Posted by Aston Avery

Are we a nation of heartbroken hoarders?

Research released today from eco-toilet paper brand, Who Gives A Crap, reveals over a third (35%) of UK adults who have been in a relationship have kept belongings that remind them of an ex-partner, with photographs (45%), cards (42%) and love letters (39%) proving the most popular items to hang on to. 

Paintings (8%) mugs (10%), and T-shirts (19%) also made the list of top 10 items that have been clung on to post-break up. And it seems that heartbreak hoarding is a growing issue with more than half (55%) having held onto something for more than 20 years and one in 20 admitting they’ve kept items out of spite.

With the study revealing 56% have sent or received a love letter and one in 10 having done so in the last year, Who Gives A Crap is offering jilted Brits the chance to rid themselves of their cursed correspondence and ‘flush’ their ex, just in time for Valentine’s Day, inviting the public to send in their old love letters and cards to be turned into 100% recycled toilet roll.

Aston spoke to relationship expert Gemma Nice.

Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash

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