Welcome to Project EX!
Hello and welcome to our website: Project EX. What’s the aim of this website? Well the clue is in the name. We offer a platform for people to share their thoughts about an ex-girlfriend, ex-boyfriend, ex-partner, ex-spouse – basically all the terms that describe a past flame - to an online community of those who are completely detached from your microcosm. Sharing personal experiences can be cathartic and makes navigating emotions easier - knowing you're not alone.
The website is split into three sections:
Anonymous posts - anyone can share their ex-perience to ex-pel their demons
Forum - create an account to share with the community and discuss the topic of the week
Blog - we offer our thoughts and ideas as well as steer conversation.
Let me be clear, we as the founders are not relationship experts, none of us have a PHD in love (I wish that was a thing). As such, our blogs aren’t designed to be preachy or outline the dos and do nots when it comes to break ups and getting over an ex because, let’s face it, there are no rules when it comes to emotions.
The origin of Project EX
As strange as it may sound, the project stemmed the song ‘Case of The Ex’ by Mya. If you haven’t heard not, you have my full permission to open a new tab – but only momentarily – to do a YouTube search and appreciate the catchy number and accompanying music video that showcases synchronised dancing, questionable attires and other tropes that perfectly encapsulate the campness of the music industry in the early noughties.
Back? Good! While Mya sang about situations involving an ex, the word ‘case’ from our perspective is shorthand for suitcase and is a metaphor for the emotional baggage that many of us find ourselves lumbered with following a breakup. And although exes are left behind in the journey for love, many of us might still be hauling a truckload of baggage from past relationships which can hinder our respective pursuit of the heart emoji and can also be a drag on future relationships. Pretty deep huh?
Whether you were together for years, months or weeks, the end of a relationship often leaves a sour taste – and unfortunately, many of us can relate to this. Try as you might to rinse a past flame, they can still pop into your head when you’re mindlessly chomping away at your cheerios, or when you walk past the bar you first met. Put simply, break-ups can leave an unwanted mark on your heart which can be difficult to scrub off.
Some of the most fascinating discussions I’ve had with friends and random strangers at the smoking area of a nightclub are on past relationships. Break ups are seldom uncomplicated because they are as unique as the relationships that spawn them. This means there are a myriad of ways you can address and ultimately liberate yourself from the case of the ex (see what I did there?).
We hope you learn something and really get stuck in enjoy your time on Project EX and please feel free to share as little or as much as you want. We ask you to be kind to other in the community because, well y’know, it’s good to be kind right?
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