woman smiling in the sunshine inspired by positive divorce quotes

No matter how your divorce came about, you can revive your spirit and heart with the wisdom of quotes. Empowering yourself through words is like soup for the soul. Although there’s no magic bandaid, why not boost your morale through a collection of invigorating reminders that this will turn for the better. Here is a collection of uplifting divorce quotes to help you get back on track.

Divorce Quotes to Keep Your Head Up 

  1. Getting a divorce is like getting fired from a job you’ve hated for years.
  2. Your ex asking to be friends after getting a divorce is like kidnappers asking to “keep in touch” after letting you go.
  3. Getting a divorce is like getting a new phone, you keep telling people how great it is and try to convince everybody to get one too.
  4. I still miss my ex, but my aim is improving.
  5. It’s tough. After five years of marriage, it’s difficult to lose the one with the good credit rating.
  6. It was a very messy divorce because there was a baby involved… Him.
  7. For a while, we pondered whether to take a vacation or get a divorce. We decided that a trip to Bermuda is over in two weeks, but a divorce is something you always have.
  8. When I got divorced I went through the various stages of grieving: anger, denial, and dancing around with my settlement check.
  9. When I won the golf challenge in South Africa, I asked my wife if she’d like a designer dress or diamonds as a present, but she said, ‘No, I want a divorce.’ I said I wasn’t planning on spending that much.
  10. When a friend tells you she’s getting a divorce, you don’t know whether to offer your congratulations or condolences.
  11. Nice people don’t necessarily fall in love with nice people.
  12. I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
  13. Half of all marriages end in divorce – and then there are the really unhappy ones.
  14. 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.
  15. Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again.
  16. Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got. 
  17. What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else.
  18. Divorce is like having a garage sale. You set your junk on the lawn and someone comes along and snaps it up like a treasure. 
  19. I never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.
  20. Divorce isn’t the end. It’s a new beginning if you let yourself walk through the door.
  21. People spend years planning their wedding, but they’re often too terrified (or too guilty) to spend ten minutes preparing for their divorce.
  22. You know why divorces are so expensive? Because they’re worth it.  
  23. I married Miss Right. I just didn’t know her first name was Always.
  24. 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. 
  25. Divorce means severing the ‘we’, so you can revive the ‘I’.
  26. You don’t know a woman till you’ve met her in court.
  27. Once you do embark upon the separation or divorce process, it is very important to remember three key things: Be kind, be reasonable, be brief. Remember that this person will no longer be your spouse, but he or she will continue to be your co-parent, family member, and perhaps business partner in certain assets or entities.
  28. Self-reliance is the most empowering remedy to sadness.
  29. When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
  30. Marriage is the chief cause of divorce.
  31. 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.
  32. Divorce is a declaration of independence with only two signers. 
  33. Divorce is always terrible, but I haven’t met anyone who went through it and isn’t happier now.
  34. I try not to think of divorce as failing at marriage but rather winning at bitterness and resentment.
  35. When you live by yourself again, it’s like, as if by magic, all your annoying habits are gone
  36. Divorce is like passing a kidney stone. It hurts like hell, takes what seems forever to pass but when it passes, it’s freedom from pain.
  37. My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God, and I didn’t.
  38. Divorce is the end of a mistake.
  39. Do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.

The cure to any divorce starts with your mindset. Give yourself time to grieve but also use uplifting words and friendships to bring positive energy into your life. And if these divorce quotes helped, print out your favorite ones to refer to when you need a boost! 

Rachel Esco

Freelance Writer

Rachel is a lifestyle blogger, based in Toronto, who specializes in dating and relationships. Her articles have been featured in publications, including “Huffington Post”, “Life Hacker” and “Women’s Post”.