Moving on from a romantic relationship is always a journey. From getting over the initial shock and grief to figuring out your new identity and place in the world – needless to say that some of us will need a little help from friends. Besides crying in your bedroom or going to therapy, there's a new exhibition in town that may offer the outlet you need. Happening at Main Street Commissary from now till May 31, the aptly named The EX-hibition is just it.
Do you have mementos from your ex that are now too painful to look at? Drop them off at the exhibition's Memory Dump and breathe a sigh of relief. Visitors are free to pick these keepsakes up and give them a new lease on life.
Or maybe you have words left unsaid – desperate pleas, unresolved anger, or heartfelt words of gratitude you're no longer in a place to convey. The EX-hibition has a section called Letter to My Ex, where you can air your thoughts with simple pen and paper or read and commiserate with what other heartbroken folks have to say.
At other stations, you can read past texts from other people's exes (or even submit your own), or sit down at tables laid out with conversational prompts. More than a gossip session, these activities and interactions are meant to help you process and reflect on your experience of love and loss.