Ever come across an article or something similar online and realize -- within a few seconds -- that if you'd had the good fortune of seeing this some time ago, you could have saved yourself (in my case, my family) a whole shitload of aggravation and a truckload of futility and wasted time? Well, my "epiphany" article resides here; had I had the good fortune of seeing this circa 2001, holy shit -- I could have ably sidestepped a big pile of shit in the form of a still-obsessed ex.
Oh well. As they say, hindsight is 20/20, even if my then-foresight was far closer to Mr. Magoo.
They missed one minor point, of course: once obsessed, always obsessed. Or, speak softly and carry a taser and a restraining order.