There are just so many reasons why anybody who has been through a stressful divorce will feel all the negative feelings in the world for it is at this time that her world totally crumbled down in front of her. All the dreams she built together with her husband is now impossible. They can no longer be a family again. The divorce proceeding she just went through is making sure of that. It is after the water is calm that you will feel that loneliness surging up on you. When you have nothing to do anymore and you are left in your place alone or maybe with kids, it would really feel like you have been betrayed by the whole world. You are so hurt you want to vent your pain on someone. Yes, being the receiving end of a divorce is certainly low self-esteem generating.