“My feelings of relief and satisfaction were quickly tempered by the fact that he soon found another girlfriend,” admitted Christina.
“I decided that any woman was better than the last, but still I wondered, how could anyone want to date a broke, often-unemployed, overweight, balding man?
“My feelings stemmed from my own hurt, and they also came from the disruption and pain she’d brought to my children’s lives. I liked the feeling that my ex was finally getting his comeuppance and would feel the sting of rejection. He had thrown out 13 years of marriage, and I wanted him to pay for it.
Instead, surround yourself with friends who love you, inside and outside of any relationship.
Spending time renewing your energy by doing things you enjoy and taking care of yourself physically can help to increase your feelings of self-worth.