Love makes us do some crazy things. And we’ve got a bunch of examples for you to laugh at and learn from today. The women in our stories have done many things for love and they include begging an ex to come back, destroying cars and clothes, calling up ex-girlfriends and even coming over uninvited.
And we can tell you that some of these guys deserved it! Their vile acts have caused women to act out in a way that we can only describe as being “crazy ex-girlfriend behavior,” and if you’d like to read about some of them, this is the place to do it!
40. The Queen of Crazy
When we were on a break, I constantly rang his doorbell instead of texting/calling like a normal person. When he didn’t answer the door, I’d peek through the letter slot and would usually see him in the kitchen, trying to ignore me. I found the key to his garage one night and took a photo of his car, then texted it to him.
When he went on holidays, I told him I’d installed a key logger on his computer and could remotely see everything he was doing (I couldn’t) and I texted all his ex-girlfriends a picture of the engagement ring he gave me. I was just so crazy. It’s a mind trip to think I actually did all these things to the same man who I’m now MARRIED to. Obviously, I’m a completely different person; I was going through some trauma back then and somehow, he understood that and helped me through it. I try to make up for my previous bad behavior every day because the man is a saint.
39. Extreme Measures
My friend’s ex-wife (fiance at the time) was completely insane. We took him out to the casino for his 25th birthday. He and his girl were having problems at the time, so she told him he could only stay out until 10 pm. 9:30 pm rolls around and she starts calling him to remind him that he needs to head home. One of my friends takes his phone and turns it off. This is when the crap hits the fan. She proceeded to start calling all of our phones non-stop. From one friend to another – and constantly. Anyone who would answer their phone would be met with an instant “Put birthday-boy on the phone …” and a series of screamed profanities directed at the person who answered the phone. So, we all turned off our phones. At about 10:45 pm, she started calling my family and contacts of everyone who was out and screaming at them, telling them how stupid my friends were for having the birthday boy out on his birthday. So, to stop the madness, we took him home.
When we got him back to his condo and she had pulled all the bedding off the bed and cut up the mattress and pillows in the master bedroom. She put holes in his clothes and left them in the back yard, with the sliding door to his living room wide open. She marked up his 2-month-old couch in the living room, shattered the glass in the pictures of them and put his laptop in the kitchen sink and left the water running on the keyboard. She had left for her sister’s place and as not there when we got there. We helped him clean and lock his place up. He called a locksmith to re-key his place the next day, but a week later, she was moved back in with him.
38. Smelly Revenge
I found out my ex of three years had been cheating on me and had stolen money from my savings and my mother’s jewelry safe to use as presents to this other girl for months. So, I went out with my friends the following night. We all got a bit drunk and for some reason, we all had to poop at the same time.
We thought it was a good idea to poop on his car. So we walked to his house at 3 am and we all left a little poop on different parts of the car. I AM NOT PROUD, but I don’t regret it either.
37. Jealous Of Myself
I used to have a text free app because my service was so bad. I just had to connect to WiFi and boom, I could send texts. I texted my boyfriend from the text free app. We were in college and one day, he went to the bathroom and left his phone. So I went through it. I found all these texts from this weird phone number. This girl he was texting was so cool and funny and he laughed at everything she said.
I was so pissed that when he was walking back from the bathroom, I still had his phone in my hand. I hadn’t put it back in its spot and acted like nothing happened. He came back smiling like a crazy person. But just as he came in the room, I found a message that I remembered. It was me. From my text free app. I was getting jealous of myself and my own cool jokes.
36. Being Helpful
After I caught my boyfriend cheating in the apartment we lived in together, I cut the crotch out of two pairs of his favorite pants.
When he put them on and saw what I had done, I told him I was trying to make life easier since he couldn’t seem to keep it in his pants anyway. I was 20 at the time.
35. Total-y Out Of It
I was pregnant in high school. Yes, I know, classy! My baby’s dad was much older than me. While I was around seven months pregnant, he started to come home later than usual from his job. I had a feeling something was up, but I was naive. We had two cars, both of which were his, and I decided to swing by his work one night to say hello. He wasn’t there. I asked him about it and he said he had a drink after work with a buddy (this is before cell phones, by the way). My friend at school told me she saw his car on her street a couple of times and I thought it was odd. So the next time he was late, I drove up and down the block and sure enough, his car was parked in someone’s driveway. So I parked down the street and walked up to the house and could, sure enough, hear him laughing and talking with someone. I looked through the windows and he was sitting at the dinner table with another woman and her two children eating dinner. And I lost it.
