Inspiration and Advice About Divorce

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You must have heard the famous proverb, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." All marriages are fraught with problems. Show me a perfect match, and I will show you the world's greatest illusion. So if you are getting out of the marriage because it did not work out the way you envisioned your perfect life to be, wake up to the real world.

Divorce Affects the Whole Family

If there seems to be no chance of reconciliation, divorce may be inevitable. A relationship devoid of love is no relationship at all. If your spouse and you have decided to go ahead with the divorce, you need to make sure to handle the breakup sensitively. Not just assets and money are at stake; your near and dear ones are also going to bear the brunt of the breakup. Hence, keeping your emotions at a neutral level, you need to ensure that others are not hurt by your decision.

Divorce will have an irreversible impact on your family. Children and even ​pets go through emotional upheaval and mental trauma. You need to treat them with great sensitivity, keeping their interest and well-being in mind. Whether you choose to move to a new house, city, or town, make sure that your family does not suffer due to a change of surroundings.

Shake Off the Post-Divorce Gloom

If divorce has affected you, take some time off work to heal yourself. Join a yoga class, learn a new language, go out with friends, or even rekindle your childhood hobbies. The loneliness after separation may initially seem unbearable, but be optimistic about moving on. Remind yourself that you are now in control of your life, and you will depend only on yourself for your happiness. Don’t feel guilty about the divorce. Accept your mistakes, and be generously forgiving of yourself. There is no point living in self-pity or condemnation.

How to Cope With Loneliness

If you are feeling low, read these quotes about moving on. Vent your sadness with sad love quotes. Hang out with friends who are supportive and caring. Make new friends, even though you don't feel ready for a commitment. Don't feel guilty about having fun. You are entitled to happiness, just as everyone else is.

Renew Your Life With Optimism

Divorce may be the end of a relationship, but it could also open avenues for new relationships. You also have the chance to reinvent yourself. Take this opportunity to learn more about yourself. Reflect on your life and past mistakes. If you are moving into a new relationship, learn lessons from your previous relationships. Don't carry the baggage of old memories into your new relationship. They can only add to your woes. Instead of living on regrets and nostalgia, look ahead with optimism and dreams.

Get inspired to challenge your limits and aim high. Your enthusiasm can help renew your life. Use these divorce quotes as good counsel. You may not be able to undo your past or avoid the divorce, but you can at least ensure that your future relationships don’t suffer in the same way. These divorce quotes provide you with adequate food for thought along with some invaluable insight on relationships.


Robert Anderson:

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.

Walt Whitman:

Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.

Mark Gungor, Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage:

Marriage problems are relationship problems, they are the result of how two people interact with each other. You may abandon a troubled marriage, but you will still bring the way you interact with others along with you.

Nora Ephron:

Marriages come and go, but divorces are forever.

Christina Aguilera:

My parent's divorce and hard times at school, all those things combined to mold me, to make me grow up quicker. And it gave me the drive to pursue my dreams that I wouldn't necessarily have had otherwise.

Evan Esar:

Divorce is the price people play for playing with matches.

Rita Mae Brown:

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

Helen Rowland:

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.

Roseanne Barr:

Take this marriage thing seriously -- it has to last all the way to the divorce.

Zoe Stern:

Divorce can sometimes be for the better. You may end up with happier parents, and you will definitely learn a lot about yourself! And that's the whole point of growing up. So if you think about it, there are reasons to be happy about this experience, if you can learn and grow from it.

Jack Benny:

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.

Suzanne Finnamore, Split:

The snag about marriage is, it isn't worth the divorce.

American Proverb:

The easiest way to get a divorce is to be married.

Helen Rowland:

Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money, and divorce a matter of course.

Gerald F. Lieberman:

Divorce is a declaration of independence with only two signers.

David Arquette:

People that go through what I went through and people going through divorce, it's really a difficult process; it's heartbreaking and it hurts really bad. It can really mess with your head.

Joan Rivers:

Half of all marriages end in divorce -- and then there are the really unhappy ones.


Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.

Al Goldstein:

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.

Erica Jong:

There is a rhythm to the ending of a marriage just like the rhythm of a courtship -- only backward. You try to start again but get into blaming over and over. Finally you are both worn out, exhausted, hopeless. Then lawyers are called in to pick clean the corpses. The death has occurred much earlier.

Zsa Zsa Gabor:

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.

Robert Conklin:

It's not the situation. It's your reaction to the situation.

Margaret Trudeau:

It takes two to destroy a marriage.

Gary Chapman:

Divorce is the result of a lack of preparation for marriage and the failure to learn the skills of working together as teammates in an intimate relationship.

Oliver Stone:

Anybody who's been through a divorce will tell you that at one point they've thought murder. The line between thinking murder and doing murder isn't that major.

Jewish Proverb:

When two divorced people marry, four people get into bed.

Jennifer Weiner:

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.

Frank Pittman:

Bad marriages don't cause infidelity; infidelity causes bad marriages.

Ambrose Bierce:

Divorce: a resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries.

Fred Rogers, Mister Rogers Talks With Parents:

For a couple with young children, divorce seldom comes as a “solution” to stress, only as a way to end one form of pain and accept another.

Joseph Campbell:

When people get married because they think it's a long-time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.

Frank Pittman:

Fidelity is the single most important element in solidly enduring marriages.

Mary Kay Blakeley, American Mom:

Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass.

Margaret Atwood:

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