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60 Divorce Quotes To Help You To Accept The Situation And Move Ahead In Life

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If you are going through a divorce, things might be tough for you right now. You must be dealing with a lot, from managing finances and childcare to dealing with topsy turvy emotional disbalances, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Divorces may signify new beginnings. It gives you the necessary space to develop as a new person and explore greater things in the world that fulfill your soul. You get a new viewpoint of life and start seeing the world through a different lens. You are free from the shackles of bondage at last.

Let’s read some quotes which depict both the optimistic and pessimistic views of divorce. 

Divorce Quotes

1.”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

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

3.”Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” — Helen Keller

4.”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

5.”Divorce is one of the most stressful life events anyone goes through. Only the loss of a loved one and moving are even in its class, difficulty-wise-and divorcing generally involves both of those as well. Even when you are the one initiating the divorce, the enormous changes that result are bound to throw you off and leave you feeling, at the very least, a bit lost.” — Emily Doskow

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

7.”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

8.”Sometimes divorce is better than marriage” — Sumner Redstone

9.”Instead of getting married again, I’m going to find a woman I don’t like and give her a house.” — Lewis Grizzard

10.”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 pin pricking 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

11.”Many divorces are not really the result of irreparable injury but involve, instead, a desire on the part of the man or woman to shatter the setup, start out from scratch alone, and make life work for them all over again. They want the risk of disaster, want to touch bottom, see where bottom is, and, coming up, to breathe the air with relief and relish again.” — Edward Hoagland

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

13.”It is he who has broken the bond of marriage – not I. I only break its bondage.” — Oscar Wilde

14.”Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.” — Helen Rowland

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

16.”The end of a marriage has got to be one of the saddest events one can experience. I’ve heard that the pain [of divorce] is second only to an actual death in the family, and that sounds about right.” — Danica McKellar.

17.”Nice people don’t necessarily fall in love with nice people.” — Jonathan Franzen

18.”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

19.”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

20.”France may claim the happiest marriages in the world, but the happiest divorces in the world are ‘made in America.'” — Helen Rowland

Divorce Quotes For A Fresh Start

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Well, if your marriage is not working, there is no need to stick around as there is an option of getting a divorce. Some advantages that come with divorce include:

  • Marriage comes with so many responsibilities you need to fulfill. You get the chance to relax now.
  • With a divorce, you can work on making your dreams come true since you have the time and freedom to do your things.
  • If divorce is the only way out of an abusive marriage, you should definitely opt for it without a second thought. You get your happiness back.

Let’s read some more quotes which dive deeper into the concept of divorce. 

21.”I’d like to give divorce a good name.” — Geraldo Rivera

22.”My mother always said don’t marry for money, divorce for money.” — Wendy Liebman

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

24.”There are four stages to marriage. First there’s the affair, then there’s the marriage, then children, and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.” — Norman Mailer

25.”Marriage is the chief cause of divorce.” — Groucho Marx

26.”I doubt if there is one married person on earth who can be objective about divorce. It is always a threat, admittedly or not, and such a dire threat that it is almost a dirty word.” — Nora Johnson

27.”Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary by pass. After such a monumental assault on the heart, it takes years to amend all the habits and attitudes that led up to it.” — Mary Blakely

28.”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

29.”What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.” — Leo Tolstoy

30.”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

31.”Peace, of course, is different from divorce; indeed, in essential respects, divorce is the opposite of peace.” — Douglas J. Feith

32.”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

33.”I can’t get divorced because I’m a Catholic. Catholics don’t get divorced. They stay together through anger and hatred and festering misery, just like God intended.” — Lenny Clarke

34.”Why do Jewish divorces cost so much? They’re worth it.” — Henny Youngman

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

Divorce Quotes To Regain Your Happiness

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Divorce is a process through which a marital bond ceases to be in existence as per law, and the couple can no longer be called the husband or the wife. It means the dissolution of marital relations, rights, and obligations. According to various studies, the most common causes of divorce are conflict arguing, irretrievable breakdown in the relationship, lack of commitment, infidelity, and lack of physical intimacy. 

Don’t you think you deserve a better life than going through all this stressful drama? Everyone has the right to freedom and happiness. A happier life after a divorce is more realistic than you might imagine.

According to a study, women are more likely to seek new experiences after divorce, experiences that enrich their lives and give them a sense of hope for the future. They will put effort into staying physically healthy during the trauma of divorce. Women’s coping skills make it possible for them to move on and be happier than men after divorce.

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

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

38.”In Palm Springs, they think homelessness is caused by bad divorce lawyers.” — Garry Trudeau

39.”Adultery – which is the only grounds for divorce in New York – is not grounds for divorce in California. As a matter of fact, adultery in Southern California is grounds for marriage.” — Allan Sherman

40.”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

41.”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

42.”Divorce is an embarrassing public admission of defeat.” — Tracy Letts

43.”I don’t see any reason for marriage when there is divorce.” — Catherine Deneuve

44.”In our family we don’t divorce our men – we bury them.” — Ruth Gordon

45.”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

46.”The mere thought of divorce terrified me. To me, divorce symbolized failure.” — Annette Funicello

47.”There’s nothing like a family crisis, especially a divorce, to force a person to re-evaluate his life.” — Michael Douglas

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

49.”Divorce: a resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries.” — Ambrose Bierce

50.”Christ and The Church: If he were to apply for a divorce on the grounds of cruelty, adultery and desertion, he would probably get one.” — Samuel Butler

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Broken families have been around since the beginning of humanity. Divorce, which is very common in today’s society, is one of the major causes of family devastation. When life becomes unbearable between a woman and her husband, they may think of divorce as being a fair solution for both of them to get their “independence” and live a normal life, and that may even be suitable for their children as they don’t have to bear with the daily fights and tantrums. 

Let’s read some more quotes which give a true picture of divorce. 

51.”Divorce is a game played by lawyers.” — Cary Grant

52.”Lawyers know how to take isolated complaints in a divorce case and build them into one big one.” — Hedy Lamarr

53.”Divorce these days is a religious vow, as if the proper offspring of marriage.” — Tertullian

54.”Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.” — Voltaire

55.”I’ve given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can’t divorce a book.” — Gloria Swanson

56.”In Hollywood, after you get a little success, the next thing you usually get is a divorce.” — Dan Dailey

57.”She would go to Memphis and this was after our divorce. And I would send her to Memphis to be with him.” — Priscilla Presley

58.”The worst reconciliation is better than the best divorce.” — Miguel de Cervantes

59.”If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron, staying married and cheating makes the most sense because divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account.” — Al Goldstein

60.”I’m not saying that people should not divorce, but at the rate at which it happens here is sick. The kids, they suffer. I don’t care what anyone says.” — Eric Braeden

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