If you are unattached (or attached) and you happen to run into an ex-partner who really wasn't a good match before you allow your emotions to squeeze all common sense from your brain, take a minute to meditate on the message the universe might be sending.
Overcoming this dragon will take great mental clarity and focus. The journey into the dark night of the soul is not for the faint of heart. And while most of us have to go through this painful life transition, it is how we think about our journey that determines how we will come out on the other side.
My spirit guide and I had it out many times over the power of forgiveness as I could not see how allowing someone that had done so much harm should be let off the hook. Letting them "off the hook" is exactly what we should do to free ourselves from the energetic (and sometimes karmic) ties we have created with our abusers.