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273 Inspirational Divorce Quotes To Help You Heal And Move On

Divorce is one of the most traumatic, exciting, painful and liberating transitions you can experience. It’s an unhappy time when a marriage ends. They require time to grieve and heal. If you’re in the midst of going through a divorce, heed these words from people who have been there already.

Without further ado, here are 273 divorce quotes will help you move on and move forward with single life after divorce – and they may even move you to start dating again! Let their encouraging words help you get through your own dark moments.

273 Best Divorce Quotes And Sayings

1

“Divorce is open-heart surgery, emotionally. Some people are not willing to give it enough time, and their expectations for recovery are too fast. When you get up and go faster than you’re supposed to and you push your healing cycle too quickly, you have to do it over again, and you get a relapse.” – Steve Grissom and Kathy Leonard

2

“Taking a thing apart is always faster than putting something together. This is true of everything except marriage.”

3

“Divorce is one of the most destructive, emotionally traumatic experiences a human being can go through, no matter if you’re the instigator or the recipient. It’s hard, and it hurts, and it takes a long time to feel normal again.” – Emily V. Gordon

4

“Divorce is not easy, but if you genuinely put your kids first, that dictates the civility, you should show each other. What example are you otherwise?” – Dawn French

5

“American husbands are the best in the world; no other husbands are so generous to their wives, or can be so easily divorced.” – Elinor Glyn

6

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style.” – Maya Angelou

7

“You lose yourself trying to hold on to someone who doesn’t care about losing you.”

8

“Divorce isn’t one-sided, and I am by no means perfect. Becoming accountable for my role in the relationship was very empowering.”

9

“Divorce is, of course, difficult for a child. I didn’t go through it as my parents stayed together, but I have a lot of friends who did.” – Elizabeth Hurley

10

“Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted.” – Richard Wagner

11

“I never thought in my life, I never really thought I would get married. I watched my parents go through a divorce, and I thought, like, this is just not something people are supposed to do.” – Ashton Kutcher

12

“Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim.” – Tyler Knott Gregson

13

“If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you’d have a hell of a lot of overlapping.”

14

“Divorce is just an awful thing in the world.” – John Denver

15

“I don’t see any reason for marriage when there is a divorce.” – Catherine Deneuve

16

“Sometimes you’re going to have to let one person go a thousand different times, a thousand different ways, and there’s nothing pathetic or abnormal about that. You are human.”

17

“Take this marriage thing seriously – it has to last all the way to the divorce.” – Roseanne Barr

18

“Divorces are made in heaven.” – Oscar Wilde

19

“Divorce these days is a religious vow as if the proper offspring of marriage.” – Tertullian

20

“I had a pretty public divorce. They’re not easy – divorces – and it took me a long time to really get through.” – Nas

21

“Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.” – Voltaire

22

“A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table.” – Jean Kerr

23

“For a lot of people, divorce is an incredibly healthy move to make in your life.” – Adam Scott

24

“It’s so hard to leave — until you leave. And then it’s the easiest goddamned thing in the world.” – John Green

25

“The seeds of divorce are often sown, and the problems of children begin when Mother works outside the home.” – Ezra Taft Benson

26

“The door is wide and open, don’t go back to sleep.” – Rumi

27

“I’m not upset about my divorce. I’m only upset I’m not a widow.” – Roseanne Barr

28

“You can not divorce religious belief and public service. I’ve never detected any conflict between God’s will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other.” – Jimmy Carter

29

“I got a divorce, and I felt like I finally started my career. I started making movies and projects that I just really believed in.”

30

“Losing a mate to death is devastating, but it’s not a personal attack like divorce. When somebody you love stops loving you and walks away, it’s an insult beyond comparison.” – Sue Merrell

31

“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It just realises that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”

32

“Perhaps sometimes reminding ourselves that we do have a choice makes it easier to pick the harder one.” – Eva Melusine Thieme

33

“It’s a difficult journey when you’re going through a divorce, is it not, for anyone?” – David Cassidy

34

“The remedy for most marital stress is not in divorce. It is in repentance and forgiveness, in sincere expressions of charity and service. It is not in separation. It is in simple integrity that leads a man and a woman to square up their shoulders and meets their obligations. It is found in the Golden Rule, a time-honoured principle that should first and foremost find expression in marriage.” – Gordon B. Hinckle

35

“Do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you.” – Rupi Kaur

36

“My mother always said, don’t marry for money, divorce for mone.” – Wendy Liebman

