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260 Inspirational Divorce Quotes To Help You Heal And Move On

Last Updated: September 9, 2022 by Team

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 going through a divorce, heed these words from people who have been there already.”

Without further ado, here are 260 divorce quotes that will help you move on and move forward with single life after divorce – and they may even force you to start dating again! Let their encouraging words help you get through your dark moments.”

260 Divorce Quotes

Top 10 Divorce Quotes

“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

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

Telling a woman you love her while hurting her soul and breaking her heart is emotional and psychological abuse stop.

What is Divorce Mean?

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“Divorces are made in heaven.” – Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

“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!”

“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.”

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

Somedays can make you realise what you are and where you are.

Funny Divorce Quotes

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“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

“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

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

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

“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

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

“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

“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.”

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

“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.”

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

“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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

“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

“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

“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

“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.”

“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

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

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

“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


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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

“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

“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.”

“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.”

“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

“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

“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.”

“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

What's hardest for a woman isn't losing him. It's forgiving herself for falling in love with his potential, knowing damn well she saw the warning signs & his inconsistency.

Happy Divorce Quotes

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

“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

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

“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

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

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

“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

“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.”

“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.”

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

I use to tolerate a lot because l didn't want to lose people... but idgaf now. Boundaries.

Divorce Quotes For Her

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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.”

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nothing is permanent.

Divorce Quotes For Him

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

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

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

“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.

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

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

“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.”

“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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

“It takes two to destroy a marriage.”

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

“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

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

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

“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

“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

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

“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

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

“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.”

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

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

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

“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.”

“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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

“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

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

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

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

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

“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

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


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