Museum of Broken Relationships

The Museum of Broken Relationships. Zagreb, Croatia.The Museum of Broken Relationships was on my must see list before going to Zagreb. People from all over the world send in their contribution as therapy or simply just to share their stories of their break up.

The broken caterpillar. One of the items at the Museum of Broken Relationships. Zagreb, Croatia.

“….Every time we would see each other we would tear off one leg. When we ran out of legs to tear, that would be the time to start a life together……”

The axe used to chop the furniture's of the ex in small pieces. One of the items at the Museum of Broken Relationships. Zagreb, Croatia.

The axe used to chop the furniture’s of the ex in small pieces. Read the full story; http://bit.ly/2i1vQMj.

However, broken relationships are more than two (or more often, one) lovers deciding not to stay together anymore. Broken relationships can also be a parent leaving their child and not return, someone dying of disease or natural causes, and also betrayal. The exhibition also had a collection of items from refugees.

The betrayals are obviously many, with numerous examples of infidelity, but also the betrayal of trust for the girl that was raped by the summer camp teacher.. The latter represented by the police report.

The police report after a rape at a summer camp. One of the items at the Museum of Broken Relationships. Zagreb, Croatia.

The police report filed 24 years after the rape happened. “…I loved to sit on his knees. I used to call him my big teddy bear…. The last night of my stay, he woke me up and took me out of the dormitory. I walked holding his hand under the sky full of stars after a hot summer day. I was happy. He took me to his room, tickled me, it made me laugh. Then he raped me. It was hell. He made me promise not to say anything otherwise I would die. I didn’t say anything. I was nine years old…..”

I found myself walking around among the items for hours, reading every single story. I sure have had my share of bad stories with men, but most of these top them all…

So many items, and so many sad stories at The Museum of Broken Relationships. Zagreb, Croatia.

So many items, and so many sad stories at The Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb.

Then for some cute details after all the sadness; the museum shop has “bad memories eraser”, and the WiFi password in the cafe is “just friends”.

Do you have a story or an object from a former relationship you want to share? The Museum of Broken Relationships can help you get them of your chest.

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