Best 100+ Officially Divorced Quotes

Officially Divorced Quotes

  • “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
  • “You will experience grief, anger, and sadness as well as happiness, joy, and laughter. Know that every person that has come into your life and every challenge that you have overcome has made you the person you are today.” –Cindy Holbrook
  • If you aren’t comfortable with a decision, the chances are that it’s not the right one. If you can change it, do it!” – Rossana Condoleo
  • “A man that is aware of your sadness and sleep doesn’t deserve your love at all.”
  • “The way I perceive it, if you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton
  • “When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.” – William James
  • “Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” – Ann Landers.
  • “You never have to suffer due to, or be denatured by, another person, even someone you love.” – Rossana Condoleo
  • “When people divorce, it’s always such a tragedy. At the same time, if people stay together it can be even worse.”—Monica Bellucci
  • “Perhaps sometimes reminding ourselves that we do have a choice makes it easier to pick the harder one.”— Eva Melusine Thieme
  • “You never really know a man until you have divorced him.”—Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • “I don’t think I’ll get married again. I’m not looking for it. What I can say about my divorce and my failed engagement is that I learned where my bar is.” – Jill Scott
  • “Divorced is what you are, not who you are.” –Karen Covy
  • “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we fail to look at the door which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller
  • “Accept that you are MORE than you think you are…. Not less than what you think you should be.” – Stephanie Kathan
  • “Don’t ruin a good today thinking about a bad tomorrow.”
  • “It is never too late to become what you might have been.” – George Eliot
  • “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “Inner peace can only be reached when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is the letting go of the past, and is therefore the means of correcting our misperceptions.” – Gerald G. Jampolsky
  • “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 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
  • “Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”— Toni Morrison

Divorce quotes to help you move on

  • “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 never really know a man until you have divorced him.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • “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 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.
  • “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
  • “Do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you.” – Rupi Kaur
  • “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
  • “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
  • “What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else.” – Stephanie Klein
  • “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
  • “The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving. I didn’t want to destroy anything or anybody. I just wanted to slip quietly out the back door, without causing any fuss or consequences, and then not stop running until I reached Greenland.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “When people divorce, it’s always such a tragedy. At the same time, if people stay together it can be even worse.” – Monica Bellucci
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” – Toni Morrison
  • “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
  • “Heartbreak is a loss. Divorce is a piece of paper.” – Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • “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
  • “Taking a thing apart is always faster than putting something together. This is true of everything except marriage.” – Joe Hill

Divorce message to husband

  • “I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me.” – Erica Jong
  • “Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.” – Michelle Obama
  • “Marriage isn’t a love affair. It isn’t even a honeymoon. It’s a job. A long hard job, at which both partners have to work, harder than they’ve worked at anything in their lives before. If it’s a good marriage, it changes, it evolves, but it does on getting better. I’ve seen it with my own mother and father. But a bad marriage can dissolve in a welter of resentment and acrimony. I’ve seen that, too, in my own miserable and disastrous attempt at making another person happy. And it’s never one person’s fault. It’s the sum total of a thousand little irritations, disagreements, idiotic details that in a sound alliance would simply be disregarded, or forgotten in the healing act of making love. Divorce isn’t a cure, it’s a surgical operation, even if there are no children to consider.” – Rosamunde Pilcher
  • “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett
  • “Every broken heart has screamed at one time or another: Why can’t you see who I truly am?” – Shannon L. Alder
  • “The snag about marriage is, it isn’t worth the divorce.” – Suzanne Finnamore
  • “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
  • “Don’t have regrets. You can learn something from every experience.” – Ellen Degeneres
  • “Divorce shreds the muscles of our hearts so that they will hardly beat without a struggle.” – E. Lockhart
  • “Perhaps sometimes reminding ourselves that we do have a choice makes it easier to pick the harder one.” – Eva Melusine Thieme

Love separation message

  • “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
  • “The process of discovering with somebody that you love that you don’t work is so painful.” – Kate Hudson
  • “Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “Maybe, in the final analysis, they saw me as something I wasn’t and I tried to turn them into something they could never be. I loved them all but maybe I never understood any of them. I don’t think they understood me.” – Ava Gardner
  • “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
  • “Divorce lawyers stoke anger and fear in their clients, knowing that as long as the conflicts remain unresolved the revenue stream will keep flowing.” – Craig Ferguson
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  • “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
  • “There’s no pain or failure like going through a divorce.” – Jennifer Lopez
  • “The arrangements that couples make in order to maintain civility in the midst of their journey to divorce are often most elaborate when the professed top priority is to protect a child.” – John Irving
  • “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lena Horne
  • “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
  • “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
  • “A horrible end is better than endless horror.” – Oliver Markus
  • “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.” – Robert Brault
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Divorce is a game played by lawyers.” – Cary Grant
  • “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
  • “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
  • “I used to hope that you’d bring me flowers. Now I plant my own.” – Rachel Wolchin