37

“When people divorce, it’s always such a tragedy. At the same time, if people stay together, it can be even worse.” – Monica Bellucci

38

“Divorce was very sad, obviously, but now I’ve gotten over it.” – Natalie Imbruglia

39

“When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they ‘don’t understand’ one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.” – Helen Rowland

40

“The divorce was the toughest thing in my life. It still hurts.” – Edd Byrnes

41

“Obviously, you go through a lot of emotional turmoil in a divorce.” – David Byrne

42

“I decided after my last divorce to marry myself.” – Nell Carter

43

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett

44

“Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce.” – Jennifer Weiner

45

“Divorce, a bugle blast that separates the combatants and makes them fight at long range.” – Ambrose Bierce

46

“The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation.” – Lord Chesterfield

47

“One good thing I’d like to say about divorce is that it sometimes makes it possible for you to be a much better wife to your next husband because you have a place for your anger – it’s not directed at the person you’re currently with.”

48

“A New York divorce is in itself a diploma of virtue.” – Edith Wharton

49

“Serenity is what we get when we quit hoping for a better past.”

50

“My parents’ divorce made an important change in my life. It affected me.” – Rafael Nadal

51

“My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce. Murder, yes, but divorce, never.” – Jack Benny

52

“In our family, we don’t divorce our men. We bury them.” – Ruth Gordon

53

“People say, ‘Oh, God, how devastating to go through a divorce.’ Did I wish for this to happen to my family? No. But everyone is healthy; we’re moving on with our lives.”

54

“People do not get married planning to divorce. Divorce is the result of a lack of preparation for marriage and the failure to learn the skills of working together as teammates in an intimate relationship.” – Gary Chapman

55

“Drink from the well of your self and begin again.” – Charles Bukowski

56

“Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.” – Voltaire

57

“I was so devastated by the second divorce that I had a nervous breakdown.” – Jane Fonda

58

“Each divorce is the death of a small civilisation.” – Pat Conroy

59

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”

60

“When we truly care for ourselves, it becomes possible to care about other people. The more alert and sensitive we are to our own needs, the more loving and generous we can be towards others.” – Eda LeShan

61

“A 99-year-old man is filing for divorce from his 96-year-old wife, making them the world’s oldest divorced couple. It’s got to be weird when a divorce lawyer is fighting for your kids to get custody of you.” – Jimmy Fallon

62

“Sometimes, you don’t need to hear their excuses or what they have to say for themselves because their actions already spoke the truth.”

63

“Let me be serious: divorce is a sacred institution between a man and a woman who hate each other. God wanted Adam to pay alimony to Eve, not Steve.” – Lewis Black

64

“Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass.” – Mary Kay Blakely

65

“A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there’s less of you.” – Margaret Atwood

66

“Divorce isn’t the child’s fault. Don’t say anything unkind about your ex to the child, because you’re really just hurting the child.” – Valerie Bertinelli

67

“The two most painful things in my life are arthritis and divorce.” – Donna McKechnie

68

“I think every person deserves two marriages, because you may not get the first one right. You really never knew. That’s why divorce is so big. We all want it to last, but that’s not always the reality of it.”

69

“Divorce is a failed challenge, which leads to a broken life. It is a socially transmittable disease that can transfer from one generation to another, and it is spreading fast.

70

“And then the dream dies, and the dream breaks into a tiny million pieces which leaves you with a choice. You can either stick with it, which is unbearable, or you can go off and dream another dream.”

71

“Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.” – Jean Kerr

72

“I have a very wonderful separation-divorce. It’s a divorce – but it’s a weird one.” – Chris Martin

73

“After my divorce, painting took me out of panic mode and into a serene, calm place. I could absolutely lose myself.” – Jane Seymour

74

“I’d marry again if I found a man who had $15 million and would sign over half of it to me before the marriage and guarantee he’d be dead in a yea.” – Bette Davis

75

“Divorce is not the end of the world. It’s worse to stay in an unhealthy marriage. That’s a worse example for the children.” – Jerry Hall

76

“You never really know a man until you have divorced him.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor

77

“Imagine spreading everything you care about on a blanket and then tossing the whole thing up in the air. The process of divorce is about loading that blanket, throwing it up, watching it all spin, and worrying what stuff will break when it lands.” – Amy Poehler

78

“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It just realises that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” – Deborah Reber

