Broken relationship #5

I continue with one more exhibit from Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships, a truly remarkable place.  This exhibit gives names and addresses, but remember that they’re on public display and that the donor knew they would be.


  1. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted October 24, 2018 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Not a broken relationship, but rather a family death, but…this exhibit reminds of Stanley Kubrick’s oldest daughter, Katherina, saying how she didn’t remove his cell phone number from her cell phone address book for a long time after his death.

    • Diane G
      Posted October 24, 2018 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

      My husband died 2.5 years ago; I haven’t yet wanted to have his name taken off my checks, my contact lists, several other docs & lists…

  2. Diana MacPherson
    Posted October 24, 2018 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    My take away from this is always keep separate accounts.

    • Mark R.
      Posted October 24, 2018 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, that’s “Healthy Relationship” rule #1 imo.

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted October 24, 2018 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

      I’m betting one or the other of ’em emptied out the account with check #1375.

    • Posted October 25, 2018 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

      My wife kept separate accounts for a while, to show her independence, mostly to herself, in my opinion. But she got over it. My own attitude is, in for a penny, in for every last pound. If this relationship fails, money will be a minor problem by comparison – even if I’m flat broke.

  3. Posted October 24, 2018 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    Could be worse…
    I heard a radio report this morning of a lover spurned, so he bumps her off and reports it as an accident.
    The police believed him but the family of the young women didn’t.
    Some time later, investigation backed up the family, he skipped the country.
    It’s a lottery out there.

  4. Michael Fisher
    Posted October 24, 2018 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    Luzia Ornelas poignant & seemingly fair & balanced message is in the singular. I assume she doesn’t use “we” because she didn’t ask Mr. Marcelo Godoy Simões’ permission to put his name on display for the world to see.

    Have I got that right I wonder?

  5. Randall Schenck
    Posted October 24, 2018 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Well, money is one of the major problems in marriage failures, that is for sure. To guess further on this one I would say drinking played a big role as it often does. So the check book history simply records the mess as it unfolds. Visits to Psychologists, Psychiatric ward, car accident, DWI and moving into separate apartments.

    Marriages go south for lots of reasons but drinking is a big one. Running around by one partner is another. Money is right in there as well. You would do well to work these issues out before getting married. Take if from someone who has been married 42 years.

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted October 24, 2018 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

      I don’t think ‘working these issues out before getting married’ is guaranteed to work. I could name innumerable things that could destroy a marriage. A bit like worrying about fatal diseases – relax, you’re not going to die from 99% of them, only one is going to kill ya. 😉

      What I can’t do is give a recipe for a successful marriage. Our marriage has lasted for 34 years, which is about four years less than our acquaintance and our relationship which are both of the exact same duration 😉
      so I know what works for us, but I would never claim it would work for anyone else.

      Or as a WW2 merchant-ship skipper said when he was asked his recipe for surviving the war, “Don’t get torpedoed”.


  6. Posted October 25, 2018 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Right you are! Asking how to survive a war is as useless as looking for a recipe for a successfull marriage If a relationship lasts a few months, whose fault is it? If it lasts 62+ years (our case), whose merit is it?

  7. Posted October 25, 2018 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    These are great. Awful, of course, but … keep them coming, and thank you.

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