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.
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.
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…
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.