It’s the way it goes: when two people end a relationship or a marriage, sometimes one or even both of them goes a little haywire.
And I’ve been there!
I’ve never done anything too crazy, but I definitely lost my way a little bit in my younger days after a relationship ended…
But today we’re gonna get WILD.
AskReddit users talked about the craziest things their exes did after they got divorced.
Let’s take a look.
“Called me and pretended he had been hit by a car while we were talking.
He even tried to voice the crowd that had gathered around his “body.” God-awful acting, but pretty funny listening to him try to mimic a woman’s voice. Points for trying to be inclusive, I guess.
I think he was trying to get me to re-live my trauma of being on the phone with a friend who actually HAD been hit by a car while we were talking. Too bad he didn’t realize that hearing the real thing is worlds different than hearing a dumba** try to act it out.”
2. Didn’t fall for it.
“My ex faked jumping from the roof cause I broke up.
He was dedicated though, he actually dropped his d**n phone and then was mad that I didn’t fall for it.”
“Stalked me for 5 years. Would make fake social media profiles to try to follow me (which I would block endlessly) and would try to find where I worked so she could talk to me.
This lady cheated on me with 7 different men 2 months after we were married. I kicked her ass to the curb and made her sign the court papers. When we had our day in court she cried in the judges office while I just wanted to get this s**t done.
After, my dad was with me and he threw 50 dollars at her and told her to “change your f**king last name.” Good guy Pops.
I haven’t seen or heard from her in about 5 years, thank goodness.”
“My ex cheated on me the week my mom d**d in the hospital. She spent a year and a half trying to get in touch with me.
She would call my old work and make fake accounts trying to message me on FB. It was insane. She later sends a certified letter explaining she was sorry that she did what she did and that she aborted our child.
Wanted me to meet her somewhere so she could apologize face to face. She already married some other guy that she had children with and was still trying to get in touch with me. I never understood her.”
“After he realized I was never going back, he told his mom that I had been stealing from the family the whole time we were together.
Then he literally put it in writing that I had a key to his parents’ home and would sneak in and take his dad’s guns and his grandmother’s jewelry, and that he had been powerless to stop me.
It was always his druggie sister. Always. Anyone with eyes could see it, but no one in the family wanted to believe it.”
6. People are strange.
“After years of telling me she wanted a child, that she wanted to be a mom, that her life’s dream was to be a SAHM, she got pregnant with the first guy she slept with while we were getting divorced and put the kid up for adoption even before it was born.
This was a long standing thing with her, she always wanted something (car, house, dog, cat, marriage, etc) and the second she got it she immediately h**ed it.”
“My ex-husband started dating his stepmom who has been in his life since he was 11-years-old.
They’re still together almost 5 years later. His stepmom confessed her love of my ex to his dad a few years ago and they have since divorced. The dad is now dating a 21 year old.
I know all of this because I’m still close friends with my ex husbands sister.
It’s so messed up and I’m so grateful I left him when I did.”
8. Time to leave.
“When I told my ex-husband I wanted a divorce, the next day after I went to work he packed our entire house into a uHaul and put it in storage. Even with a court order he refused to give my stuff back. I left my marriage with the clothes on my back.
Years later he decided he was above the courts because he got away with that and took our son across country telling me he was moving with one day notice and told me I couldn’t do anything about it. Of course I promptly hired a lawyer and we went back to court and he lost joint custody but it took a year of fighting, chasing him down, and not seeing my son.
There are more stories but those are probably the worst.”
9. Lost it.
“After I filed for divorce she lost it….
CPS wouldn’t let her kids stay at the house because of the DV charge against her so they stayed at her parents. She purposely stayed at the house so that I couldn’t see my kids. I refused to be alone with her after for fear that she would hurt herself and blame me so I always went to the house with someone if I needed anything.
She got tired of this and decided to just removed everything from the house while I was at work. I mean everything that wasn’t in my kids bedrooms she took out of the house. Curtains, ceiling fans, all of the furniture minus the dining table that I don’t think she had room for. I thought well this sucks but at least she’s gone so I changed the locks.
She broke in and stole the locks the next day while I was at work ( left nothing but the holes in the doors to swing open in the wind ) took the window locks, cut the power cord to the garage door opener. Took the blender that I borrowed from my mom and popped the air mattress that I borrowed to sleep on.
