Relationship Revenge Stories That Will Make You Cringe

Relationship Revenge Stories That Will Make You CringeRelationship Revenge Stories That Will Make You CringeRelationship Revenge Stories That Will Make You Cringe

It’s been said before that love is sister to hate. Few emotions can equal loathing for sheer intensity, and the darker of the two frequently comes riding on the back of a passionate breakup. While most of us have entertained a relationship revenge fantasy or two, few actually follow through and those that do, tend to cook up some especially awful paybacks. Here’s a few of the most cringe-worthy.

Diapered vengeance

Some people will go to any lengths to get their revenge, as astronaut Lisa Nowak demonstrated in 2007. She allegedly drove nonstop from Orlando to Texas just to confront her ex-lover’s new girlfriend, Claudia Shipman. As impressive as a trip of that length may be, it’s nothing remarkable, except for the fact that she later informed reporters she had worn a diaper in order to avoid taking any bathroom stops. Now that’s dedication!

The fact that upon arrival, she disguised herself and attempted to kidnap Shipman (to what sinister end we can only imagine) seems tame by comparison.

Hell hath no fury

A few days after a particularly torrid breakup, Christina Reber from Indiana reportedly stormed into her ex-boyfriend’s apartment and clubbed him on the head. Not content with simply concussing her ex, she then grabbed his scrotum, “squeezing as hard as she could”, digging in her nails and refusing to let go. She kept this up until the poor man managed to free himself from her vice-like grip, only to find that his scrotum was “completely torn loose from his body.” Yikes!

Amusingly, the unnamed ex had his wounds treated at the Ball Memorial Hospital, which despite its appropriate name is not only for scrotum-specific injuries.

Just desserts

This guy definitely had it coming. British shock jock Tim Shaw had jeopardized his family life for the sake of his on-air image for quite some time, at one stage upsetting his then-pregnant wife by saying on-air that he fantasized about sex with her sister. When she tearfully called to complain, as any self-respecting woman would, he put her on air as well! So when he indulged a fantasy on-air of leaving his family for pin-up girl Jodie Marsh, his wife had had enough.

Mrs. Shaw promptly put his $45,000 Lotus Esprit Turbo sports car up for auction on eBay, asking that it be sold before he even got home! She was able to do this as the registration was in her name. The public obliged and the car sold within five minutes, with an unnamed buyer speeding off in the polished vehicle after paying a mere 50 pence. Considering that this guy is infamous for nearly c

Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

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