crazy ex

 It becomes a nasty mess because the people involved choose to let it become nastier than a divorce typically already is.

The Crazy Ex Competition: My Ex Is Crazier Than Your Ex!

What is it about this “crazy ex” phenomenon? Are that many people really plagued by vindictive trouble makers and stalkers who were once their partners and lovers? Is having a crazy ex some sort of status symbol like owning the new iPhone 7? Is it possible to divorce without also having a “crazy ex?"