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Old 10-06-2019, 04:01 PM
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When I used to scrapbook actively (five years ago) I was in a long term relationship with the father of my kids. Now I'm single (as in not married - I've been dating a man for 8 months now)

My problem is I'm trying to scrapbook the last 5 years, to create a new set of memory albums not just for my kids but for me...and in some of my pictures I do have exes. But some of the memories are really special to me. To scrap them or not scrap them?
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Old 10-06-2019, 04:14 PM
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I'm not single, but I have step kids. I also have in-laws from my brother's previous marriages that are no longer part of our family. I say scrap them, tastefully if the memories mean something to you.
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Old 10-06-2019, 04:36 PM
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yes scrap them. If they (the photo/memory) are precious to you and you want them documented, document it!
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:23 AM
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I think if the memories are important to you, you should scrap them.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:01 AM
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I did one yesterday! It feels a bit weird, but the memory was important.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:25 AM
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I have some photos including people who aren’t in my life anymore. Good memories, but yes, seeing them and remembering what happened between us can be a not so fun side effect. If the album is for the kids, think about their feelings about those people. Depending on whether they were good memories all together or a good memory but NOT of that particular person... you could artfully crop the photos... a well placed flower or button you know! You could also choose a couple of your favorite photos from that day or memory NOT including that person and make it a journaling heavy page. Or, use the photos to jog your memory and make it a photo less page and just tell the story.
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:35 AM
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I'm a single scrapper!! I will scrap the memories but I don't include the photos of my ex's and I usually won't mention them in my journaling!
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:21 PM
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I would scrap them. It happened. It was life. Scrap them especially for your kids! Having everything scrapped doesn’t mean you don’t value your current man more than your ex
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:27 PM
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I'm single (divorced from my DD's father for a number of years and recently broke up with my bf of 6.5 years...it's complicated! ). I rarely include my ex-husband in my pages since we haven't been together for so long, but I do sometimes include my ex-bf in my pages, just depends on how I'm feeling, especially if it's an event or a trip. If I were just scrapping an "everyday" type page, I wouldn't include him.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:43 PM
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I did one yesterday! It feels a bit weird, but the memory was important.
I'm really glad you scrapped it!!
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:16 AM
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I did one yesterday! It feels a bit weird, but the memory was important.
Way to go!
I hope you feel good about your page.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:20 AM
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When I first divorced, I included photos of his dad in them and even scrapped a trip he took with his dad using photos he sent me. It wasn't as involved as a trip I would take, but the scrapbooks are mostly for Nick to look at when he's older. So I would include some pictures with exes if the event was memorable and something you would want to look back on.
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:54 AM
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I've been single for a looooong time so for me it's just scrapping memories that the boy and I have made together. We've been apart for 11 years and I've never dated anyone so it's been just us. However, when I get to scrapping this year and his college graduation I will make sure to include the photo of him with his dad and step-mom.

If the memory is a good one and you are doing it for your kids then I say go for it if you are comfortable with it. Not sure what I do going way back, those are done in a paper scrapbook and I'm not sure I would go back and do digital.
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:42 AM
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Thank you all for replying! And hello (also I'm too forum dumb to know how to put all the replies in one quote so I can respond )

Since I am working on scrapbooking the last 5 years...there are a couple of times I will probably include an ex, because I am friendly with a couple of them and they were there for some big moments. One in particular was very close with my boys and still gets teary eyed when he sees them and they in turn get very excited when we bump into him. I have no ill will, and he was a part of our story. So, I think I will just do it.

Most of my pages are just me and my boys on this journey together.
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Old 10-23-2019, 03:55 PM
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Very recently single and I don't think I could yet include my ex in my pages as bad as it sounds, he hurt me a lot so even though photos/stories are part of life I couldn't scrap them just yet.
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Old 10-23-2019, 04:37 PM
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Very recently single and I don't think I could yet include my ex in my pages as bad as it sounds, he hurt me a lot so even though photos/stories are part of life I couldn't scrap them just yet.
I'm so sorry. I totally won't scrap my kids dad for personal reasons. It was too violent and toxic and I don't want to gloss over it with cute pages. So I totally get it.
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