When I was younger I often felt smug about the amazing-ness of my relationship and its superiority compared to his past relationships.
Then I grew up.
Now I’d be more inclined to write her a letter expressing empathy for all that she suffered and assure her that I too am suffering through all of the annoying habits he has. I’d never, NEVER, write an entire “Ode to the Bitch Ex” as multiple young girls are now doing in Instagram.
To say they are cringy is putting it lightly. The letters have been described as “vomit-inducing” and “drivel” on the Mumsnet forum. Some comments were positive, like the one that described one of the letters as “deep”. Everyone else was struggling not to gag.
Here’s just one example of a letter to a boyfriend’s ex. This one was posted by Stephanie Solis on Instagram.