79

“Ah, yes, divorce from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet.” – Robin Williams

80

“Divorce is one of the most stressful life events anyone goes through.” – Emily Doskow

81

“During the first ten years of my life, while my parents were married, I enjoyed a privileged upbringing. After their divorce, my life was difficult.” – Bianca Jagger

82

“The only time my wife and I had a simultaneous orgasm was when the judge signed the divorce papers.” – Woody Allen

83

“The good thing about getting divorced young—if there is a good thing—is that it makes you realise there’s no schedule in life. It blasts you wide open and frees you to be honest with yourself.” – Olivia Wilde

84

“It’s not too late at all. You just don’t yet know what you are capable of.” – Mahatma Gandhi

85

“A lot of people have asked me how short I am. Since my last divorce, I think I’m about $100,000 short.” – Mickey Rooney

86

“Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.” – Jean Kerr

87

“Just another of our many disagreements. He wants a no-fault divorce, whereas I would prefer to have the bastard crucified.” – J. B. Handelsman

88

“My popularity has to do with the divorce between modern art, where everything is obscure, and the viewer who often feels he needs a professor to tell them whether it’s good or not. I believe a painting has to talk directly to the viewer, with composition, colour and design, without a professor to explain it.” – Fernando Botero

89

“Divorce is like an amputation. Sometimes it’s necessary, but it should be avoided if at all possible because it brings about a permanent disability.” – Bill Doherty

90

“Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand.”

91

“I got divorced recently. It was a mixed marriage. I’m human. He’s Klingon.” – Carol Leifer

92

“You should be prepared for anything during divorce proceedings, even the truth.” – Dave Barry

93

“For anyone going through a divorce or any other painful challenge, the first and most important recommendation I can make is to find some kind of spiritual and emotional support.” – Alana Stewart

94

“Yes, the divorce was difficult. It was difficult.” – Priscilla Presley

95

“To get divorced because love has died is like selling your car because it’s run out of gas.” – Diane Sollee

96

“Divorce is the key that opens the strongbox where the bonds of matrimony are kept under wedlock.” – Evan Esar

97

“Divorce is a game played by lawyers.” – Cary Grant

98

“Whoever said Marriage is a 50-50 proposition laid the foundation for more divorce fees than any other short sentence in our language.” – Austin Elliot

99

“Getting a divorce is always horrible because you feel you’ve failed. Everyone hates to give up on a marriage. You think your family’s broken up.” – Jerry Hall

100

“You know why divorces are so expensive? Because they’re worth it.” – Willie Nelson

101

“People that go through what I went through and people going through a divorce, it’s really a difficult process; it’s heartbreaking, and it hurts really bad. It can really mess with your head.” – David Arquette

102

“Divorce can sometimes be for the better. You may end up with happier parents, and you will definitely learn a lot about yourself! And that’s the whole point of growing up. So if you think about it, there are reasons to be happy about this experience, if you can learn and grow from it.”

103

“Establishing a friendship after divorce takes great effort and a lot of swallowing of your pride and ego.” – Yolanda Hadid

104

“I lived a really wonderful life with this man, and even after our divorce, it was incredible.” – Priscilla Presley

105

“I have learned that not diamonds but divorce lawyers are a girl’s best friend.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor

106

“It’s a very sad thing to do, to divorce.” – Kristian Bush

107

“For some reason, we see divorce as a signal of failure, despite the fact that each of us has a right, and an obligation, to rectify any other mistake we make in life.” – Joyce Brothers

108

“I hardly said a word to my wife until I said ‘yes’ to divorce.” – John Milius

109

“Divorce sucks. Let me tell you, after five years of marriage. It is devastating to have the person with the good credit move out.” – Rich Vos

110

“Divorce is horrible. I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy. I don’t think it’s anything that’s ever completely resolved.” – Andie MacDowell

111

“I promise you. These storms are only trying to wash you clean.” – Jessica Kanoff

112

“I didn’t want a divorce but had to because of the circumstance.” – Sarah Ferguson

113

“So we fell asleep holding hands. If married couples got to do this all the time, shit if I could understand how there were ever divorces, or even fights.” – John Barnes

114

“I never knew how strong I was until I had to forgive someone who wasn’t sorry, and accepts an apology I never received.”

115

“You can’t underestimate how traumatic divorce is for the children.” – Isla Fisher

116

“Divorce should be the last possible option, rather than something we should be smoothing the passage to.

