We’ve all had one. And some people have had MORE than one.
I’m talking about crazy exes who go off the deep end after a breakup and make your life a living hell.
You just gotta ride it out and hope that things don’t spin off into Fatal Attraction territory, you know what I’m saying?
What’s the craziest thing an ex did after a divorce?
AskReddit users shared their stories.
“My ex stole a car and did 18 months in state prison.
Based on what I was able to find online at the time, he approached a car dealership and showed interest in buying a vehicle. They allowed him to take it home for a 24 hour demo. He never returned it.
They reported it stolen after they attempted multiple times to contact him to return it. They then contacted the state police who put a BOLO out. They found him driving the vehicle on the other side of the state where he thought he wouldn’t be found.
I found out when I got an unexpected phone call from the sheriff’s office. I asked why they were calling me about this. They said my ex I told them I would vouch for him as a “character witness”.
I told the officer over the phone that my ex was a lying sack of s**t and shouldn’t be trusted. The officer laughed, thanked me for my time and hung up.”
2. A real jerk.
“Completely ignored our three children for the last ten years while living with a woman and her three children.
Did I mention, our oldest is HIS from a previous relationship, who I was awarded custody of, and he is her only living biological parent?!”
3. That’s weird.
“My favorite was his sister sent a Facebook message to all of his contacts the day of our separation (including my family).
Before we announced anything, her message stated everyone should immediately delete me and if I said anything about why we separated I was lying and not to listen.
Basically this created a lot of curious questions and a lot of laughs.”
“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 stuff she had burned all of it.
So that was rough.”
“She removed the retaining clips for my windshield wipers, but put the wipers back on the arms.
First storm after I got my car back from her, driver side wiper flew off the car on Interstate 40.
6. Oh, boy…
“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 suicidal 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.”
“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.”
“Ki**ed or Euthanize our dog, then lied about that he d**d of natural causes.
Given the dog was old and blind, but she pleaded that she wanted a weekend with him, and then the next night sent me a fake text 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.”
“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 dumb**s try to act it out.”
10. Put it in writing.
“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.”
11. That’s weird.
“My ex husband started dating his step mom who has been in his life since he was 11 years old.
His step mom and him are still together almost 5 years later. His step mom 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.”
“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.”
Did you ever have an ex go bananas on you?
Please tell us all about it in the comments!
And don’t mention any names, of course…