“My ex boyfriend cheated on me with someone, so obviously we broke up. Since we were in different cities, I used to get his updates from mutual friends. One fine day he called me and started narrating that how his current girlfriend dominates him and I was the best he could ever get.
Frankly, I did become a little weak but since he was telling about his then girlfriend so I didn’t had an opportunity to go back. Call me stupid, but I was so madly in love with him, that I was ready to be back even after knowing that he cheated. His calls continued, but every time he was telling about his then girlfriends and the problems with them only. As a human being with a heart, I listened and always gave him a crying shoulder (yes, I go out of my way to help people and I don’t think that makes me spineless).
Fast forward few years, I got married to ‘the man’ and he made me realize what love actually is. The ex was in touch with me on and off, which ‘the man’ knew too. He use to call/message me when he was very low emotionally or terribly wrecked in a relationship (he had a couple of girlfriends, after we broke up).
One fine morning, I called him (the ex) up. He was little low as his then girlfriend refused to spend New Year’s Eve with him and chose to go to some destination with one of his male friends, or something like that. I remember my exact words, ‘Sheesh, thank you for cheating on me. Thank you for breaking my heart. If you wouldn’t have done all that, I would have never met my husband and wouldn’t have realized that what love is and that I deserve love, happiness and moreover the respect. Thank you for pushing me away.’ This was almost two years back and that was the last time we spoke. He never contacted me post this conversation.
So living well, and letting your ex know about it, is the best revenge.”