Breakup Revenge, Reinvented By The Millennial Woman

Breakup Revenge, Reinvented By The Millennial Woman

The Future is Female, and we are winning the relationship.
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Back in the '80s, if a man were to cheat on, or break a girl's heart she'd eat an entire pint of ice cream, shave her head, sob and cry for weeks, destroy his car or make some other over-the-top statement to demonstrate how she has been swayed by a heartbreaker.

That used to be the norm, but nowadays women are going in a much different direction to get back at their exes.

It all started with the breakup body: women around the world were getting revenge on their exes by going to the gym and taking all that built-up breakup emotion out on some weights and a treadmill. What better way to show what he lost than by matching that awesome personality with a banging body?!

Everyone knows Kim Kardashian got 1,000% more fierce after her short-lived marriage with Kris Humphries. Here she is below with that amazing figure women across America dream of having:

Mrs. West is not the only one. Rhianna is such a warrior on the red carpet after Chris Brown, and Selena slays all day (and all night) without playboy JB by her side:

Now with the age of social media added to the equation, it's twice as easy to show the world (and probably him, since he's most likely still social media stalking you) how you've moved past it all. Some women even post about dropping the 180+ pounds that are their exes.

For example, take this woman whose story has gone viral.

Shelby, aka @babyyygucci, posted a text exchange from her (now ex) partner who told her that she is getting a "beer-belly." Shelby has discussed how she has struggled to gain weight all of her life, and she is finally happy at 120ibs. Well, her selfish ex would like to think otherwise:

Shelby has taken it upon herself to announce that she has officially dropped her 180-pound boyfriend, which everyone is very happy about.

Honestly good for you, girl!

While the revenge body trend is still alive and well, another form of revenge trend is the revenge dress/outfit

This one started all the way back when Princess Diana found out Prince Charles was having an affair with the Camilla Parker Bowles. As the A-list fashion icon of the Nation, Diana refused to be outshined by a homewrecker, at the Serpentine Gallery's summer party in June 1994, her ladyship slayed the world with a striking fitted black and silk dress that has forever been dubbed as "the revenge dress."

Since then, people across the world have made lasting statements to remind their ex-partners exactly what they're missing out on.

Recently, Broadly.com brought out an article where they celebrated Princess Diana's legacy by having regular people photograph and discuss their own "revenge outfits" and why they chose them.

While some of them are just outright bold, such as Scott Hadley's (above) tight-fitting gold pantsuit, which he chose as a form of tacky rebellion against his ex's regular style, every revenge outfit screams one thing in particular:

"I am much better off without you."

Whatever way you get revenge, I hope you do so in a safe and proactive way.

In the wise words of Kelly Clarkson, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." So to all the Heartbreakers and f**kboys out there get ready, because the future is female and she has no time for your B.S.

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5 Powerful Rihanna Songs That Prove Relationships Ain't Easy

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Relationships aren't perfect. They can be painful and aggravating. They can be problematic and detrimental to our mental health.

Of course, relationships require a great deal of time and commitment to maintain, but if you're not with the love of your life, is it even worth it?

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Beyond Flowers And Chocolate, 22 People Share The Sweetest Their Partner Has Ever Done For Them

Past or present, these people never forgot these acts of kindness from the one they love/loved.

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When you're in a relationship, you do a lot for the person you're dating. Some things you might not even realize you're doing can make their day that much better. Whether it's a big surprise for a birthday or a random small act of kindness, there's always something your boyfriend or girlfriend remembers, that they loved.

For me, it's a common occurrence for my boyfriend and me. I struggle with mental illnesses and some issues with my past. While it's gotten much better over the years, there are still days where I want to burst into tears or lay in bed all day. While many in the past have thought that the best thing would be to give me space, some not even bothering to understand, he does the opposite. He smothers me in the love I so desperately need to feel.

He reminds me that, while my past is apart of my life, it isn't directing my future. He'll play his guitar and sing me to soothe my heart back into its rightful heartbeat. It's the nicest thing any boyfriend has done for me and he continues to do it with each passing day.

Any kind gesture warms my heart big or small, I asked 32 people what the nicest thing their current/ ex S.O. did for them. These are some of the bigger gestures that warmed my heart.

​1. "The best thing they ever did was befriend my little brother. When we hung out, my little brother would sometimes do so as well, making my brother break out of his shell."

2. "​After working third shift over 13 hours every night, he would bring me breakfast and flowers almost every single morning. Sometimes just coffee and donuts, other times it was takeout from a local diner by our house."

3. "​He's stayed with me through my mental health, even the worst of it. Other people might have decided they couldn't stay around "that negativity" anymore, but he's still here and always there for me. It means the world, as someone who's been left behind before. (He also got me Wicked tickets, a close second!)"

4. "​We were texting for majority of the morning and he could tell I was having a bad day, without me even telling him, and texted me to come outside where he was waiting with flowers and two boxes of my favorite candy. It was the first time a boy had ever given me flowers."

5. "​Before leaving for Arizona (where he lives) he woke up in the morning, stole his brother's car, bought me flowers and came to my house because I was worried about our relationship."

6. " My favorite holiday is Halloween, so when I was leaving to go over to his place to go to a party I opened my door and on the doorstep was a box and inside it was a bouquet of flowers, chocolates and a note saying, 'Happy Halloween.' My ex was not perfect, but that small gesture was one I'll always look back on when I think of him."

7. "​My boyfriend sent me flowers because he knew I was going through a hard time with my parents having issues. My family was really suffering and him sending me those just showed how much he cared."

8. " Named my dog when I was too busy with my father's funeral. (Morbid but he took a weight of my shoulders I couldn't concentrate on at the time. Got the dog the day my dad went into the hospital. He passed 36 hours later.)"

9. "For Valentine's Day, my boyfriend bought me white roses (my favorite), serenaded me with the song 'Latch,' and spent the whole day with me. It was perfect."

10. "My boyfriend bought me a promise ring two-ish months into our relationship. It was the sweetest thing because I had always loved the idea of a promise ring and so did he. It also was sweet because he was leaving soon for the Navy so it was also a promise for him to come home to me."

11. "​Despite religious stigma he moved in with my family to help take care of my parents who are both disabled."

12. "​Gave me my daughter."

13. "​Surprised me by coming home from the military earlier"

Now, while big romantic gestures are sweet and endearing, often you don't have to do anything super expensive or fancy to get someone's heart.

14. "My ex-boyfriend gave me his favorite sweatshirt in 40-degree weather because I was literally shaking with mine on. I never gave it back even after we split up, so whoops."

15. "Made dinner and had a bottle of wine."

16. "Taken care of me when sick."

17. "Him treating me like I'm the only girl that matters and how I'm his princess."

18. "Stayed up late and texted me when I couldn't sleep because I was sick."

19. "A 'Things Remembered' engraved necklace."

20. "Woke me up one morning with Panera and an ice chai tea latte."

21. "Brought me chocolate covered strawberries."

22. "He, without fail, always buys my favorite candy every time he sees it in a store."

When you're in a relationship, it doesn't matter what you two are doing, as long as you are sharing your love with one another and enjoying have each other in your lives, that's what really matters. Love is a complex thing and while it may not always work out, it's nice to know you can look back on memories and always remember a time where you really loved each other.

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