Forbes Magazine Signing up for an online dating site and finding yourself facing constant rejection is a frustrating experience.
It's even worse if you're certain that all those cyber-strangers would see what a catch you are if they would just give you a chance to impress.
Some key cars; others dump mildewed love seats (an apt metaphor if ever there was one) onto an old flame’s lawn.
“It had gotten misty out, so I spent quite some time scooping it all off,” Kevin says.
“I probably should have left it, but it saved me from feeling guilty — and I don’t like feeling guilty!
Honaman also points to healthy ways to express anger and frustration over a breakup: “Roll up the windows of your car and scream, buy some plates at Goodwill and throw them against a brick wall, or join a kickboxing class to get all of that anger out,” she suggests.
“Once you get it out of your system, you’ll feel better.” There’s also that old adage about living well being the best revenge.
All of those things will keep you focused on the present and the future instead of the past.” If all that fails, you can also try a revenge reversal, like Kevin M., a 40-year-old artist from Sarasota, FL did.
“I’m usually friendly with all of my exes, but after I broke up with this one woman, I got to thinking about the way she treated me… “I was out with another woman and we were walking around at 3 a.m.[It’s like] the scene from Revenge of the Nerds, when Robert Carradine finally woos his beautiful blonde Betty in the moon bounce.He never would have had a chance with her otherwise.“One day, I had an epiphany and realized that I needed to forgive him and move forward… After that, my life changed quickly — and for the better.” Honaman — who has since remarried — says that she hears from many women looking for ways to overcome their urge to lash out at an ex (or an ex’s new love interest).She’s also heard stories from women who have given in to the urge — and suffered some embarrassing consequences afterward.“It’s a small world, and social media makes it smaller,” warns Honaman.