117

“During the divorce process, I lived alone and tended to get extremely down on myself.” – Buzz Aldrin

118

“Anytime you go through a divorce. You’re completely lost. Whether you want to admit it or not, or whether you know it or not, you’re completely lost.” – Justin Hartley

119

“Once you do embark upon the separation or divorce process, it is very important to remember three key things: Be kind, be reasonable, be brief. Remember that this person will no longer be your spouse, but he or she will continue to be your co-parent, family member, and perhaps a business partner in certain assets or entities.” – Laura Wasser

120

“I’d like to give divorce a good name.” – Geraldo Rivera

121

“It takes two to destroy a marriage.

122

“People get divorced for one reason, and one reason only: One or both of them get selfish.” – Pastor Mark Gungor

123

“Lies don’t end relationships the truth does.” – Shannon L. Alder

124

“There’s no pain or failure like going through a divorce.” – Jennifer Lopez

125

“Divorce is hard and painful and complicated, and something you have to grow through.” – Sharon Stone

126

“Once you do embark upon the separation or divorce process, it is very important to remember three key things: Be kind, be reasonable, be brief. Remember that this person will no longer be your spouse, but he or she will continue to be your co-parent, family member, and perhaps a business partner in certain assets or entities.”

127

“Divorce is a fire exit. When a house is burning, it doesn’t matter who set the fire. If there is no fire exit, everyone in the house will be burned!”

128

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping it will transform into a door.” – Coco Chanel

129

“In Palm Springs, they think homelessness is caused by a bad divorce lawyer.” – Garry Trudeau

130

“Marriages don’t last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends wit.” – Rita Rudner

131

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan W. Watts

132

“Marriages come and go, but divorces are forever.” – Nora Ephron

133

“Divorce was miserable, as it always is, and we divorce for the same reasons we marry.” – Donald Hall

134

“Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.” – Helen Rowland

135

“Divorce isn’t the child’s fault. Don’t say anything unkind about your ex to the child, because you’re really just hurting the child.” – Valerie Bertinelli

136

“There is far too much of divorce, wherein hearts are broken, and sometimes lives are destroyed.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

137

“I come from divorce. I’m only doing marriage once. It’s not a game for me.” – Shia LaBeouf

138

“Divorce is the price people play for playing with matches.” – Evan Esar

139

“Divorce can be crazy. Man, if you’re happy… Love is a beast-man. Hold on. Be prepared for any way it may go, and be honest.” – Nas

140

“Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it.”

141

“Success is its own reward, but failure is a great teacher too, and not to be feared.” – Sonia Sotomayor

142

“It was a long time in the making, my divorce. One day became less special than the [one before], and pretty soon we ceased all conversation. It is a sad day when you have nothing left to say.” – Ricki Lake

143

“Divorce is a time of change. It really rocks a foundation of most people’s lives. When we have our heart is broken, or our dreams are taken away from us, it is a time of growth and change.”

144

“It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.” – Lena Horne

145

“The best thing you could do is MASTER the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire. You ARE THE FIRE.” – Mama Indigo

146

“When I divorced, I went through the various stages of grieving: anger, denial, and dancing around with my settlement check.” – Maura Kennedy

147

“My divorce came to me as a complete surprise. That’s what happens when you haven’t been home in eighteen years.” – Lee Trevino

148

“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

149

“The best divorce is the kind where there are no children. That was my first divorce. You walk out the door, and you never look back.” – Nora Ephron

150

“Going through a divorce is like having every aspect of your life played back. Anything you have mishandled or regretted is talked about by everyone as they try to figure out who was right and who the innocent party really is. The comfort you once experienced is gone completely. There are many choices for a new comfort, but most of them have no value except introducing new addictions or pounds of fat or guilt.” – Kandace Cooper

151

“There are four stages in a marriage. First, there is the affair, then the marriage, then children and finally, the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.” – Norman Mailer

152

“I have a long track record of really horrible relationships and a divorce behind me; so I’m not the guy to ask. I just got really fortunate with this one.”

153

“You’re a diamond, dear. They can’t break you.”

154

“Divorce is fairly common these days, and I think many times people disregard the emotional impact that divorce has on a couple and a family because it happens so frequently.” – Steve Carell

155

“Very few people can truly divorce themselves from what they feel emotionally and sexually.” – Boy George

156

“Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce.”

