Howard. That’s the one guy I seriously would have considered using a bad boyfriend voodoo doll on if they had existed back then. http://tinyurl.com/5vqpc5g
We had dated for months. Without much warning, he broke up with me for another woman.
Boy was I mad! Mad enough to stick pins in a Howard doll and wish harm on the real guy? On second thought, I guess not.
I admit that like most women I have thought about getting revenge on a few men who have done me wrong. I’ve gone so far as to plot ways to get even. But I never acted on those plans.
Maybe just planning revenge helped me get over the anger. Other times, I got past the rage by writing.
When Howard picked the other woman over me, I wrote a poem. It was a bitter poem. I’ve never shown it to anyone.
But it helped and I moved on. Howard married, and then divorced the woman he dumped me for. Meanwhile, I’ve been happily married for 25 years.
So as Valentine’s Day rolls around and you think about the last guy who mistreated you, disrespected you, or who was just a jerk, don’t be tempted to exact revenge.
Find other ways to get past the anger. There are a lot more useful and fun ways to spend your time and energy.
What’s your best way of overcoming anger and that burning desire to get revenge. And for the record, country singer Carrie Underwood is not a good role model on this topic. http://tinyurl.com/nxjk6v