It is normal to strike back & take revenge at your enemies. After all they have hurt you & are trying to destroy the stability, & security in your life. So, when you strike back you are merely telling them that you will not keep quiet so that your self interest is protected.
Attack is the best form of defence, isn’t it ? But not always. When you hit back at your enemies the table tennis match of anger, hate, & revenge continues. You keep living in tension as you do not know when the enemy will strike.
You have another choice. Drop your ego, raise your hands in namaste & say sorry. Suddenly due to this divine act of forgiveness the turbulence in the relationship has disappeared. You feel happy, & relieved. All that was required for you was to weaken your ego. This is the power of forgiveness.
Forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much !