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A Social Marriage

I am in the process of getting a divorce which was a mutual decision between my husband and myself. We have been married for 13 yrs. We've had a "social marriage" (no sex) for the past 5 yrs. I have had several relationships during that time, and I'm not sure whether he had any or not. I am currently involved with a really terrific guy, but today I found out that my ex is dating one of my neighbors. She's a cancer nurse and treated my ex's father before he died. I know that she's a really nice and sweet person, but now my emotions are on a roller coaster ride. I feel very sad and confused about this. I want to feel really happy for him, and am trying to convince myself that I should feel that way, but it's not working. Why is this so hard for me and why do I feel so hurt? Anyone have any ideas or comments? I need some advice.

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