Top 47 Divorce Quotes That Will Help You Move On

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Divorce can be a difficult time, and it is never easy for anyone, but especially not for the children. The people involved in the process need to take care of their well-being, which includes getting over it, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a lonely time. It is important to remember that there is no one way of coping with divorce. The best way to heal from this is by following what feels right for you and your situation.

We know it takes a lot of courage and strength to move on from a divorce, But the most important thing in the world is not the fact that we all must eventually part ways, but rather what we do with those parting moments and how we handle our love and heartbreak along the way.

Check out some of these uplifting quotes that will help you reawaken your inner strength and heal through the turmoil of separation.

47 Divorce Quotes That Will Help You Move On

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

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

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

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

5. “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.” ― Robert Brault

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

7. “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

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

9. “A horrible end is better than endless horror.” ― Oliver Markus

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

11. “I do not consider divorce an evil by any means. It is just as much a refuge for women married to brutal men as Canada was to the slaves of brutal masters.” ― Susan B. Anthony

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

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

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

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

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

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

18. “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

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

20. “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

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

22. “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

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

24. “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

25. “Staying married may have long-term benefits. You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce.” ― P. J. O’Rourke

26. “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

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

28. “Why don’t you just pretend that the asshole dropped dead? You can’t call or write to a dead man. Put a couple of candles in front of his picture, say a few Hail Marys, and get it over with.” ― Isabel Lopez

29. “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

30. “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

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

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

33. “Every broken heart has screamed at one time or another: Why can’t you see who I truly am?” – Shannon L. Alder

34. “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

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

36. “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

37. “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

38. “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

39. “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

40. “What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else.” ― Stephanie Klein

41. “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

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

43. “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

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

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

46. “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

47. “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.” ― Shannon L. Alder

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