157

“One predictor for divorce is contempt, which to me is just another word for disrespect.” – Elizabeth Banks

158

“Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce.” – Jennifer Weiner

159

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron

160

“Its easier to get a divorce than pass the driving test. Now it’s just a basic form-filling exercise.” – Paul Coleridge

161

“Everyone knows that when you go through a divorce, it’s a really difficult time for both parties and you’ve all – you believe, you both believe, individually, that you’ve put your best into it.” – Heather Mills

162

“The fact that you’re not where you want to be should be enough motivation.”

163

“My parents’ divorce was very difficult. Divorce is essentially incredibly painful, but it’s also an essential part of life.” – Abi Morgan

164

“I’ve gone through a really hard divorce, and anyone who has gone through a divorce will speak about how hard the journey is from start to finish. It’s a life-uprooting time.” – Christina Aguilera

165

“Even with my divorce and with everything, I don’t need money.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

166

“Nothing makes a girl feel as unsexy as divorce.” – Emily V. Gordon

167

“You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

168

“I strongly believe children can thrive through a divorce. Children need parents who love them. Children need to know they are safe. Children need stability, and sometimes that’s much easier to achieve outside marriage than in a broken one.” – Lisa Hayes

169

“In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” – Abraham Maslow

170

“The happiest time of anyone’s life is just after the first divorce.” – John Kenneth Galbraith

171

“Everybody has gone through something that changed them in a way that they could never go back to the person they once were.”

172

“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

173

“I think a lot of people think because I was getting the divorce, that was really the catalyst for gaining so much weight.” – Valerie Bertinelli

174

“Marriage made more sense when it was indissoluble. It’s the woman trying to cope with the strains of a one-parent family who will suffer most from the relaxation of the divorce laws.” – Germaine Greer

175

“Every divorce is the result of selfishness on the part of one or the other or both parties to a marriage contract. Someone is thinking of self comforts, conveniences, freedoms, luxuries, or ease. Sometimes the ceaseless pinpricking of an unhappy, discontented, and selfish spouse can finally add up to serious physical violence. Sometimes people are goaded to the point where they erringly feel justified in doing the things that are so wrong. Nothing, of course, justifies sin.” – Spencer W. Kimball

176

“If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.”

177

“Most people divorce because one in the couple falls in love with someone else: it’s a common cause of divorce. I still think that it’s tinted – this is my opinion – with a veil of racism and American puritanism.” – Isabella Rossellini

178

“Don’t get mad. Don’t get even. Do better. Much better. Rise above. Become so engulfed in your own success that you forget it ever happened.”

179

“The difference between a divorce and a legal separation is that a legal separation gives a husband time to hide his money.” – Johnny Carson

180

“Nick has said he would divorce me if I got Botox.” – Megan Mullally

181

“For a while, we pondered whether to take a vacation or get a divorce. We decided that a trip to Bermuda is over in two weeks, but a divorce is something you always have.” – Woody Allen

182

“The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population.” – Denis Diderot

183

“I bequeath all my property to my wife on the condition that she remarry immediately. Then there will be at least one man to regret my death.” – Heinrich Heine

184

“Don’t base your decisions on the advice of those who don’t have to deal with the results.”

185

“I used to hope that you’d bring me flowers. Now I plant my own.” – Rachel Wolchin

186

“In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find and continue to find grounds for marriage.” – Robert Anderson

187

“The process of discovering with somebody that you love that you don’t work is so painful.” – Kate Hudson

188

“I look a divorce this way: it’s better to have loved and lost, then to live with that bitch for the rest of my life.” – Steve McGrew

189

“Divorce in and of itself, and with children, is devastating.” – Robin Wright

190

“Don’t have regrets. You can learn something from every experience.” – Ellen Degeneres

191

“Divorce isn’t just the person. It’s everything that goes with it – your kids, the adjustment, everything.” – Peter Andre

192

“Divorce can sometimes be for the better. You may end up with happier parents, and you will definitely learn a lot about yourself! And that’s the whole point of growing up. So if you think about it, there are reasons to be happy about this experience, if you can learn and grow from it.” – Zoe Stern

193

“So many persons think divorce a panacea for every ill, who find out, when they try it, that the remedy is worse than the disease.” – DOROTHY DIX

194

“Divorce is something that I never dreamed would happen to me. But it did.” – Dick Van Dyke

195

“She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.” – Tommy Manville

196

“I had a really good childhood up until I was nine, then a classic case of divorce really affected me.” – Kurt Cobain

197

“’It’s impossible,’ said pride. ‘It’s risky,’ said experience. ‘It’s pointless,’ said the reason. ‘Give it a try,’ whispered the heart.”