Finally divorced quotes

  • It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
  • Do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you.
  • A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there’s less of you.
  • 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.
  • You can’t lose someone you never had.
  • Divorce is always terrible, but I haven’t met anyone who went through it and isn’t happier now.
  • For a lot of people, divorce is an incredibly healthy move to make in your life.
  • Divorce is a declaration of independence with only two signers.
  • Divorces are made in heaven.
  • It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.
  • I used to hope that you’d bring me flowers. Now I plant my own.
  • Half of all marriages end in divorces
  • 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.
  • Well, after the divorce, I went home and turned all the lights on!
  • To live, to err, to triumph, to re-create life out of life!
  • Everything is going to be alright. Maybe not today but eventually.
  • Even the darkest nights come to an end, and the Sun will rise.
  • You might not be able to control all the events that happen to you, but you can choose to not be reduced by them.
  • Sometimes divorce is better than marriage.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand.
  • Nice people don’t necessarily fall in love with nice people.
  • Heartbreak is a loss. Divorce is a piece of paper.
  • The happiest time of anyone’s life is just after the first divorce.
  • You know why divorces are so expensive? Because they’re worth it.
  • We ruined each other by being together. We destroyed each other’s dreams.
  • We cannot change the past, but we can start a new chapter with a happy ending.
  • Divorce is a time of change. It really rocks the 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.
  • Divorce is just a part of your life. It doesn’t define who you are. You decide that.
  • Divorce is hardest at the beginning, most chaotic in the middle and best at the end.
  • The only standing peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation
  • When I got divorced, I went through the various stages of grieving  anger, denial, and dancing around my settlement cheque.
  • Divorce isn’t always the best answer. And sometimes it’s the only answer.
  • I never even believed in divorce until after I got married.
  • Fair is the four letter F word of divorce.
  • Here’s a difference between giving up and knowing when you’ve had enough.
  • Close some doors. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they no longer lead somewhere
  • It is never too late to become what you might have been.
  • I used to think that divorce meant failure, but now I see it more as a step along the path of self-realization and growth.
  • I think you will find that with divorce will come happier remarriages.
  • 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.
  • I lived a really wonderful life with this man and even after our divorce, it was incredible.
  • Divorce: a resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries.
  • Drink from the well of yourself and begin again.
  • We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.  
  • Lost you. Found myself.

Divorce message to wife

  • 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.
  • At the end of your marriage, your job, at least in part, is to let go and move away from the wreckage to create something better.
  • Being single and having peace of mind is much better than being in a relationship where you feel single and have no peace of mind.
  • We don’t have the power to change the facts of divorce, but divorce definitely gives us the power to change ourselves.
  • If you’re still looking for a happy ending, I suggest you start searching for a new beginning.
  • Experiencing a great change, like divorce, has the power to change us greatly.
  • You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.
  • Despite the pain, if minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, you keep going, you will get through your divorce.
  • Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make peace with that and all will be well.
  • Divorce sets off a tidal wave of changes  physical, mental, emotional, social, and existential.
  • Do you see your divorce as a set-back or a do-over? It took time and effort, but I now see mine as a do-over.
  • I don’t miss him, I miss who I thought he was.
  • The fact that he walked away doesn’t mean that you are unworthy of love. You are our pride and joy, so keep your head up!
  • A man that knows your sadness and sleeps.. Doesn’t deserve your love at all..
  • 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.
  • I got divorced recently. It was a mixed marriage. I’m human, he’s Klingon.
  • Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.
  • Some people think that it’s holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it’s letting go.
  • There are four stages in a marriage: First there’s the affair, then the marriage, then children and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.
  • I should have known something was wrong with my first wife. When I brought her home to my parents, they approved of her.
  • She cried and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.
  • He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.
  • Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony of money, and divorce a matter of course.
  • I try not to think of divorce as failing at marriage, but rather winning at bitterness and resentment.
  • Don’t be afraid of losing someone who doesn’t feel lucky to have you.
  • Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
  • Nothing’s a coincidence. Everything you’re experiencing is meant to happen exactly how it’s happening. Embrace the lessons. Be grateful.
  • With divorce.. you’re not dead  you’re dormant.
  • Lies don’t end relationships, the truth does.
  • Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s future.
  • Only by acceptance of the past will you alter its meaning.
  • Owning your own story and loving yourself through the process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.
  • It’s better to be alone than in bad company.
  • Don’t ruin a good day by thinking of a bad yesterday.
  • I don’t see divorce as a failure. I see it as an end to a story. In a story, everything has an end and a beginning.
  • 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.
  • Perhaps sometimes, reminding ourselves that we do have a choice makes it easier to pick the harder one.
  • For a lot of people, divorce is an incredibly healthy move to make in their life.
  • 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.
  • I decided after my last divorce to marry myself.
  • After my divorce, painting took me out of panic mode and into a serene, calm place. I could absolutely lose myself.
  • Never run back to whatever broke you.
  • It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
  • 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.
  • Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
  • Going through a divorce is a pain. But you heal.
  • Remarriage could be a light after you pass the divorce.

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