Then she flipped off the main breaker to the house. Swore to the judge that someone else must have done it.”
10. All gone.
“My ex-wife told me I could leave my stuff in our house while I found somewhere else to stay.
I assumed this was a good-will effort to keep things as amicable as possible between us.
When I went to get my s**t she had burned it all. So that was rough.”
“Kidnapped the kids during their weekend visit and moved to a small town in the next state over. It took me 2 years to get them back.
She eventually burned all her bridges in the town she moved to and went home to her parents house. Since her parents were not pleased with her choices and were on my side during the whole deal they called me to let me know where she was. I went and got them.
This was over 20 years ago and they have both grown up just fine. I’ve since remarried and my 2nd wife has been a wonderful mother to them.
It took a lot of work to fix all the damage but it’s mostly ok. The biggest scars that lasted was that my son has a distrust of women with authority (that he has worked really hard to get over) and my daughter was afraid to start her own family because she worries she would turn out just like her mom. She finally got over that and is expecting our first grand baby this fall.”
“She called my company, talked her way up the chain to the president of the company (still don’t know how she managed that, but she’s smart) and told him I was crazy and had threatened to “do something drastic” at work…
Later I learned that she thought this would be a roundabout way of getting my address which I didn’t share with her after I moved out because she’s bats**t crazy.”
“Kidnapped my 3 boys from my house when I went on my first post-divorce date. Our loved and trusted babysitter was with them, I left dinner ready and kids bathed and already in their jammies.
Left for the movie theater when I got a text from my babysitter that she was sorry for not doing the dishes after dinner. So I texted back “Thats ok, I can do dishes later, but you’ve got a couple hours as well, the movie hasn’t started yet.” She was at home as my ex husband had shown up, lied and said he was supposed to have the boys that night and that I had said it was ok. I was livid. I knew he was a bit crazy, but I had no idea he was capable of this.
I stepped out of the theater, called him and he said “If you are going to be dating strangers and endangering the lives of MY kids, I will take them.”
Wtf. So I called the police, they did a report, we went to court and he was found in contempt for violating our parenting plan.”
“Called me on my birthday 2 years after divorce offering to make it special and was quite insistent that I take her up on that opportunity.
Was not amused to find out my GF (now wife!) had heard the entire conversation on speaker.”
15. Hell no.
“He basically got everything, house, car, furniture. I just wanted out.
Two years later he is broke and homeless, wanted to get back together.
Sorry, but hell no.”
“She would stalk my Reddit account and angrily text me if she didn’t like my posts talking about her cheating on me. I came home from seeing my grandmother on her d**th bed and found she had cheated.
She also texted me accusing me of sabotaging her attempts to get a job that requires a security clearance. Apparently it was my fault and not the fact she had already been denied a security clearance for mental instability.”
17. Saw that one coming.
“During the whole process of divorcing she insistent she wanted to be single and hadn’t cheated on me.
5 days before we sold our house she posted on Facebook that she was in a relationship with the guy I had asked about her cheating on me with.
A year later they were engaged, a year after engagement they are married.”
“The divorce was fairly amicable, but he met a woman on the internet and moved her into his apartment a month later. She h**ed seeing me because “I had hurt him” but was also apparently “still in love with him.” (spoiler: I was emphatically NOT.)
She decided that getting my son removed from my custody would solve all her problems, so she called my work and made ridiculously false allegations to my administrator about my conduct with students but sounded drunk/high and wouldn’t leave a name or contact information.
Admin pulled her number from the caller ID, and ex confirmed that it was that heifer’s Oregon phone number. I had to get a temporary protective order for her, so ex had her move out. Then she slashed my tires on Mother’s Day. (He confirmed that one after they broke up.)
Y’all, HE KEPT DATING HER FOR ANOTHER YEAR EVEN THOUGH HE KNEW ABOUT EVERYTHING! My therapist at the time told me that ex probably found her behavior FLATTERING.”
19. Don’t need that.
“My ex-husband messages/calls me every November. Our divorce was finalized November 2015. Last time I decided not to answer because I’m in a committed relationship. But every year, like clockwork.
