So glad you wrote about this, Yael. I still cannot find my words for it. After 23 years of marriage, he left me for someone 15 years younger. We were best friends as well as lovers. Now we are nothing.
I experienced it just like you. Broken. Literally. Big, black sucking hole. And I did what you did (just not the naked photos yet, good idea). Took time and healed.
So glad now. One of my friends sometimes asks me if I have thanked him yet. It was the best thing for my personal life and chances of much better love! But o my, it certainly didn’t feel that way back then.
Thanks for giving it words…