I got back in my car (his car), put it in drive and drove into his stupid lifted Ford Explorer. I then reversed and did it again. I did this over and over until he came outside. By now, the entire front end of the Ford Focus I was driving was totaled. The woman also comes out and both are screaming at me. I had no idea what they are saying because I was blasting Tupac. I reversed one last time and gassed it full throttle and drove into her stupid minivan. The Focus got stuck on her bumper, so I got out, threw the keys at him and walked my pregnant self home, three miles away. I know this all sounds crazy, but I don’t think I was ever that insane until that man came into my life. It’s not my proudest moment, but also, I’m not mad about it.
34. On Facebook…For All to See
My ex-boyfriend cheated on me A LOT. The girl he was dating after me, apparently found out he was cheating on her as well. She screenshotted ALL of the dirty texting he did with other chicks in his Facebook messenger and uploaded them to his page. There had to have been 40 screenshots about girls wanting their lipstick in certain places. She uploaded them and then changed the password and email associated with the account. Though crazy, it was creative. I don’t condone hacking someone’s personal stuff, but I guess she was thinking ‘go big or go home.’
He had an ultra-conservative family and the account stayed like that for a few weeks, with cringe text after text posted for the world to see, until I guess he contacted Facebook to delete the account. The entire town and I’m sure even his grandma read all his dirty talk. I know his mom did because she commented on one of them, “Colt, what is this.” The comments on the pictures were hilarious. And yes, it was crazy, but I’d still give that chick a high-five if I ever met her.
33. She Hid Where?
I once hid on my ex-boyfriend’s roof while the cops were looking for me.
We had a fight and he thought I was going to hurt myself.
32. I Made Us A Family
I did this thing on the game Sims where I would make me and my boyfriend. I know it’s weird, but I couldn’t help myself.
I made us have three kids, but I had this glitch where we were only having girls, so I kept deleting them until she had a boy. I had to delete like nine babies.
31. Stalked His Entire Life
I started by Internet-stalking this guy I liked; his MySpace, Facebook (his pictures, his friends, his Notes), LiveJournal, DeviantArt and his blog. I was convinced I was his dream girl and was determined to prove it. I was still casually dating, though, and had an OKCupid profile. He showed up on my list at a 95% match- my highest ever, so I paid for A-List to be an invisible visitor and scoured his profile and its hundreds of answered questions. I read every book and watched every movie he mentioned- I actually ended up sincerely liking all of them, so silver lining.
I casually started dropping them in conversation, among others so as not to tip him off. I befriended his partners and exes for inside information — another accidental sincerity as I’m still in contact with many of them, a decade later. I exclusively smoked his favorite brand of cigarettes and casually quoted his short stories, which I was fan-level familiar with. We got matching tattoos for my birthday one year and he has no idea I knew the tattoo he wanted a year before. It all worked, but we aren’t together. I do my damnedest to never be that type of person, but the urge is still there, my fiancé and I had to work through it and ensure I hadn’t done that to him. This was ten years ago, and I still get the creeps at the thought of a guy doing that to or for me.
30. Sister Trouble
My college ex and I broke up amicably; we were just going in different directions. The next guy she dated was a complete idiot; she caught him drunkenly hooking up her sister, in her bed, at her house party. And she flipped.
She was only about 5’2, 110 pounds, but she somehow hulked a half-full keg out of a second-story bedroom window onto the roof of his car. She was arrested and called me to bail her out. I did. I could never decide if it was a bullet dodged or if I could blame her. That was one hell of a provocation.
29. He Was Crazy, Not Her
A friend of mine flew across the US, pretending to want to reconcile with her recent ex, in order to lock herself in the bathroom with his laptop and wipe the hard drive.
In her defense, he was trying to send her parents and college professors sexy pictures and get her expelled and in trouble. It was just a crazy situation.
28. Fixing My Life
I spent a whole year trying to get back together with a guy who literally dragged me out of our house to break up with me. I thought he was just mad because it was a fight, and couples fight. He couldn’t actually want to end our relationship, not just over one stupid fight. Every reason he told me for breaking up with me, I heard as a problem I could solve so we could get back together.
