25 Brutally Honest Quotes About Divorce To Help You Stay Strong

The end of one chapter is the beginning of another.

One of the most painful experiences a couple may have to go through is divorce. Realizing that your spouse — someone you put so much of your time, love and energy into — is someone you can no longer be in a relationship with can be damaging to your mental and physical health.

There are no words that can be said to completely numb the pain of heartbreak; the feeling of breaking up a marriage is unlike any other and will always burn us in the end. Going through a divorce is the biggest form of heartbreak out of the many to choose from.

It is hard enough telling your family and friends about your divorce, but then to file countless amounts of paperwork and be forced to separate and find a divorce lawyer is torture. You already invested money into your wedding and now you have to invest more into the divorce? Just that can be crushing.

But, at the end of the day, the most important thing to realize is that being free of someone who once hurt you is crucial to inner peace and happiness.

Just because your significant other may not be in your life anymore, does not mean they never loved or cared about you. Honestly, even after a divorce, there will always be a bond between you and your ex-wife or ex-husband.

Regardless of if the split was mutual or absolutely devastating and one-sided, the process of divorce is never easy. It is okay to cry, scream, burn some old memories, and cry some more.

This is a time to lean on friends, family, and Netflix and chill (by yourself) to ease the pain.

Here are 25 divorce quotes to remind you going through a divorce may not be easy, but it sure is a true testament to your inner strength:

1. Sometimes, the best option seems like the worst option.

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

2. Because not every couple ends up like Noah and Allie from The Notebook.

“Women can go on marrying and pretending that their boyfriends and husbands are Mr. Darcy or some romcom dream man … but where’s that going to get ’em? Besides divorce court? – Dan Savage

3. Those who survive divorce are extremely strong individuals.

“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.” – Ann Landers

4. The divorce process can leave us feeling dazed and confused.

“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

5. Trying to remember the happy times you both shared isn’t easy.

“Just because someone doesn’t love you now, doesn’t mean they never loved you.” – Unknown

6. A person’s true colors will shine through at the darkest times.

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

7. Divorcing someone is letting them be free, without you.

“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

8. If there is a child present, always keep their feelings in mind.

“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

9. Let this divorce be a stepping stone toward the future you deserve!

“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

10. Never let the same flame burn you twice.

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

11. People don’t change, no matter how hard you try to fix them.

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

12. The process of divorce brings about a lot of uncertainties.

“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

13. The hardest pill to swallow is knowing there isn’t always an easy way out.

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

14. Take advice from the queen of kindness herself, Ellen.

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

15. The process of divorce isn’t even the hardest part — it is the emotional ties that come with it.

“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

16. As soon as you realize the relationship is over, everything else starts to crumble.

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

17. Be the boss woman you know yourself to be!

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

18. Let yourself be young and free while you have the chance.

“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

19. You must love yourself before you can fully love others.

“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

20. You worked so hard towards giving your all for a person … that in the end wasn’t the one.

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

21. Strive for extreme happiness and contentment in your own life.

“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

22. Because a woman’s experience is far different than that of a man’s.

“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

23. Setting yourself free from negativity will only help you flourish.

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

24. In the wise words of Lizzo…

“Why a man great till they gotta be great?” – Lizzo

25. Be in charge of creating your own garden.

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

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