moving on after divorce

Everything can always get better, everyone can be happy and happier after their divorce, but if you carry all the baggage with you after divorce, you won't get there very fast.
My son got married a few weeks ago. However, what should have been a weekend of unadulterated delight was filled with moments of sadness. Not because I don't like his new wife or because I'm estranged from my son -- no, I was unhappy because my ex-husband invited his girlfriend.
When we look back at our past we are missing the present.
"[Travel] makes you realize you are just a tiny piece of a larger puzzle out there."
I felt like I'd been punched in the gut. The body-numbing, time-stopping, paralyzing feeling of hearing your spouse say they are no longer in love with you. It seemed my worst fears had come true; he'd fallen in love with someone else and wanted a divorce.
It was time to take care of myself. And I kept that promise.
One of the most difficult tasks any individual can master, is the ability to let go of the past, and move forward towards their future.
Consider this a litmus test for moving on. ✔️