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OPINION: When a heartbreak tsunami sweeps though your heart

By Mapula Nkosi | 2017-08-31 10:34:11.0

Catching your lover red-handed with someone else is one of the most heartbreaking experiences a person can go through.

It is like someone has just walked past you in a public square and ripped your stomach open with a knife. The pain, disorientation and confusion and the contraction of your heart muscles as you literally feel it breaking, feels like a bomb had just ripped through your body.

She was supposed to have been at a week-long conference in Polokwane, Limpopo, when her live-in lover decided to use their love pad to hole up with another woman.

Unfortunately for him, she caught flu, leading to her having to leave the conference centre earlier than anticipated.

When she arrived home on a Saturday night, she proceeded straight to their bedroom, longing for the protection and love of his arms, only to find the two lovebirds grunting and screaming in the throes of passion.

The shock rooted her to the spot. She could not move. She just had to watch the whole unsolicited home porn because the lovers were so engrossed in each other they did not even see her for the first few minutes. It was only when they were changing positions that the man she had introduced to her parents as a future son-in-law looked up and froze.

I don't know where she got such composure, but she proceeded to tell the woman to get out of her bedroom. The woman scrambled past her and ran outside stark naked.

Humiliated, she did not know how to start a conversation with the man who only a few hours before she was convinced was her future.

All she could come up with was a lame "why did you have to bring her to our bed?" He was equally stumped. He just stared at her for what seemed like ages until a violent volcano erupted in her, and she pummelled him with her fists.

He ducked and ran outside like a little rabbit. She was shell-shocked, everybody knows she could not even swat a fly. Where did all that violence come from?

And there, in the aftermath of the greatest betrayal she had ever faced in her life, she sat on the edge of the bed like a zombie, noticing the evidence that was his betrayal written all over the bed.

The lovers did not bother picking up their underwear. Who did they think was going to clean up after them?

The anger started to boil over again and she decided there were no words that he could say to fix what had just happened.

She collected his clothes and shredded them with a pair of scissors while a flood of questions swirled around in her mind.

His laptop was in the corner. She had a good mind to throw it out of the window when she slowly came to her senses and realised that she could only get some sense of revenge by throwing away his shredded clothes.

She called the locksmith and changed the locks and stared at night turning into dawn from her bedroom window.

A tsunami had just swept through her bleeding heart, but the chirping birds reminded her that another day had dawned after a dark night. Everything looked normal outside and it was time for her to do the same.