• For years, I wanted to see the guy dead who was responsible for the accident that killed my mom. Although I knew she was the forgiving kind and would have forgiven him had she been able, I couldn't get past it. After more than 20 years, I've resigned myself to the fact that it's out of my hands. I live by the John Wayne quote, "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them." But sometimes, one just has to let things go to get rid of the demons - I've yet to forgive him.
  • Retaliating, definitely.
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      You need peace in your life. But then again, you call yourself "Crazychick," so it's understandable.
  • Show them how happy you are. It kills them to see you happy.
  • Repaying others eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth will make matters worse. So turning the other cheek with wisdom will solve a problem.
  • Revenge is always not worth the effort. Revenge is a waste of your time. Now: if your goal is to "teach the other person a lesson" so that (in your mind's eye) they won't do it again, then you're doing something constructive...and then it's not really revenge any more. In that second case you're not getting even. Instead, your attempting to protect yourself (and perhaps others) from future occurrences of the same behavior.
  • Let them see how happy you are without them in your life. It kills them to see you happy.
  • Usually I try to remain calm and keep the peace. However, I'm an old man now, with lots of history of retaliating behind me. I think it just depends on the offense.
  • Turn the other cheek. “Vengeance is mine, and retribution,” says Jehovah. (De 32:35) God is addressed by the psalmist: “O God of acts of vengeance, Jehovah.” (Ps 94:1) Accordingly, the individual is condemned by God if he bears a grudge or seeks personal vengeance for real or fancied wrongs done to himself or to someone else.​—Le 19:18; Ro 12:19; Heb 10:30. For more information please visit wwwjworg

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