198

“Divorce shreds the muscles of our hearts so that they will hardly beat without a struggle.” – E. Lockhart

199

“When I get married, it will be for life – divorce is not an option.” – Kelly Rowland

200

“If you have been divorced, you know it hurts – especially if your marriage had lasted many years. Whatever the circumstances of your relationship, and whatever the nature of its ending, there is always grief and regret – perhaps regret over the ending, or perhaps regret over not ending the relationship sooner – or perhaps both. Nonetheless, move past the grief and regret. No matter how painful, divorce, like all endings, opens the door to new beginnings.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

201

“I learned that it would take more than just the black and white steps of getting divorced or even finding a lawyer. It would take NOT just facing my fears. It would take walking into my fears — with each step making me bolder and less ashamed, with each step giving me courage.” – Liza Caldwell

202

“Divorce is so common and accepted in America that beating myself up over it may sound ridiculous. But I was raised to believe that divorce wasn’t an option; to me, divorce equalled failure. I wasn’t able to change that equation until I found myself in the right relationship.” – Trisha Yearwood

203

“I never imagined that divorce would be part of my life history or my family’s legacy. When people say that divorce can be more painful than death, I understand why. But like any great trial, God uses everything for good, if we allow Him to heal us.” – Kristin Armstrong

204

“You can learn a lot from your mistakes when you aren’t busy denying them.”

205

“Anybody who’s been through a divorce will tell you that at one point. They’ve thought murder. The line between thinking murder and doing murder isn’t that major.” – Oliver Stone

206

“Divorce is like cutting off a gangrened arm to save the rest of the body.” – David Knox and Caroline Schacht

207

“Getting divorced just because you don’t love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor

208

“He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce, I keep the house.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor

209

“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” – Toni Morrison

210

“I should have known something was wrong with my first wife. When I brought her home to meet my parents, they approved of her.” – Woody Allen

211

“A bachelor is a selfish, undeserving guy who has cheated some woman out of a divorce.” – Don Quinn

212

“There are things in my life that are hard to reconcile, like divorce. Sometimes it is very difficult to make sense of how it could possibly happen. Laying blame is so easy. I don’t have time for hate or negativity in my life. There’s no room for it.”

213

“Life has no remote, get up and change it yourself.”

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“There is no such thing as a “broken family.” Family is family and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. The only time the family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut. If you cut those ties, those people are not your family. If you make those ties, those people are your family. And if you hate those ties, those people will still be your family because whatever you hate will always be with you.” – C. Joybell, C.

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“I have an incredible phobia of divorce.” – Tamron Hall

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“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” – Lucille Ball

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“Nobody wants to go through a divorce, especially when there are young children involved.” – Lindsay Davenport

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“We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

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“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping it will transform into a door.” – Coco Chanel

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“Divorce doesn’t fit my cookie-cutter image.” – Lindsey Vonn

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“Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.” – Michelle Obama

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“To get over my divorce, I got a prescription to live at the Playboy Mansion for a while.” – James Caan

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“I’m not a divorce monger by any means, but if you’re not happy in a relationship, and you’ve grown apart, it’s not healthy for a couple to stay together. It’s better for kids to see two happy parents than two miserable parents.”

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“Divorce is the sacrament of adultery.” – French Proverbs

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“The truth is that at age 19, I was a teenage mother living alone with my daughter in a trailer and struggling to keep us afloat on my way to a divorce. And I knew then that I was going to have to work my way up and out of that life if I was going to give my daughter a better life and a better future, and that’s what I’ve done.”

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“Divorce is never a pleasant experience. You look upon it as a failure. But I learned to be a different person once we broke up. Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success.” – Michael Crawford

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“I’m for gay marriage because I’m for gay divorce.” – Melissa Etheridge

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“Divorce is a by-product of the fact that maybe the nuclear unit is gone.” – Bob Geldof

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“Divorce is always terrible, but I haven’t met anyone who went through it and isn’t happier now.” – Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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“This is the part where you find out who you are.”

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“I think the key for a child to do well in a divorce is, very simply, you have to be honest with them.” – Dale Archer

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“Divorce is an embarrassing public admission of defeat.” – Tracy Letts

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“The snag about marriage is, it isn´t worth the divorce.” – Suzanne Finnamore

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“Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.” – Rita Mae Brown

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“There is a difference between giving up and knowing when you’ve had enough.”

