Woman Gets Revenge on Ex by Selling His 'Fishy' Secrets for $2,500

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fishing ex revengeA jilted New Zealand woman made some money by selling the "secret" fishing coordinates of the louse who dumped her and then took off. Apparently he had some top secret and highly lucrative fishing spots that were worth about $2,500 to other fishermen. And while she claims it wasn't "revenge," that seems kind of hard to believe, no?

Breakup revenge is almost always a bad idea. Oh sure, it SEEMS smart. It seems brilliant, in fact. But it's almost always disappointing and sometimes even downright dangerous. A breakup sucks. And it sucks even more when the man is a jerk. But revenge doesn't help anyone.

In fact, it just makes you look like a psycho.

According to the woman:

When he refused to return my suitcase, that's when I sold his coordinates. I didn't list them to be vindictive. I listed them as a bit of a laugh.

This isn't the first "dating revenge" story we have heard. There are hot revenge bodies. There are even advice columns on how to get revenge on exes (right here!). We all get the urge. Obviously. But getting "revenge" is like getting high or drunk. It feels much better in the moment than it does in the hours and days that follow.

When a person does you wrong, it can feel like the end of the world and that the best possible thing to do is strike back. And maybe, in some cases, it is. This guy owed this woman money and so she found a way to get it.

But slashing tires and vandalizing property or taking out billboards against one's ex or holding a $5 garage sale for his car and other items aren't helpful. They only make the revenge-seeker look bad.

So cut your losses, cry to your girlfriends, call him a jerk, and move on. It's not worth the time or the effort that must be put into revenge. And, in the end, it isn't worth the heartache either.

Do you think "breakup revenge" is ever OK?

 

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dirti... dirtiekittie

but she didn't slash his tires, vandalize property or put up billboards. she sold information to people who wanted - information that was not private, and wasn't about him personally. was it revenge? well sure, maybe a little. but i give her credit: it's far more creative than the other stories you read about, and far less destructive. it's not like every forlorn ex has that kind of info to sell/share after a breakup. i thought this was smart and funny of her. and no, not psycho. save that label for things like bunny boiling.

nonmember avatar Mary

I can't talk, I got revenge on my ex by switching phone contacts. I swapped his Girlfriends number (Turns out I was the other woman) with his mothers and swapped another booty call with his girlfriends number. Me and the Original Girl are best friends now, don't know how that worked out.

CPN322 CPN322

I can totally understand the desire for revenge and how that person feels when they get to that thought process. I have unfortunately allowed myself to be disrespected and pushed so far that the words "I will light all of your sh#t on fire if you don't come get it right now" actually came out of my mouth. After I said it, I was mortified. When you have been wronged by someone you were intimate with, it is important to remember that following through with whatever crazy ideas pop up into your, at the time, unstable mind will make you look like a psycho and then you feel even worse then before.


Mary - even though the rational me wants say you should have just said to hell with him and left it at that, the cheated on woman in me thinks that what you did was brilliant. I mean, really, it was.

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