Stories of Past Relationships

Image of a green street sign with white lettering that reads “time to say goodbye” The sign hangs from a horizontal metal pole. The blurred background shows a clock and city buildings.
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Collections of stories about my past relationships and exes

My Ex Files: Romance, Depth, & Swimming in the Shallows

Stories of multiple exes and past relationships, including lessons and surprises.

My Ex Files: Romance, Depth, & Swimming in the Shallows

4 stories
Photo of two hands making a heart in front of the camera, with the beach and water in the background. In the middle of the heart is a couple, sitting in the sand, close to each other.
Photo of yellow balloons, against a rough, off-white background. Two and a half balloons are visible in the photo. The two full balloons have smiling faces on them, and the faces are looking at each other.

My Ex Files: The Controller

A short-lived relationship with someone who first proudly accepted me as I was, then said he needed me to change dramatically. The relationship had classic patterns of narcissistic behaviours and abuse.

My Ex Files: The Controller

14 stories
Photo of a woman laying on her side, on the corner of the bed, curled up small. She’s facing the camera, with her knees bent, leaning forward. Her hands are touching her knees, and her long, brown hair cascades off the side of the bed towards the floor.
Photo of a heart made of golden chain, against a purple background.
Photo of a dove in flight. In the background, another dove is visible at resting perch. Trees or dark greenery is in the background.

My Ex Files: Dennis

The man I almost married. We were together for 5 years, then tried to be friends for a few years afterwards. We were unhealthy for each other. We were incompatible. Sometimes love isn’t enough.

My Ex Files: Dennis

3 stories
Image of a light pink, paper heart hanging from a thin red and white striped string. The paper heart is torn down the middle, from top almost to the bottom. The background is black.
Photo of a woman laying on a bed with her back arched. She’s wearing a black lace teddy. Her hips and thighs are visible in the photo, as well as her torso and arms. One hand reaches across her body and trails along her waist. The other arm lays along her side.
Photo of a woman walking away from the camera, towards to water and blue sky. Her arm is behind her, holding the hand of someone who’s are is reaching forward to her.

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Bella Reyna

Bella Reyna

Writer, creator, human, muse, scribe… Journey of my voice via the page. Relationships. Non-monogamy. Life. Love. Childhood. Wounding. Healing. Transformation.