Relatable and Validating Divorce Quotes

When you're going through a divorce, it can feel like you're in a silo and that no one has experienced what you're going through. Here are a few quotes to help reassure and validate you.

The kids will be okay

"Divorce isn't such a tragedy. A tragedy's staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love." – Linda Piff, Divorce Attorney

By choosing to leave an unhealthy relationship, you protect your own emotional well-being and set a positive example for your children. You teach them that sometimes, ending a marriage can be an act of self-preservation and self-respect rather than a failure.

On regrets

"I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done." –  Lucille Ball, Actress and Comedienne

For those contemplating or experiencing divorce, this quote can serve as a reminder that it's essential to prioritize your own happiness and well-being. Taking steps toward change, such as ending an unhealthy marriage, can be more fulfilling in the long run than staying in a situation that causes unhappiness out of fear or potential regrets.

You are not alone

"The divorce was the most difficult thing I've ever done in my life. The process of discovering with somebody that you love that you don't work is so painful." –  Kate Hudson, Actress

You are not alone in your struggle, and it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. Accept your emotions, and work through them rather than suppressing or denying them. And remember that your marriage began in love; it’s just that sometimes, incompatibility takes hold.

Waiting, delays, setbacks

"A divorce moves at the speed of complete deadening silence, or that's how it feels." – Jenny Slate, Actress, Comedienne, and Author

This quote validates the feelings of isolation, stagnation, and heaviness you may encounter during your divorce process. It reminds you that your emotions are not unusual; rather, they’re a common part of the divorce experience.

Hope, strength and courage

“I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning – even during our darkest nights." –  Oprah Winfrey

Maintaining hope is a vital aspect of overcoming hardship. Keeping hope alive is a sign of strength and courage, rather than naivete or denial.

Banishing stigma around divorce

"For a long time, the fact that I was divorced was the most important thing about me. And now it's not. Now the most important thing about me is that I'm old." - Nora Ephron, Writer and Filmmaker

The humor in the quote lies in the self-deprecating remark about aging, which serves to lighten the mood and bring a sense of levity to a serious topic. By using humor, the quote allows individuals to see the situation from a different perspective, perhaps even finding amusement amidst the challenges of divorce.

At Hello Divorce, we’re here to validate you, cry with you, and laugh with you. Perhaps most importantly, we’re here to help you. Thanks for stopping by for a little inspiration.

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Bryan is a non-practicing lawyer, HR consultant, and legal content writer. With nearly 20 years of experience in the legal field, he has a deep understanding of family and employment laws. His goal is to provide readers with clear and accessible information about the law, and to help people succeed by providing them with the knowledge and tools they need to navigate the legal landscape. Bryan lives in Orlando, Florida.