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“We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realise we only have one.” – Tom Hiddleston

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“You can’t go through a divorce and then get back together.” – Peter Andre

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“My husband and I have never considered divorce. Murder sometimes, but never divorce.” – Joyce Brothers

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“Divorce is brutal and horrible and… you have to work to get your life back on track actively.” – Jane Kaczmarek

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“Divorce in a young-adult novel means what being orphaned meant in a fairy tale: vulnerability, danger, unwanted independence.” – Caitlin Flanagan

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“You can’t stay married in a situation where you are afraid to go to sleep in case your wife might cut your throat.” – Mike Tyson

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“There will be many chapters of your life. Don’t get lost in the one you’re in now.”

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“A divorce lawyer is a chameleon with a law boo.” – Marvin Mitchelson

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“Workaholicism is such a tough addiction to get over. I had to divorce my wife because she was an enabler.” – Dave Mordal

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“I’ll tell you what divorce hasn’t taught me. It didn’t teach me not to get married again.” – Salman Rushdie

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“I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me.” – Erica Jong

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“There would be fewer divorces if men gave as much loving attention to their wives as they do their cars and jobs.” – Vikrant Parsai

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“Divorce is like death without a burial.” – Dane Cunningham

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“Divorce looks like one of the fastest ways to destroy your wealth.” – Jay Zagorsky

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“Divorce is one of the key predictors of poverty for a child growing up in a home that’s broken.” – Mike Huckabee

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“I wanted to turn my divorce into a positive. What if I didn’t blame the other person for anything, and held myself 100 per cent accountable? What if I checked my owns— at the door and put my children first? And reminded myself about the things about my ex-husband that I love, and fostered the friendship.” – Gwyneth Paltrow

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“Sometimes divorce is better than marriage.” – Sumner Redstone

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“You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Divorce: a resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries.” – Ambrose Bierce

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“I used to think that divorce meant failure, but now I see it more as a step along the path of self-realisation and growth.” – Alana Stewart

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“In my experience, divorce takes you out for about ten years, but you hear people talk about it lightly. The same with depression. You only have to have one good breakdown before you realise you need help. It’s pretty frightening.” – Julia Cameron

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“I still have sadness and complicated feelings about my divorce. But how beneficial is it to keep hanging onto those feelings? If someone lives through an accident, his aim is to become better and healthy. My aim is to always progress – to make better decisions and be a better father, a better boyfriend, a better husband if it happens again.”

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“Well, after the divorce, I went home and turned all the lights on!” – Larry David

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“Divorce is never a nice thing, but it’s very easy to take the family for granted, and when there’s a divorce, you don’t take things for granted so much.” – Ivanka Trump

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“Starting today, I need to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to what’s coming next.”

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“Divorce can be tough when the woman is the breadwinner. But the Lord can make the dark light.” – Betty Wright

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“Divorce is a declaration of independence with only two signers.” – Gerald F. Lieberman

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“It always gets worse before it can get better. But it will get better. Like everything else, and like our past struggles, at some point, we win, but before that win, there’s always that loss that spurs us on.” – Dolores Huerta

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“The decision to divorce me from the business side unexpectedly blew up in my face. The creative freedom I thought I was getting turned out to be anything but.” – Joseph Abboud

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“I was a high-functioning depressive, seemingly pulled together and buttoned-down. But inside deep, I was numb and mute. Now on the other side of divorce, I know that was me fragmented and doing my best to cope. But my body knew.” – Liza Caldwell

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“I don’t see divorce as a failure. I see it as the end of a story. In a story, everything has an end and a beginning.” – Olga Kurylenko

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“There’s nothing good about divorce.” – Val Kilmer

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“Today, it is easier to get divorced in most states than to get a transmission repaired properly.” – Dave Barry

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“I think you will find that with divorce will come happier remarriages.”

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“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it, and eventually, the confidence will follow.” – Carrie Fisher

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“When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they don’t understand one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.” – Helen Rowland

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“I think that men were allowed to write about their marriages falling apart, but you weren’t quite supposed to if you were a woman. You were just supposed to curl up into a ball and move to Connecticut. But you know, it didn’t really matter because, as I said, I knew what the book was. It’s a funny book, and I was very happy that it sold a lot of copies.”

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“Divorce is probably as painful as death.” – William Shatner

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