Our divorce was messy to say the least and after our final court hearing we stood outside for like an hour talking about his girlfriend problems. I guess he just needed a friend but I don’t anymore. At least, I don’t need him as a friend.”
“Continuously texted at all hours threatening s**cide, I would rush over to do a welfare check and he’d open the door with a smile “Hey, since you’re here want to come in for a beer/s**?”
Starting upping it, I rush over, he’s nowhere to be found, I’m calling his parents, friends…turns out he was just at a bar. Another time he left a funeral playlist, a note, disappears off the face of the earth for almost a day, reappears so d**nk he almost ran into the house.
After that, I just couldn’t take it anymore, so the next time he started texting I warned him that I would call the police if he was being serious, but I wasn’t coming to check. He went 0-100 real quick about how he’d be d**d before they got here, etc.
So I called them, he ended up getting 5150ed for the night, VERY upset with me the next day, demanding a ride and so on. I hung up, called his mom, said not my mess anymore here’s the address.
So then he just found new ways to t**ture me for a few years but that one stands out the most.”
21. Miserable and broke.
“Immediately got married.
Maybe within 3 weeks was engaged in a very public way, in 3 months had adopted her child, and came crawling back 3 years later because she was codependent and broke and a bad mother/wife.
Rejected and they’re still together— and I presume, miserable and broke now.”
22. Holy s**t!
“She got married 7 more times!
I was husband #1 when we were 18 y/o, divorced by 20 y/o, and now at 44 she is getting her 8th divorce…”
“Ki**ed or Euthanized our dog, then lied about that he d**d of natural causes.
Given the dog was old and blind, but b**ch pleaded that she wanted a weekend with him, and then the next night sent me a fake txt that he passed away during the night at like 3 am because he coughed and then just stopped breathing.
That s**t wasn’t true, I found out later after finding and calling the vet she brought him to, that she bad mouthed me about and that he was suffering and needed to be put to sleep because he was in agony and I was supposedly letting him suffer. She had him out to sleep like the day she took him home, like 3 hours afterwards. Never got to say goodbye due to that b**ch.”
“While we were separated and working on our divorce, he would come whine to me about relationship issues. With my cousin, with whom he’d had an affair and for whom he’d left me.
Mind you, he’d moved in with not just her but her common-law husband. And then was upset by how many other boyfriends she had. This is my cousin who has more babydaddies than she has babies. Two of her offspring are simultaneously half-brothers and cousins. She’s never been known for her monogamy, in other words, but he claimed to have been in love with her since they were children, and this was magically supposed to make her return his affections.
Among the best witnessed-from-a-distance bits of this nonsense were him getting jealous of her visiting her husband and running her off the road in his work van, and generally hanging around screwing her instead of taking jobs, to the extent that there were trainees making more money than he was after he’d been there more than a year and he was eventually invited to resign or be fired.
Then there was the time he was doing armed security and, angry at how taking our children on a first date to Austin (he expected to be allowed to stay over at this woman’s apartment with his children and her children, and she was rightly horrified at the whole thing) didn’t go over well, had an argument with his girlfriend at the time–not my cousin, but the ex-wife of a different cousin–and drove to her house in his work vehicle to threaten her with a g**. This resulted in a firing, a restraining order, and loss of his right to carry a g**.
Then there was the girlfriend who insisted that if he really loved her, he’d move into the homeless shelter with her. So he fabricated being kicked out of his parents’ house and spent the requisite month sleeping outside on the shelter’s patio before intake, then spent years longer than the relationship living in the shelter, only finally leaving to move in with a woman he’d met a month earlier, after ostentatiously asking our children’s permission (as you can imagine, they felt they had no choice).
Basically it’s been thirteen years of reeling from one relationship to the next, all overlapping, and the kids pulled into them from the very first second. He’s currently trying desperately to find another girlfriend to move in with as the current one is kicking him out to move to Virginia with a new boyfriend of her own (this after some time of subjecting the kids to loud arguments over his p**n addiction and their d**d s** life) and naturally blaming me for the fact that his two oldest children both refuse to talk to him at all.
Two of my shortcomings as a wife, by the way, were being too classy (he quoted Confederate Railroad to me) and not providing the drama he felt requisite in a relationship.”
Okay, now we want to hear from you.
In the comments, tell us about the crazy things your ex did after you split up.
Let’s get wild!