I'm in a position similar-ish to yours. My boyfriend split up with me a couple of weeks ago because well long story but we saw it would never have worked in the long run. Picture a wannabe corporate whore and a hippie who thinks too much value is placed on money
Anyway it really hurt at first.. Not because I was angry at him (I always knew this would happen in the end, just wished it hadnt happened so soon
) but because I just missed him sooo much.
And it really hurt seeing him at first; I almost just burst into tears the first time I saw him after because he wasnt mine anymore. But then he came round mine a few days after to pick up some stuff and we chatted for ages about everything.
And everything just kind of clicked -
I didnt need to miss him because he was still there, just in a different form. Still really good friends just minus well.. all the other stuff basically.
And that made me feel sooo much better. We're back on practically the same friendship terms that we were when we were going out and I know that hes going to be there for me no matter what.
And sometimes life is so much easier when you dont have things like sex complicating everything.
I have to admit though I do have feelings for him and its still a bit flirty when we hang out (which is a lot of the time) but I know nothing could ever happen which makes it easier.
Ok so that last bit is what makes our situations differ most but the other stuff is I think quite relevant to you.
I just dont know what would happen when either of us find someone new but I'll worry about that when it happens.