The Ex Factor & the Invisible Ties of Past Relationships

Unless you or your new partner are lucky enough to marry the love of your life the first time around, it is likely that you could be an ex, have an ex, or be forced to deal with a loved one’s ex at some point. And that comes after swimming the difficult waters of separation and divorce that led you to this place.

Becoming an ex can bring many feelings, including rejection, or, depending on the circumstances, guilt about rejecting — and that’s just the beginning of the roller-coaster ride that can also include disappointment, despair, feelings of abandonment, loss, pain, anger, hostility, and confusion. You are probably still reeling from those emotions, and everything else that can come with untangling your life from your partner’s.

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