Of course, it didn’t help that he was trying to morph things into a friends-with-benefits situation, so every flirtatious text where he was just lonely and trying to get laid, I saw as a sign that he was starting to want me back. I spent a whole year of flirting, dressing up whenever I knew he’d be around, “joking” about which room in his new house would be my office when I moved back in, but here’s the craziest part: I actually started therapy to try to fix all the things that he broke up with me for. But what happened instead was that my therapist helped me figure out who I really am, and what I really want, and it turns out it was not my ex.
27. The Set Up
I found out (by snooping, since he’d cheated before and I wasn’t a good person) he’d joined an adult dating site and used it to set up a hookup with two other people (at the same time) one weekend when I was out of town. So I set up my own account, messaged the couple pretending to be someone interested in a menage et trois and that my boyfriend had said he’d had a good night with them- just to confirm it had actually happened and he couldn’t deny it.
They confirmed it. He still adamantly denied it and said it was my fault that he’d cheated because he “lost the spark.” After the inevitable split a little while later, I printed out the screenshots I’d taken from his profile and messages, plus some other texts and sent them to his ultra-conservative family.
26. Outted By Snapchat
I would check my boyfriend’s location on Snapchat maps every minute to see where he was and when the last time he opened the app.
I wanted to see if he was purposely not opening my Snaps. It turns out, he was, and he had ended up being at a sorority house for the entire night.
25. He Didn’t Wait
It’s shameful to say this, but when I was in my early 20s, I didn’t talk to my date and berated him all evening because of something he did.
He walked ahead of me into the restaurant and didn’t wait for me. It seems so petty now that I’ve never told anyone about it.
24. When Things Don’t Go As Planned
I got broken up with. Four months later, I was at a bar nearby and I phoned him up and basically told him, “I’m on my way.” He put up a small fight, but in the end, begrudgingly agreed. So I stopped at my house, put on my new floral dress and wedges so I could look nice and I then have a friend drop me off there. Oh, I also had a huge bottle of vodka in my purse. Despite being very inebriated already, I continued taking straight shots from it.
I woke up alone in his bed and walked downstairs. The amount of hate in his eyes startled me. He began to explain how I had tried to pee in his closet and when confronted, I cried and declared, “You don’t know what it’s like to be a pretty woman.” I left very swiftly after being told that. I don’t remember most of the night and never got the full story as he had virtually blocked me in every way imaginable. I’m sorry, Matt.
23. Into Traffic
My boyfriend and I were in the middle of a massive fight in the car, and called off our engagement; it ended with yelling and lots of tears. I asked him to drop me off right then and there, in the middle of the road, and I opened the door of the moving car.
He braked and let me out and I obviously slammed the door for the dramatic effect, only to realize seconds later that my handbag with my phone and wallet were in the car. So I ran behind his moving car, howling, in the middle of the street. I just realized I am not as stable as I pretend to be.
22. Redownloading Tinder
I thought I saw a Tinder notification on my then-boyfriend’s phone so I redownloaded the app and made a new account.
I then set my radius to 1 mile and the age to his age and went looking for him, rather than actually asking about it. I mean I was right about him being on Tinder, but I was still crazy about it.
21. In Exchange for What?
I had suspicions and I looked at my now ex-boyfriend’s phone. I found out he was talking to a couple of his exes who were married, out of state and had kids. He confessed his love for them and even talked about moving to go meet them.
I then discovered he was talking to a 19 yo girl, buying her drinks and cigarettes in exchange for certain favors. I got out of there so freaking fast.
20. More Impressive than Creepy
I found my boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend on Facebook using only her first name and the city he lived in when they were dating.
He still doesn’t know how I did it; luckily, he found it more impressive than creepy.
19. Not For Him, But For the Dog
When my last boyfriend and I broke up, I would come over at all hours, sit on his floor and cry while cuddling with his dog.
It was super unhealthy and I feel really bad about how I reacted, but damn, I still miss that dog a lot.
18. Saying No to Swimsuits
My boyfriend was going to the mall with his one female friend he spent way too much time with, in my jealous opinion. She was going to be shopping for and trying on bathing suits and I totally freaked out and “forbid” him from going.
Luckily, he was great about it and made up some dumb excuse not to go. Looking back, I feel so bad about it.
17. Break Up to Make Up?
I put one of my exes through the wringer when we were together. I’d convince myself we weren’t right for each other during panic attacks and in the moment break up with him.
