Woman Sent Valentine's Card to Married Neighbor in 'Payback' Scheme

A woman in Brighton, England, shared in a now-viral video that she sent a Valentine's Day card to her married neighbor as "payback" for reporting a recent parking job of hers.

The video was posted to TikTok on Tuesday by Kelly Liesse (@kelly_liesse), who wrote: "It's payback time." So far, the post has received more than 220,000 views and over 5,000 likes. Of course, not everyone agreed with Liesse's form of revenge. In fact, many of Liesse's viewers argued that by sending the card, she's only hurting her neighbor's "innocent" wife.

At the beginning of her video, Liesse claimed that her neighbor, Simon, recently reported her for parking on double yellow lines along their street. According to Unilad, double yellow lines mean "no waiting is allowed at any time."

In the comments section of her post, however, Liesse said she had a "Blue Badge" on display in the car, "which may have allowed her to park for up to three hours," Unilad explained.

Upset, Liesse decided to send Simon a Valentine's Day card.

"I love that you can be you, I can be me & together we're happy as can be," read the front of the card.

Inside, Liesse wrote: "Happy Valentine's Day my darling. I can't believe I found you, but we're meant to be. I am always there for you and you're always there for me. No one in this world could make me feel this way. And all my love for you keeps growing more and more every day. I can't wait to see you next, miss you so much. Lots of love from your man."

A 2017 study revealed that being cheated on "can cause emotional and psychological distress," reported HuffPost. As a result, those who have been cheated on tend to engage in "risky behaviors," study author, M. Rosie Shrout, told Psypost.

"They were more likely to eat less or not eat at all, use alcohol or marijuana more often, have sex under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or over-exercise," Shrout explained.

Shrout added that the psychological effects of cheating are stronger for women than they are for men.

"This gender difference is consistent with previous research showing that women experience more distress after being cheated on. We think this is because women typically place higher importance on the relationship as a source of self and identity," Shrout said.

Though Simon didn't actually cheat on his wife, many commenters were concerned that the card would devastate her.

"That is not funny! Devastating someone else for your satisfaction is wrong on every level," wrote one TikTok user.

"I'm all for getting payback but this is going to hurt his wife more, she will be heartbroken," said Donna Hawthorne.

"If this is real then you're totally in the wrong. No matter what he's done his poor wife doesn't deserve this," added jojo59727.

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A woman in Brighton, England shared in a now-viral video that she sent a Valentine’s Day card to her married neighbor as “payback” for reporting her parking job. InspirationGP/istock