Yep . . .That IS what he said.

The idea for this site was born when its creator got dumped. After a week of weeping into her pillow, she decided to try and gain some perspective by writing down the hurtful things her ex had said to her. That list began to grow to include quotes from other old boyfriends and snuffed flames, and very quickly she realized: All these quotes were hurtful, yes, but they were also very funny.

The list kept growing, and she reached out to her network of girlfriends. Did they have quotes, too? Anything an ex had said that stuck with them, but was so outrageous that deserved be recognized as the superlative of stupid? YES!

And so, Things My Ex Said became a thing. Take a look, laugh, cry, or take a sigh of relief that these things weren’t said to you. Or if they were, submit your own quote and we’ll create a comic.

. . . All of these scenarios have two things in common: a stupid line, and the person who listened to it. Hopefully if someone says something hurtful, inappropriate, or downright abusive to you, you’ve got the sense to remove yourself from the situation.Β But if not, or if you’re not sure, I hope this site will help you. It took me living through many of the quotes on this website to figure it out. It’s time to stop making excuses for pricks. So come on in, share the catharsis, and let’s laugh through the pain.

41 Comment(s)

  1. kerrichronicles

    June 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Thanks for the like on Kerri Chronicles. After reading this about section, I can’t wait to read up on your site.

  2. forfreepsychology

    June 29, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I love the idea πŸ™‚ Tell me if you like to be a guest blogger at our blog with the same mission, I am for anything that empower women πŸ˜€ if you think this would be interesting, just send an email to and I will include you as an author:)

  3. dingdongitsmrwrong

    July 14, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Brilliant idea. I love it!! I am currently looking for stories and contributions from women who have encountered the infamous ‘Mr Wrong’ for my new book. If you have a Mr Wrong story for me check out my about page at

    I’d love to hear.

    Daniella πŸ™‚

  4. Wife After Death

    July 16, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    What a completely brilliant and clever blog! Never come across anything like it! Thanks for the ‘like’ on mine. Following. X

  5. Living&Learning

    July 22, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    ❀ ❀ this so much!!!!!!!

  6. Living&Learning

    July 23, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    In case you didn’t know I think you and your blog are awesome. I’m nominating you for the Liebster Award. Keep em coming! I’m loving it!!!!
    Follow instructions here to claim:

  7. keeeyceee

    August 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Great blog! I had fun reading the posts. πŸ™‚

  8. archecotech

    August 18, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    LOL, this brought back memories. Had a crazy girlfriend once, remember I had to finally had to pull a Rhett Butler on her to get out of the relationship. Thanks. Enjoyed reading and remembering.

  9. wardatauqeer

    August 24, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Haha Love your blog! Keep it up. πŸ˜€


    August 25, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Thanks for visiting and liking!!!. Nice work here.

  11. Anonymous

    September 2, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Great site! How about a ‘Things my parents said’ site?

  12. sexandthecincy

    September 11, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I enjoy reading your blog and I have nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

    Check out my link below tomorrow beginning at 7am:

    Make sure you read and follow the instructions to formally accept it!

  13. elenafay

    September 15, 2013 at 6:40 am

    I really enjoy your blog and wanted to share that I nominated you for β€œThe WordPress Family Award”, you can find the criteria to accept here: if you would like to accept. Congrats!

  14. 20twenty7seven

    October 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    This is genius! I absolutely love this blog! I can’t wait to help contribute.

  15. mariezhuikov

    October 13, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Yours looks like a riot! Count me in.

  16. Debbie

    October 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I was “Taken by Surprise” when you liked the post. Thank you!

  17. love o'clock

    October 14, 2013 at 2:49 am

    Fresh and ingenious! Love it πŸ˜€

  18. Po' Girl Shines

    November 10, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Funny, I decided to go over my writing notes from many years and post one about a break up that I took artistic license with. Nice blog!

  19. jojogrrl

    November 28, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    I would like to nominate you for Blog of the Year 2013. Not only have you cartoonised some of the most surreal experiences of my life but you never fail to make me laugh! I have reblogged you on my page several times because of this. Keep up the good work exposing the douchebaggery that we seem to be caught in and I look forward to more in the new year!

    • thingsmyexsaid

      December 8, 2013 at 4:30 am

      Thank you so much!! I have so much fun with the site and it’s making my year that people are enjoying it too, and relating to it! Strange to think about this time a year ago I was going through the break up that inspired it all. πŸ˜‰ Lemonade out of lemons, I say!! Your quotes have been so important to the site and while I hope that you never get any new horrible quotes said to you, I hope you keep coming back to share the laugh!

  20. mtnslamgrass

    December 4, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Totally awesome! My goal in life: never to end up on this blog πŸ™‚
    Thanks for liking and following mine as well!

  21. lifeofalovergirl

    December 5, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I love this blog!! Hilarious!! And I’ve had so many similar things said to ME. :p

  22. rebeccavt

    December 9, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Hi! thank you for liking my blog post, I so appreciate it! Love your blog…touches on so many memories that just make me laugh now!

  23. tumourgirl

    December 28, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Thank you so much for checking out my blog! And yours is hilarious and I love it! I’ll be submitting a few quotes soon.

  24. Jenn

    December 29, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Really cool idea! LOL I love it! πŸ™‚ I mean, it is awful when the ones we love hurt us and say hurtful things to us, but you are right, sometimes the things they say are pretty absurd. x

  25. davidtkukulkan

    January 3, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Thanks for the like and stopping by =)

  26. chicjewel

    January 9, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Absolutely glorious! hahahaha Thanks for stopping by my blog, btw. Happy New Year πŸ™‚

  27. myonenightstandblog

    January 11, 2014 at 11:11 am

    What a great idea! I’ve dated a few guys who said the worst things. I should have written them down.

    Thanks for liking my latest post on my blog My One Nightstand.

    I look forward to keeping up with your blog πŸ™‚


  28. A Mugwump

    January 20, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    You don’t have to publish this comment, I just didn’t know how else to contact you. I was hoping to see that you “liked” my post today… Have you had a chance to read it?

  29. Arl's World

    February 1, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Hello, thanks for liking my post! I really like your blog. πŸ™‚

  30. maurnas

    February 2, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    I laughed my ass off at this!

  31. Victoria

    March 8, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    This is excellent! I love how you’ve turned around stupid things exs sometimes say into something positive! I’m sure this cheers a lot of people up.

  32. softwatches84

    May 6, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Hey, I just wanted you to know that I’ve nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award” — follow the link should you choose to accept this award:

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