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Do you hate-like your exes’ vacation photos? Welcome to the club.

Watch real-life exes try to win the breakup, with a seriously sweet vacation.

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Every breakup has its winner and loser. There’s a constant battle between the two parties as to who can prove that they’re better off without the other person. This is the first episode of #WintheBreakup, a four-part series inspired by real-life breakups — and seriously sweet vacations booked with Hotels.com.

We’d be lying if we said we didn’t fall into the trap of trying to “win” our most recent breakup. (And who can blame us, when everyone from our high school acquaintances to that fizzled first date posts their every workout, frosé consumed, and beach selfie?) Every breakup has its winner and loser, and there’s a constant battle between the two parties as to who can prove that they’re better off without the other person.

Naturally, it’s our instinct to want to soften the blow of rejection with a jealousy-inducing feed, designed to make your less-significant other wonder if they missed their shot at you. (Don’t pretend you haven’t used #hotgirlsummer in your stories for some ulterior motives.) In the case of real-life exes Erika and Jarred (we promise, they’re not actors), Erika, the dumpee, had a leg up on the break up: a rewards night earned from Hotels.com.

Did Erika’s drool-worthy Malibu photos earn her the shot at breakup redemption she had been hoping for? Was Jarred sufficiently jealous of her getaway? Who was the real winner of this breakup? Watch these real-life exes deal with the aftermath, and get away from those old boyfriends and girlfriends of your past with a vacation booked on Hotels.com.

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