Divorce Quotes to read to calm your anxiety

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

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

Now she knew what divorce really was: Sharing decisions with a person you would run down on the street.
Judy Blundell

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

It takes two to destroy a marriage. Margaret Trudeau

“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 family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut. If you cut those ties, those people “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.”
— Lucille Ball

“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 least, begun to.”
— Helen Rowland

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

“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, SAS for Women Cofounder

“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

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

Monica Bellucci

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

And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life,” the Harry Potter author Rowling in her inspiring book,

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

“It’s sad, something coming to an end. It cracks you open, in a way—cracks you open to feeling. When you try to avoid the pain, it creates greater pain,” Jennifer Aniston

In college, I had a course in Latin, and one day the word ‘divorce’ came up. I always figured it came from some root that meant ‘divide.’ In truth, it comes from ‘divertere,’ which means ‘to divert.’ I believe that. All divorce does is divert you,” Mitch Albom

“Nice people don’t necessarily fall in love with nice people,” Jonathan Franzen

“Don’t spend too much time beating on a wall, hoping it will transform into a door,” said Dr. Laura Schlessinger l.

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There’s no pain or failure like going through a divorce,” Jennifer Lopez

“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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

Those who divorce aren’t necessarily the most unhappy, just those neatly able to believe their misery is caused by one other person. Alain de Botton

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

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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.”
Nora Ephron

“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

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 year.
Bette Davis

Every couple has the same five arguments in their lifetime, which is really just the one, over and over, until people die or divorce. What it is depends on who you are and what your parents did to you. Amy Bloom

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

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 least, begun to. Helen Rowland

You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse, abandon your children. But they remain your co-authors forever. Ellen Goodman

Years later I would hear my father say the divorce had left him dating his children. That still meant picking us up every Sunday for a matinee and, if he had the money, an early dinner. Andre Dubus III

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

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

For a long time, the fact that I was divorced was the most important thing about me. And now it’s not. Now the most important thing about me is that I’m old. Nora Ephron

Divorce is a 50-50 thing, and it can be a number of petty things that finally drive you out of your mind. Lee Radziwill

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

“I wanted to turn my divorce into a positive. What if I didn’t blame the other person for anything, and held myself 100 percent accountable? What if I checked my own s— 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

“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

The ceremony took six minutes. The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn’t get a divorce for almost a year. Hedy Lamarr

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. Mignon McLaughlin

Immediately after a divorce or a breakup, your mind whispers that there are plenty more fish in the sea, while your heart shouts that there is only one: whoever-you-just-divorced-or-broke-up-with. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

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 possible happen. Laying blame is so easy. I don’t have time for hate or negativity in my life. There’s no room for it. Reese Witherspoon

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

Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it ‘all the money,’ but they changed it to ‘alimony.’ It’s ripping your heart out through your wallet. Robin Williams

How many divorces are caused by the word ‘nothing?’ I think this would be a very interesting statistic . Sophie Kinsella

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

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

I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

Heartbreak is a loss. Divorce is a piece of paper. Taylor Jenkins Reid

Divorces are made in heaven. Oscar Wilde

The snag about marriage is, it isn’t worth the divorce,” Suzanne Finnamore

“I do not believe that there were more happy marriages before divorce became socially acceptable, that people tried harder, got through their rough times, and were better off. I believe that more people suffered,” Ann Patchett

You can come at it very aggressively and blame and blame and blame. Or you can put yourself in the garage, so to speak. Take yourself apart and clean off the bits. Reassemble,” Chris Martin

You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming,” said Pablo Neruda

A divorce moves at the speed of complete deadening silence, or that’s how it feels,” Jenny Slate

I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning—even during our darkest nights,” Oprah Winfrey

Love is a voyage of discovery, marriage the goal—and divorce the relief expedition,” Helen Rowland

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 year,” Bette Davis

Instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we thought we’d profit from them,” Lucille Ball

“Half of all marriages end in divorce—and then there are the really unhappy ones,” Joan Rivers wrote in Bouncing Back.

Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course,” Helen Rowland

“Anyone who gets divorced goes through a lot of pain, but you come out of it,” Ryan Reynolds

“She must find a boat and sail in it. No guarantee of shore. Only a conviction that what she wanted could exist, if she dared to find it,” Jeanette Winterson

Divorce is in the machine now, like love and birth and death. Its possibility informs us, even when it goes untouched. And if we fail at marriage, we are lucky we don’t have to fail with the force of our whole life,” Ann Patchett

“Maybe part of finding what you wanted was recognizing what you didn’t want. Maybe there was hope for me yet,” Claire Cook

Marriage is the classic betrayal,” Joan Didion

A divorce is always a good thing to have: you never can tell when you may want it,” Edith Wharton

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

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,” Reese Witherspoon

“To live, to err, to triumph, to re-create life out of life!” James Joyce

It helps to walk away sometimes, even though it was super hard,” Wiz Khalifa

It began in mystery and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between,” Diane Ackerman

I don’t have any fear now, I don’t have a lot of rules for myself, and I don’t take myself that seriously,” Katie Holmes

When one of you wanted one life, and the other wanted something completely different, there was a technical term for that: irreconcilable,” Anna Quindlen

“Every couple has the same five arguments in their lifetime, which is really just the one, over and over, until people die or divorce. What it is depends on who you are what your parents did to you,” writes Amy Bloom in White Houses: A Novel.

Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” – Roy T. Bennett

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

“Throw us an obstacle and we grow stronger.” – Brad Henry

“When we deny our stories, They define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending.” – Brené Brown

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

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

“Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.” – Robert H. Schuller

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Owning your own story and loving yourself through the process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” – Brené Brown

“There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.” – Bernard Williams

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

“The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“Tough times never last but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller


“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve

“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Louise Hay