They also possess their own ironic sense of humor, such as Lauren Bacall’s remark that “in Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of the publicity.” Anyhow, here are some of the most emotionally laden quotes on the general misery that characterizes so many divorces.I think you’ll find quite a few of them moving—even touchingly eloquent: It wasn't about being happy or unhappy.Splitting up can also wreak havoc on one’s sense of self.It can feel like the ultimate assault—an incalculable insult to who you are—or you were.It represents a loss of innocence: a sadder-but-wiser, unasked-for introduction into a world more perplexing and painful than you might ever have imagined.
Anyway, even though I knew I was leaving a relationship that wasn't working for me and heading into a better one, I still grieved for what could have been.–Kathryn Stern, The divorce papers remained unopened in the crisp yellow envelope. At least the biggest asshole takes home the most stuff. –Rita Mae Brown Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through.He had thrown it on his desk without a backward glance. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted.–Suzanne Finnamore, He went on for some time while I sat listening in silence because I knew he was right, and like two people who have loved each other, however imperfectly, who have tried to make a life together, however imperfectly, who have lived side by side and watched the wrinkles slowly form at the corner of the other's eyes, and watched a little drop of gray, as if poured from a jug, drop into the other's skin and spread itself evenly, listening to the other's coughs and sneezes and little collected mumblings, like two people who'd had one idea together and slowly allowed that idea to be replaced with two separate, less hopeful, less ambitious ideas, we spoke deep into the night, and the next day, and the next night.For forty days and forty nights, I want to say, but the fact of the matter is it only took three.The quotes below, I think, will touch you—regardless of whether you’ve ever gone through a break up.They speak poignantly of so many common emotions experienced in this typically wrenching process, like grief and mourning (for hopes and dreams that now can never be fulfilled); shock and bewilderment; guilt, regret, and remorse; acrimony and antipathy; and dismay and devastation.It's too soon, it's too late; I do want to be with Helen every second of the day but at the same time I don't want to be with her at all. I could no more leave her then than leave my arms or legs. We can be glad they're gone and yet still mourn the good parts. –Unknown NOTE 1: Again, here are the links to "The Wittiest Quotes on Divorce" and "Celebrity Quotes on Divorce—And They Should Know." NOTE 2: If you can think of anyone who might also appreciate this compilation, kindly consider sending them its link. I know his burgeoning career was important to him, but I resented being home alone all of the time while he immersed himself in both teaching and extracurricular activities.–Shannon Hale, Together we agree that there are few tableaus more pathetic than a woman poring over a plethora of self-help books, while in a small café across town her husband is sharing a bottle of Pouilly-Fuissé and fettucini Alfredo with a beautiful woman, fondling her fishnet knee and making careful plans to escape his life. The truth is what happened to you and him or her, over the years, and what didn't happen. NOTE 3: If you’d like to check out other posts I’ve done for online—on a broad variety of psychological topics—click here. I got a job, and there I met other men and became interested in one.When a house is burning, it doesn’t matter who set the fire.If there is no fire exit, everyone in the house will be burned!