A few years ago I wrote this a couple years ago while reflecting on my own first post-divorce breakup. It continues to be one of the most-trafficked posts on this whole blog, more than two years later. I haven’t read about this phenomenon anywhere else, but it is apparently very, very common:
When your first relationship after your marriage ends, the pain is like nothing else. Here I explore why. If this is your experience, I hope this helps you understand what you are going through. Please share this with others who may benefit — and share your own experience in the comments. That way, we can all feel less alone.
Why post-divorce rebound relationships hurt so damn bad (and why divorces are totally different and way worse than breakups)
Post-divorce rebound: A requisite heart pummeling
Healing from divorce takes the long and winding road