Although I’ve mentioned it before, it still shocks. That someone would hurt themselves, whether physically, mentally, financially, or socially to hurt another person.
It happens a lot in Abuse cases, where the Abuser, so anxious to hurt the other person causes him/herself financial or social gain.
Like the child refusing to go to the zoo because his/her parents won’t let him wear a particular outfit; this kind of ‘holding my breath until I turn blue’ is childish and never really effective.
Yet, it seems to be practiced in all levels of society.