Punishment hurts you more than them. It lowers you to their level.
Revenge affairs. Slashing tires. everything like that makes you the bad guy and they get off scott free.
And there is no punishment imaginable that can in any way even the scales. I have thought about Poes *Pit and the Pendulum* but no. Close but not even.
In life good people have horrible awful things happen to them all the time. And bad people are oftimes rewarded. I dont understand it. No one does. But it is what it is.
In the end we are left to heal our self and recover mostly on our own. Our WS can help. But in the end most of the work is on us. Punishing our WS wont help us recover.
In my situation. The best punishment would be for WW and OM to wind up together. Basically letting them achieve what they dreamt of in their LTA. I am sure they would destroy each other.
In the end though that would not help me.
Forgive and forget = Relive and regret.
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.