And, as with any strong elixir, the subliminal message reads: handle with care.
Alternatively, you could use your sexuality as a vehicle to act out your anger and to regain a sense of control, or as an attention-getting device, attempting to repair your damaged self-esteem.
A woman who has been left by her spouse often loses much of her self-confidence and self-esteem, notes Toronto-based individual and marital therapist Karen Solomon-Ament.
And in order to begin that process, you need to examine the dynamics of the partnership that's ended and identify a starting point uniquely your own.
According to Jill Fein, a certified Imago relationship therapist and LCSW practicing in Lincolnwood, IL, some people want to get right back on the horse after splitting up with their spouse – and the sooner, the better.
And being single again means that you're going to face, in one way or another, the potential of new relationships and their inherent sexuality.
And sexuality, for all the self-help manuals that have proliferated in North America over the last few decades, still remains a mystery to some extent.Divorce, on the other hand, no matter how common it has become in our society, is still a painful psychological process of denial and acceptance, grief and growth, death and rebirth.How is one to manage both the pain of divorce and the uncertainty of new sexual encounters when dealing with one comes so close upon the heels of the other?Feelings of abandonment or rejection can manifest themselves in a number of ways.You could experience some sexual inhibitions and feel fearful of sexual contact, since rejection can have a debilitating effect on your sense of inner self and body image. Soon-to-be-married Marie and Jess have each just gotten off the phone from consoling their single friends, Harry and Sally, who are suffering the tremors of emotional uncertainty brought on by the aftermath of their first sexual encounter together.