
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@xenpen (90)
• United States
30 Jun 07
You don't have to be an abuser to be a jerk husband or wife.
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@Polly1 (12645)
• United States
30 Jun 07
That was great, hehe, haha. He sure did get his wish. You have to becareful what you wish for, you just might get it.
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@Darkwing (21583)
30 Jun 07
Lol... a good idea! I can't understand why he wanted half of the pics anyway. Was he being petty, or what? It's certainly a strange request for somebody whose marriage is breaking up to want half the wedding pics. Well done, your sister! Brightest Blessings.
@jennybianca (12912)
• Australia
30 Jun 07
Good move on your cousins part. My husbamnd went further than this. When he divorced his first wife, he threw all photos with her in them out. She didn't want any, & hubby certainly didn't. Later when he went therough many older photos, he collected all photos that contained his ex in them, which of course contained many of her family, & put the whole lot in his ex's parents letterbox.
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30 Jun 07
That's a first. Most men I know wouldn't want pictures of their ex-wives. When another woman came on the scene, she sure wouldn't want to see any pics of his ex. Well, all I can say is, be careful what you wish for!!
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@reinydawn (11643)
• United States
30 Jun 07
It's funny that you say that... About 3 months after I was married to my current husband (2nd marriage for both of us), his father asked him why he still has pictures of his x-wife around the house (new house, we bought it together). He didn't realize that he did (they were all pictures of the kids, that just happened to have her in them) so he took them down. He asked if it bothered me and I told him, not really, because they had his kids in them, although I did also tell him that I'm glad they were gone. Now that I think of it, there is one left, and it's in our bedroom of all places!!! She's in the (far) background of a picture of their kids with the governer of the state. It is harder when you have kids....
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@deebomb (15304)
• United States
30 Jun 07
That was the thought that ran through my mind when I read the head line cut the pictures in half. If they are finished and devoriced why would he want the pictures any way. The only reason to keep any would be for kids. And they wern't married long enough to have any. Yep Thays what I would do.
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@gabs8513 (48686)
• United Kingdom
30 Jun 07
Do you know Elusive that is exactly what I would have done if my Ex Husband would have asked as well Not that there many of them but yes I would have done just that so good on her
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@GardenGerty (157380)
• United States
30 Jun 07
You and your sense of humor! He can always go to the photographer and get new prints if he wants them that badly, but why on earth would either one of them want those pictures, the marriage did not last.I would have liked to have seen his face when he saw them.
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@brendalee (6082)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Well, I guess he got what he asked for.lol. That was very funny. I don't know why he would want the pictures anyway. If that had been me, I would have been burning those pictures out back in the burn barrel and making some smores.lol.
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@Shaun72 (15959)
• Palatka, Florida
30 Jun 07
That's funny and I can't say I to much blame her either.
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@villageanne (8553)
• United States
1 Jul 07
LOL I assume it was a bitter divorce. LOL That is one way of doing it I guess. Bet he was mad. It is a shame they did not last longer than a year though. That is sad and they must have both felt alot of pain as a result of it.
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• United States
1 Jul 07
They were both quite young when the married.
@makingpots (11915)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Your cousin was obviously acting out of anger. She may regret it later, but who knows. I think I would have just let him have half of the pictures and left it at that. She could have used the time it took to separate out the pictures as a way to achieve closure on that phase of her life. That is probably what I would have done. But we all handle our hurts and anger differently.
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• United States
1 Jul 07
She was always one to act irrationally in the heat of the moment.
@fungurly1 (180)
• United States
30 Jun 07
I guess that is a little harsh. But if you think that what he deserved than okay. But now she nolonger has those pictures either. It was a weird thing to do to something that is supposed to be so important even if there no longer together. My mother still has the pictures from her first wedding. Her ex. husband has all the doubles. They both remarried and nobody has a problem with the pictures. I Don't know her ex.husband so I don't know if he was being mean about it. But if he really wanted the pictures you should have at least given him one good picture.. He may have wanted them for the memory of it. Now all he has is the memory that his ex-wife is mean or nasty to him and he'll be made at her for a long time. You should be able to be friends with someone before you marry them. If you can remain friends after a Divorce than you as mature enough to know what your doing. She was very childish in what she did. If it was the other way around how would she feel.
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@lingli_78 (12822)
• Australia
30 Jun 07
that's really mean... :-) but he gets what he wants... he wants half of the wedding pictures and that's what your cousin gives to him... i don't think there is anything wrong at all... :-) it is just so funny when i read this... i don't understand though why he still want the pic after he broke up with your cousin... that's really weird...
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@magikrose (5429)
• United States
30 Jun 07
That is his own dumb fault. What he should have done is said he would like to go through the wedding pictures and pick out the ones he would like to keep. Not say he wants half the pictures cause I would have done the same thing.
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@Marie2473 (8512)
• Sweden
30 Jun 07
Hmm, I am not sure that I like this. Maybe he just wanted them as a memorie of something that he might have thought was a good thing. I am not sure how tha marriage was and what made them divorce but I do belive that if they were just not suitable for eachother she should have given him some pictures =)
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@sunshinecup (7871)
30 Jun 07
LOL, he's lucky he didn't get half the ashes. When my first marraige ended, I had myself a little burning party and photos, certificates and few other things went up in flames. It was a part of my life I so glad was over. Do you know after that, I wasn't bitter anymore? It's as if I got rid of the anger along with that stuff. Maybe your cousin will as well with the cutting of the photos.
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@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
30 Jun 07
LOL that is a good one! I bet he was mad about that!
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• Australia
30 Jun 07
That is just taking it too far, if you even loved someone for a while, why would you be that cruel to them! I would stand on your cousin's ex-husbands side since he probably only wanted a good memory, but your cousin went ahead and cut him up, how slack is that! i mean, the idea of cutting all the pictures up is funny and kind of creative, but for her to actually do that is just going one step too far...... It was unnecessarily mean to him. Has he even done anything excessively bad to her like abuse her or play with her emotions? if he asked for the wedding photos, i do not think he was playing with her emotions, but actually did love her, at least at some point during the marriage. Do they have any kids between them? Your cousin really should be saying sorry to him, that is what i think......
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