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Man Applauds His Ex For Masterful Revenge That Took Him A Few Months To Figure Out
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Man Applauds His Ex For Masterful Revenge That Took Him A Few Months To Figure Out

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A breakup can be a curse or blessing, depending on, well, a lot of factors. Was it mutual? Did someone cheat? For some “moving on” means drunkenly texting rude messages to their ex, for others, it’s taking a short vacation to reflect. Others, however, go the extra mile to seek revenge.

A man took to the subreddit r/pettyrevenge to share how his ex channeled her inner vengeful spirits to torture him. According to him, she took months to plan her payback which included taking ransom from him for his missing jigsaw puzzles. Keep reading to learn about the dramatic turn of events in this peculiar breakup story.

Breakups can be tough, especially when an ex makes it their life’s mission to torture you

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A man shared how his ex gf took months to plan revenge against him

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Cultural plays a role in the way people behave after a breakup

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Sometimes after a breakup, individuals feel like lashing out or getting back at the person who broke their heart. They do this to restore balance and fill the void in their life. Taking vengeance seems like a natural part of the process. You want the person to feel the pain you are going through. However, the emotions that fuel revenge differ across cultures.

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According to a study, some things that might upset an American might not make a Korean angry. People from different cultures react uniquely to situations that hurt them. Also, there’s a difference in the way men and women deal with heartbreaks.

Ending an emotional bond with your partner, even when it is the right thing to do, is quite difficult. However, chances are men don’t express their pain openly due to societal norms and gender expectations. On the other hand, women are more comfortable expressing their feelings, in some cases, by channeling their anger into seeking revenge.

Psychologist Melanie Schilling told HuffPost Australia, “Research shows that women need to connect [feelings] and men need to do something [action]. It’s not uncommon to see post-breakup women in huddles of girlfriends, sharing a cocktail and the intimate details of the breakup. It’s equally common to see men starting a new sport, going on a holiday, or getting online and seeking a new relationship.”

Women feel more pain than men according to science

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A study conducted by Binghamton University and University College London found that women experience more emotional and physical pain compared to men post-breakup. The research, which included over 5,000 participants across 96 countries, revealed that while women may initially take longer to grieve, they feel emotionally stronger as time goes on.

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For instance, it might be an uphill battle for a woman to do basic things like getting out of bed right after the breakup. But with time, they are able to feel better. On the other hand, men usually struggle more to fully recover from a heartbreak. They often move on without the same level of emotional healing.

Breakups also make a person question their self-worth. It might crush your self-confidence. Sometimes, men tend to think they are not good-looking or worthy of love after they break off a relationship. Imagine going through emotional distress while your ex is trying to make your life hell.

It’s intriguing to see how far people can go to seek revenge on the person they once dated. Here, it feels like the man’s girlfriend graduated from the School of Petty Revenge with top honors. But hey, at least it makes for a good breakup story, right? What do you think of his ex’s action? How would you have reacted? Let us know.

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"You didn't piece it together until she posted the first time?".... wooosh!

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ॐBoyGanesh
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I very briefly dated a guy who began showing his true colors & collection of red flags by the 5th time we went out. I had planned to give it one or two more bootie calls or dinners to decide how it was gonna play out. The final time we hooked up was dinner out then his place. He was being surly & angsty after we hooked up & it finally came out he didn’t want me to stay the night. I had done so a couple times previously with no indication he wishes to sleep alone. For the short time we dated he couldn’t stop raving about this book & I just had to read it. As I was prepping leave that (last) night, I found the book on the back of his toilet. I gently tore out the last few pages of a few chapters, including the final few of the book itself. I ran into him a year or so later & he laughed, telling me “nice move” & that he was sorry for being an a-hole & sucking so bad.

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"You didn't piece it together until she posted the first time?".... wooosh!

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ॐBoyGanesh
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I very briefly dated a guy who began showing his true colors & collection of red flags by the 5th time we went out. I had planned to give it one or two more bootie calls or dinners to decide how it was gonna play out. The final time we hooked up was dinner out then his place. He was being surly & angsty after we hooked up & it finally came out he didn’t want me to stay the night. I had done so a couple times previously with no indication he wishes to sleep alone. For the short time we dated he couldn’t stop raving about this book & I just had to read it. As I was prepping leave that (last) night, I found the book on the back of his toilet. I gently tore out the last few pages of a few chapters, including the final few of the book itself. I ran into him a year or so later & he laughed, telling me “nice move” & that he was sorry for being an a-hole & sucking so bad.

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