After a divorce, it is inevitable that you will eventually see your ex with a new partner. It is completely understandable that you will have a mix of confusing emotions when this happens. You may feel angry, sad, jealous, and betrayed, even if you feel that you have moved on and are no longer in love with your ex.
Though you and your ex have chosen to divorce, you still have many great memories from a time when they were your partner, and seeing them with someone else is totally unfamiliar to you. It’s natural to have jealous feelings, or to automatically dislike their new boyfriend or girlfriend.
Feeling territorial over your ex is natural and instinctive. While you were married, you subconsciously trained yourself to react in a certain way if you ever saw your spouse cheating on you. Now, even though you are divorced, your emotions haven’t caught up to the logical part of your brain, and seeing your ex with a new partner is triggering confusing feelings.
Your emotions don’t mean that you’re still in love with your ex, or that you don’t want them to be happy. Give yourself time to get used to seeing your ex with someone else. You can’t avoid the situation forever, so you will have to confront your feelings sooner or later. If you need to counsel with a professional who has years of experience handling divorce cases, I suggest that you contact an Arizona Family Law attorney. Call (480)-464-1111 to schedule a FREE consultation with JacksonWhite attorney, Tim Durkin today.