They say revenge is a dish best served cold, and when a man decides to cheat on you, that’s really the only option. But women don’t often know how to get back at a cheating boyfriend without getting hurt in the process.
To help you out, here are seven ways to get revenge on a cheating boyfriend that will prove you play the game even better than he does and requires no crying of “My boyfriend cheated on me” or self-pity:
1. Cut him off completely.
Men hate feeling powerless and alone, but they love to have their cake and eat it, too. That’s why they cheat — because they love the thrill of having some “fun,” but at the end of the day, they want a girl to come home to.
To really knock him off his high horse, end things with him. Once you discover he’s cheating, find a great way to break up with him and reduce him to a begging puppy. Don’t budge when he wants you back.
2. Get your body rockin’.
Khloé Kardashian once said the best form of revenge is a good body. She wasn’t kidding. What better way to show your boyfriend (now ex, I hope) what he’s missing than to look fit and ready for a new man to sweep you off your feet?
It may not be healthy inspiration to look at the girl or girls he’s cheated with and strive to have a better body than them, but it will motivate you nonetheless. Next time he sees you, even over social media, make sure he’ll be drooling.
3. Become friends with the girl(s) he cheated with.
The whole motive behind cheating is to have a hidden affair with a secret mistress, so bringing her out into the open AND becoming friends with her is sure to give him a headache.
If the “other woman” is decent enough, she will agree to at least talk to you about what was going on between her and your man. Why not meet for a meal at his favorite restaurant? I guarantee his jaw would drop.
4. Gain family support.
If you and your boyfriend were on the “meet the family” level, make sure you gain their support. Reach out to his mom or let her come to you and give her the entire sob story (even if you exaggerate some details) so she sides with you. As a woman, her compassion will naturally be with you rather than him, so you will be set in letting him get what he deserves from her.
You can always start shipping his things back to his parents’ house, and when they question why you would do such a thing, give them a laundry list of everything he did wrong in our relationship — with the cherry on top being that he cheated.
5. Broadcast his infidelity everywhere.
Some may say it’s immature, but if you really want to make light of the situation while also making his life a living hell, make all the flyers, posts and emails about the cheating that you want.
Some women have gone to great lengths by ordering huge house banners and posting signs all over the neighborhood, but that’s a pretty mild form of revenge if you ask me. Let everyone know what he did, so at the end of the day, he loses you and anyone else who once cared about him.
6. Date one of his friends.
Men tend to get extremely territorial with women, especially when it comes to their friends even coming anywhere near their girlfriend. To really piss that cheater off, start seeing one of his good friends or even just hang out with all of his buddies that you got close to during your relationship.
Like his mother, they should side with you because you can easily play the tragic victim card and gain their sympathy. It wouldn’t hurt to look cute while you’re doing it.
7. Give him the silent treatment.
While there are scores of loud, obnoxious ways for how to get back at a cheating boyfriend, sometimes it’s best to just not say anything at all. If he’s a narcissist, which he most likely is if he had the guts to cheat on you, then there’s nothing he will hate more than being ignored.
Give him the cold shoulder, do not respond to any of his calls or texts, and do not entertain his passive aggressive efforts to gain your attention. Let him feel neglected and guilty all by himself.
Revenge isn’t always the answer to your cheating boyfriend problems, but taking some sort of action to get back at him is sure to lift your spirits a little bit. If he’s seeing more than one girl behind your back, team up with them and devise a plan of attack, or even if it’s just one person, there are still plenty of options for self-redemption. Play the player, ladies.