39 Quotes About Separation and Divorce

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Loving your children no matter what can be difficult in a life full of conflict where it is easy to become sidetracked. These quotes about separation and divorce capture a time of our life that will never be the same forever.

“A heart can stop beating for a while, one can still live.”

“A self-centered life will have a tendency to confuse its selfish desire with God’s will.”

“Adultery is grounds for divorce —but not necessarily a reason for divorce.”

“An unresolved issue will be like a cancer with the potential to spread into other areas of your relationship, eroding the joy, lightness, love and beauty.”

“But in the real world, you couldn’t really just split a family down the middle, mom on one side, dad the other, with the child equally divided between.”

“Delusion detests focus and romance provides the veil.”

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

“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.”

“Divorce shreds the muscles of our hearts so that they will hardly beat without a struggle.”

“Due to the controversy surrounding separation, most people —especially Christians —wait too long before taking a stand against the unacceptable behavior of their spouses. ”

“Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.”

“Fitting the pieces together with others after a divorce is a constant struggle, whether you’re talking about old exes, new marriages, or the children from either.”

“Grief is the emotional contract of divorce.”

“He left a bit too easily and with obvious relief. His feet were swift and sure on the muddy path.”

“If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.”

“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.”

“It is better to lock up your heart with a merciless padlock, than to fall in love with someone who doesn’t know what they mean to you.”

“It wasn’t about being happy or unhappy. I just didn’t want to be me anymore.”

“Like a bad cold in the office, divorces may be contagious.”

“Losing a mate to death is devastating but it’s not a personal attack like divorce. When somebody you love stops loving you and walks away, it’s an insult beyond comparison.”

“Many married couples separate because they quarrel incessantly, but just as many separate because they were never honest enough or courageous enough to quarrel when they should have.”

“Marriage is like a freeway and divorce is an off-ramp. As long as you insist on getting off the freeway, you never complete the course God has set before you.”

“Marriage isn’t a love affair. It isn’t even a honeymoon. It’s a job. A long hard job, at which both partners have to work, harder than they’ve worked at anything in their lives before.”

“My dad had limitations. That’s what my good-hearted mom always told us. He had limitations, but he meant no harm. It was kind of her to say, but he did do harm.”

“My experience is that divorce is almost always unilateral. It’s not a democracy. One person gets to decide the fate of not only the marriage but the family.”

“My husband and I have never considered divorce… murder sometimes, but never divorce.”

“Nice people don’t necessarily fall in love with nice people.”

“So we fell asleep holding hands. If married couples got to do this all the time, shit if I could understand how there were ever divorces, or even fights.”

“Some people think that it’s holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it’s letting go.”

“Taking a thing apart is always faster than putting something together. This is true of everything except marriage.”

“The leaving happened slowly, gradually, as these things do, and before we knew it, we were lost to each other, as if a magician had whisked a cloth off the table, leaving the dishes there, jolted. And when we looked back it was all a blur, time on fast forward, hurtling to an inevitable conclusion.”

“The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving. I didn’t want to destroy anything or anybody.”

“The remedy for most marital stress is not in divorce. It is in repentance and forgiveness, in sincere expressions of charity and service.”

“The snag about marriage is, it isn´t worth the divorce.”

“There is no such thing as a “broken family.” Family is family, and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents.”

“They feel life is for the taking, and that everyone deserves happiness no matter what the cost. I must remember these tricks if I ever decide to have my soul surgically removed.”

“We ruined each other by being together. We destroyed each other’s dreams.”

“What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else.”

“Women who are walk away wives feel justified in leaving because they think they’ve tried everything, but they’ve actually only said everything.”

Knowing where you stand in your relationship will help you determine if divorce is the right solution or not for you.