Or maybe you see fighting as a natural part of your relationship, but you think the relationship is strong enough to withstand the conflict.It’s likely a confusing mesh of feelings and experiences.
However, within all these emotionally wrenching scenarios, there may also be some positive lessons you can take away.
First, being left for someone else may close the window of hope that can otherwise leave you desperately trying to reestablish connection and keep you holding on.
Or, maybe he or she didn’t plan to leave, but after cheating, it has come to that.
Either way, in addition to feeling blindsided and betrayed, you feel used. With Honesty Your partner was up front about meeting someone new.
There are a number of ways you can be left for another, and while all are wrenching, some are more so than others. Underhandedness Your partner was cheating for some time.
He or she needed you as a safety net and hung onto the relationship until deciding it was worth it to leave.
Even with incessant fighting, you can still be blindsided and dismayed when your partner actually leaves for someone else.
You can see the signs of decline more clearly in retrospect. Now, especially if there’s been cheating before the end of the relationship, you question who you can trust.
But still the end is infuriating, hurts like hell and just feels wrong. The “Someone Else” is Your Friend When you’re dumped for someone you know or someone you’re close to, the experience adds another, complicated layer: that of a betrayal on top of a betrayal. This experience can significantly alter your comfort in the world.
No matter your levels of anger with your partner and your friend, it’s an incredibly uncomfortable, bewildering, ugly scenario.
Being dumped for someone else is a double punch: not only do you feel abandoned but also replaced.