I agree, from experience, it is never easy to start over. I did so, many years ago...not so much by my own choice. I had moved with a husband to a new location, a new state...gave up a political back ground, only to find out that he had someone else. I had no job, kids were grown, on their own. But I learned to make my own way...never having to do so from age 19 till then.
What a growing experience! Had many jobs, lots of laughs, lots of dating, lots of new friends, finding out who I was...and four years later, I married once again. It's been a good long marriage....yes, he is my soul mate and friend.