Then later, when I came to my senses, I’d apologize and hope he took me back. This happened multiple times.
16. The Rumors
When my boyfriend broke up with me after two years, respectfully, in person and with a good reason (we were going off to college), I cried a lot. I also hugged my friends, tried to maintain my diet and cuddled with my cat. Then I called him a week later to ask him to take me back. He said something along the lines of, “No, it’s the right decision for us.” I started crying, said okay, and we hung up. I had closure and it was officially over for me then.
A few months later, I’m having lunch with a friend, and he said, “I’m sorry, but this has been going around; I haven’t said anything cuz you and I are friends too, but Chris is saying you were a total psycho when you guys broke up.” Umm, what?!
15. Egg-Specting Something?
My high school boyfriend ditched me on the night of my prom; he didn’t come to pick me up after I was all dressed up and ready to go, all so he could go to his ex-girlfriend’s house and hang out with her. My friends and their boyfriends all chipped in for my dinner so I could go out with them before the dance, but then I went home because I couldn’t handle going to prom alone, knowing I’d been ditched.
After prom was over, my friends showed back up at my house with several cartons of eggs. We drove to the ex-girlfriend’s house, found my boyfriend’s prized Mustang, and egged the crap out of it. Oh, it was also a convertible and the roof was down, so the eggs got all in the upholstery. My best friend’s boyfriend also apparently made the tires go flat, though I didn’t find out about that until later. Looking back, it was a childish, mean thing to do, but man, it felt good that night.
14. A Creative Opportunity
I dated a guy that was toxic as a person, not just as a partner. I knew he was already up to no good from the rumors, but I had no proof; the guy was a superb con artist when confronted. I had lent him an older phone I had as a spare from an upgrade after he’d wrecked his own. A few months down the line, things were getting worse. He’d gotten a new phone and my burner one had long been returned. I was clearing its data before getting rid of it, that is, signing out of old accounts and saving photos I wanted to keep.
I opened up the email app to find his account still logged in, and there are several (several!) conversations with admitted prostitutes arranging meetings. I took a more creative opportunity. I forwarded the messages to myself and replied back to them, asking why he’d send me such disgusting exchanges. It was everything I needed to get out of it: the proof, him admitting to cheating, the direct conversations from him, and he couldn’t flip it on me. I knew it was the crazy girlfriend thing to do, but 10 out of 10, I would do it again to remove myself from that dude. Live and learn…
13. Enough is Enough
My ex didn’t come home one too many times so I just snapped and ripped up all the photos of us and sprinkled the bits all over the bed.
I even tore a little I love you teddy he gave me and left it on the bed to come home to. I felt like a crazy person the next day. And I’ve never actually admitted that to anyone.
12. Jumping to Conclusions
We’re long distance right now until May, and things are going super well, but I have awful anxiety. One of his friends was having a birthday party, so he went out bar hopping that night. He made sure to tell me that he’d be out late and might not be able to text, so I was expecting it. But four hours passed, then eight, and I got worried. I trust him completely, so I didn’t think he was with a girl. But I was scared he’d been hurt in an accident, or gotten alcohol poisoning or something. Twelve hours passed and I was hysterical. I’d been messaging him every hour or so (I really tried to hold in my crazy) and the messages became increasingly panicked.
Secretly, I was mourning the loss of my best friend and partner after the ninth hour had passed. I was laying on my bed sobbing, willing him to message me, even just one word. I worried so much that my stomach hurt and I thought I’d throw up. And even though I trust him completely, the depression and anxiety swooped in. So, I didn’t know whether to think he was dead or be angry at him for cheating. I cried for hours because there was nothing I could do. Finally, 16 hours later, he messaged me. He had turned his phone off to save the battery. He just went out to eat, then got super drunk, walked around town, and he came home and immediately passed out. I was so relieved to know he was okay, and we video chatted the next day, but I never told him how badly I worried because I felt so crazy.
11. Training Him Pavlov-Style
With my ex-boyfriend, I always insisted on helping him with his laundry. He thought I was being sweet, when really, I was training him Pavlov-style.
That way, if he ever screwed things up with me (he did), he would have to think about what he lost every time he had to do his own laundry.
