Have many revenge fantasies... but have also had flat-out revenge. A mind-boggling amount of TT led to finding out my SA WH has been cheating since the day we met with anyone who was willing. Every major milestone in our relationship, there was at least one OW there. Mostly EAs, but several EA/PAs. They all overlapped with each other and each one's existence didn't prevent him from pursuing more women. Anyway...
At first I only blamed him. But over time and with therapy, I came to find out just how malicious two of the PA OW were and how thrilled they both were when I discovered their existence. A week after DDay, I called them both up, politely, just to find out what was going on, since getting anything from WH was like pulling teeth and I was going insane; they joyfully toyed with me and told lies to make it worse for me (how classic). I didn't know any better and just let them talk. Ultimately, all parties downplayed the As, because my WH wanted to stay with me and the OW wanted to be well-behaved mistresses.
Eventually WH confessed everything and I found out that both were in love with him and furious that he didn't leave me for them. One had taken place two years before DDay and ended badly when WH stopped talking to her out of the blue (the A had run its course, for him). The other was a current OW. Through this new lens, I now understood how cruel and calculating they had been.
So I... told their jobs, told their friends, told their parents, told their colleagues, told their acquaintances--to great consequence to them. And not just about the As, because maybe they would have enjoyed that. No, I told everyone all the private, awkward, mortifying moments that happened between them--you know, things that are normally protected information in a monogamous relationship? Well these weren't monogamous relationships, so there's no protection. OW1 sobbed hysterically about how sad and alone she was--I told everyone. OW2 farted in her sleep--I told everyone. OW1 lied about other people to inflate her delusions of grandeur--I told those people. Every single intimate detail they ever confided in my WH or very personal, painfully awkward sexual moments that had transpired between them, I told everyone. Think: Monica Lewinsky having to testify in front of the grand jury. And then WH called them in front of me several times to scream at them listing every single insecurity they had admitted about themselves and that they were right to think it. There's WAY more to the story, but that's the PG-rated version, because I don't want to go to jail
In the end, the best revenge was only revealed after the fact: when I had spoken with them, I acted like I held all the cards (which I did) and was simply trying to suss out the full story to decide what *I* wanted to do. That was what hit them in the gut. They had been left in the dark (WH went NC on his own accord on DDay and refused to talk about me during the As, much to their chagrin), and I'm sure they hoped the reason I was contacting them was because my WH had confessed he was in love with them and I was going to beg them to give him back. But my lack of emotion and informing them that they were not his only OW devastated them. I just didn't know it at the time.
I even haphazardly mentioned all the things he was doing to save the M, all the expensive things he was buying, all the emotional stuff--very quick mentions, but in retrospect, I could tell how upset they were to hear it (initially, I thought they were being short with me because they weren't that invested in WH and had grown bored of the conversation. NOPE). Then both attempted to reach him, in front of me, and he never responded. The lack of response drove OW1 crazy and she messaged me rambling prose that I only realized later was her attempt to pump me for information, but I couldn't make heads or tails of it at the time. Now that I know what she was actually thinking, it gives me a terrific laugh!
Essentially, I lived out my revenge fantasy, and though I'm very lucky to not be incarcerated right now... it was totally worth it.
[This message edited by Revenger at 8:43 PM, Tuesday, July 26th]