Dealing With Jealousy: How to Cope When Your Ex Starts Dating Again

April 30, 2019 | Category: Family Law

Accept Your Feelings

Your feelings of jealousy are perfectly normal and perfectly valid. After years, even decades with your spouse, it's only natural to feel upset when that person moves on — even if your relationship ended badly. The last thing you need is to suffer both jealousy and guilty about your jealousy. Accept your feelings and determine how you can process them in a healthy manner.

Avoid Social Media

The urge to stalk your ex on Facebook or Instagram can be tough to resist, but photos and status updates about your ex's new romantic interest will only upset you. Unfriend, unfollow, or block if necessary. Better yet, take a break from social media altogether.

Get Back on the Dating Market

There's no need to sit and stew as your ex enters the long-forgotten world of dating. This is your opportunity to put yourself out there. Swept up in the excitement of dating, you may feel less concerned about your ex's romantic forays.

Remember the Reasons for Your Divorce

The grass is always greener, right? Ditch those rose-colored glasses and draft a list outlining the incompatibilities in your previous marriage. This will help you feel more secure in your decision to divorce.

The Brown Law Offices could be a key resource during and after your divorce. Reach out today to learn how we can help you gain a fresh start.

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