10. Paid to Access his Records
I paid money to access my boyfriend’s court records because my mom had somehow convinced me he was lying about a certain court case that involved his ex. It turns out he was actually telling the truth- I was only skeptical because he has been known to embellish stories to make them more entertaining. This was while we were broken up for about two weeks, and I felt guilty about it all the time for even doubting him.
We were together for two years when we broke up and shortly got back together as the breakup was due to stress from him. I’m still so ashamed of invading his privacy like that, but we are very happy and in a healthy place. I’ve never been overly jealous, so this was super out of character for me. But a tiny part of me is glad I did because now I know not to doubt him!
9. I Blocked Her
Years ago, my husband’s friend came over with his new roommate; this was the first time either of us had ever met or spoken to her. The new roommate was known to be promiscuous, but I’m not one to judge. We all hung out and had a good time.
Later that evening, after they left, I opened my laptop and find that my husband is still logged into Facebook. I see that the visiting roommate had sent him a friend request and put a message on his wall. It was no big deal. So I log out of his account and into mine so I can accept my new friend and chat with her too. Except, she didn’t send me a friend request. She didn’t leave a cute message on my wall either…just his. I logged back into my hubby’s account and blocked her.
8. Wrong Sister
The guy I dated in high school was my next door neighbor on a fairly short street. I would take runs back and forth down the street because he would text me when he saw me, saying I was looking good. So it got me to exercise.
One time though, I get a text saying, “man, you’re looking hot today.” I was inside my house and glanced out. My sister, who is four years older and was home from college for the weekend, was running. I just took the compliment.
7. DIRTY DIRTY
A friend and roommate of mine at the time cheated on his girlfriend. Well, his girlfriend came over in the morning to surprise him and unbeknownst to her, the random girl was in his bed while I was getting ready for work.
Next thing I know, the girlfriend is screaming “DIRTY, DIRTY, DIRTY, DIRTY,” over and over again. I peeked into the room just in time to see her squeezing drops of laundry detergent all over him and the girl in his bed. He was my friend, but at that moment, she was my hero.
6. Too Many Messages
I message my boyfriend a lot. Like, spam-level texts. And usually, I texted without any regard as to what time it was. They were about things that happened to me, whether I was bored or not, how many cats I saw today, asking him what he’s doing right now, things I saw that reminded me of him and just about anything that popped into my mind.
Of course, I didn’t expect him to reply straight away, and if he left me on read, I understood he might have been busy at the time. I know for a lot of people, spam is annoying, but he said that he doesn’t mind and that he appreciates that I think about him a lot. Nevertheless, I’m trying to cut down the message load.
5. No Returns Allowed
I found out my husband was cheating and went to his girlfriend’s house. I had two trash bags of his shredded clothes, smashed cologne bottles and a copy of our marriage certificate and dropped it at her doorstep.
It also had a note saying “he’s your problem now enjoy” with a “p.s. the return policy is expired-you’re stuck with him.”
4. Plot Twist
I worked at a supermarket on the registers, and this guy who worked at the store next door came in at the same time on the same day of every week. I ended up having a crush on him, despite never actually talking to him. I went to the store he worked at one day, his shift was just ending and another person was taking over for him. I asked his coworker what his name was and found out.
I ended up going on Facebook and typing in his first name, his workplace, and where we lived and I found his profile. After looking through all his pictures and being a complete weirdo, I made a fake account to add him on. And he accepted. Long story short, that’s how I found out he was gay.
3. Childish Behavior
My ex had a sore on his leg and I had some cream I wanted him to use that would heal it. But the cream was a weird color and he didn’t want to put it on. I insisted that he should because it would literally heal it overnight, but he continuously refused and got annoyed.
I finally snapped and started screaming at him to put the cream on and broke down in tears, running to my room like a 3-year-old. We broke up not long after for other unrelated issues, but yeah, it wasn’t my proudest moment.
2. Burned His Half Off
When I was 15, my boyfriend broke up with me so he could date another girl. I asked for a game back that I had loaned to him, and when I went to pick it up, I dropped off a bunch of things that had been from our time together.
It included a little paper doily from Homecoming that had our names on it. I burned off his half of it.
1. I Was Just In the Area
My crush didn’t want to hang out that day, so I took the train to his neighborhood. He brought his friends to the train station after their band rehearsal like he always did and he saw me walking around. I told him that I just like take walks in his area.
It worked and I got to hang out with him because, you know, I was already there. I cringe just thinking about it because he definitively knew what I had done.