33 Relatable Quotes About Strength To Help You Heal From Your Divorce

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Divorce is one of the most traumatic, exciting, painful and liberating transitions you can experience. 

The ups and downs are exceedingly extreme, and no matter how amicable or how angry your divorce proceedings, you will have moments when you regret EVERYTHING and moments where you rejoice as you never have before.

Having been there myself, I know that sometimes all you can do is sit back, take a few hard to catch deep breaths, and search for some healing thought or mantra somewhere in the universe that will take you out of the intensity of it all and bring you back to peace — even if only for a moment.

Here are 33 quotes to keep on hand for exactly those times where you have no idea where else to look:

divorce advice

"Don't base your decisions on the advice of those who don't have to deal with the results."


beating on a wall

"Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping it will transform into a door."

Coco Chanel


"We must be willing to let go of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

Joseph Campbell

life chapters

"There will be many chapters in your life. Don't get lost in the one you're in now."


children of divorce

"I strongly believe children can thrive through divorce. Children need parents who love them. Children need to know they are safe. Children needs stability and sometimes that's much easier to achieve outside a marriage than in a broken one."

Lisa Hayes


"You can learn a lot from your mistakes when you aren't busy denying them."



they cant break you

"You're a diamond dear. They can't break you."


know when you've had enough

"There is a difference between giving up and knowing when you've had enough."


don't cling

"Don't cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it."


don't get mad

"Don't get mad. Don't get even. Do better. Much better. Rise above. Become so engulfed in your own success that you forget it ever happened."

— Unknown


"It's not too late at all. You just don't yet know what you are capable of."
Mahatma Gandhi


"'It's impossible,' said pride. 'It's risky,' said experience. 'It's pointless,' said reason. 'Give it a try,' whispered the heart."

— Unknown

lose yourself

"You lose yourself trying to hold on to someone who doesn't care about losing you."

— Unknown


"The fact that you're not where you want to be should be enough motivation."

— Unknown

never go back

"Everybody has gone through something that changed them in a way that they could never go back to the person they once were."

— Unknown

apology never received

"I never knew how strong I was until I had to forgive someone who wasn't sorry, and accept an apology I never received."

— Unknown

no excuses

"Sometimes you don't need to hear their excuses or what they have to say for themselves because their actions already spoke the truth."

— Unknown

no remote

"Life has no remote, get up and change it yourself."

— Unknown

plant my own flowers

"I used to hope that you'd bring me flowers. Now I plant my own."

— Rachel Wolchin

plunge in

"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance."

— Alan W. Watts

promise me

"Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim."

— Tyler Knott Gregson


"Serenity is what we get when we quit hoping for a better past."

— Unknown

so hard to leave

"It's so hard to leave — until you leave. And then it's the easiest goddamned thing in the world."

— John Green


"You don't have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step."

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

starting today

"Starting today, I need to forget what's gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to what's coming next."

— Unknown

this is the part

"This is the part where you find out who you are."

— Unknown

Two options

"In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety."

— Abraham Maslow

two lives

"We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realise we only have one."

— Tom Hiddleston

master the chaos

"The best thing you could do is MASTER the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire, YOU ARE THE FIRE."

— Mama Indigo

elizabeth gilbert

"You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings."

— Elizabeth Gilbert

Rumi quotes

"The door is wide and open, don't go back to sleep."

— Rumi

washing you clean

"I promise you, these storms are only trying to wash you clean."

— Jessica Katoff

bukowski quotes

"Drink from the well of your self and begin again."

— Charles Bukowski

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