What just happened? Maybe the shock of your spouse has left you, or perhaps, you know it was coming. The process is not just an empty bed. It can last for a long time going back-and-forth with lawyers, and heartache. Then the mental battle usually starts on why they left. There could have been myriad of reasons for them ending the relationship. However, our minds will start sifting through the things that could’ve been done to stop it. You are not alone. Around 50 percent of marriages fail, and about 42 percent of first-time marriages end in divorce. But the good news is that you can survive the aftermath. People who are proactive and show compassion for themselves and, yes, the other spouse, tend to do a lot better down the road in dealing with the breakup. In order to move forward you need to love yourself enough to realize that the circumstances don’t reflect self-worth or self-value. Here are 5 things to do when your spouse leaves.