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10 Happy-Life, Motivational Quotes To Help You Move On After Divorce

Every now and then, when you’re down in the trenches of ugly emotions, a good dose of happy-life, motivational quotes is in order. Sure, it can seem a little sappy. But there’s good reason these positive musings still make the rounds.

So, if you’re facing the long road ahead after a divorce, take a little encouragement from these wordsmiths.

Here are 10 happy-life, motivational quotes to help you move on with a positive outlook after divorce:

  1. 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.

    – Dolores Huerta

    What a beautiful, pensive place to start. A reality check coupled with an assurance of hope.

    Surely the intensity of pain, grief, and adjustment can be managed when there is light beckoning you to the other side of loss.

    You can, of course, focus on the loss. Or you can focus on the hope and use the energy of the loss to propel you forward.


  2. It’s never too late to become what you might have been.

    – George Eliot

    If you are like so many people who come to the end of their marriages, you may wonder who you are.

    What happened to the person who used to love to do xyz, who used to have fantastic dreams and ambitions?

    Did you lose yourself to the roles of marriage? Sacrifice yourself little by little until you were numb to the longings of your vibrant spirit?

    Eliot has it right. And what a hopeful message, regardless of your age. It’s never too late to become what you might have been!

    Need a little more convincing? Check out these celebrities whose lives actually got better after their divorces.


  3. Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

    – Marilyn Monroe

    Not all marriages that end in divorce are “terrible.” And not all couples who divorce are enemies.

    Sometimes there are good people who simply weren’t able to be what they needed to be in marriage. Timing, emotional immaturity, unresolved childhood issues – there are countless possibilities.

    But isn’t it an inspiring thought that something even better is about to “fall together” out of the brokenness of what was already good?


  4. When we truly care for ourselves, it becomes possible to care about other people. The more alert and sensitive we are to our own needs, the more loving and generous we can be towards others.

    – Eda LeShan

    One of the 10 actionable tips for rebuilding a life after divorce for yourself is to get out of your own story and help build someone else’s.

    But you first have to know the experience of self-compassion and self-care. When you are able to savor the benefits of responding to your own needs, you can recognize and lovingly respond to the needs of others.


  5. When we do something we like, we are not only happy. We are also very strong!

    – Rossana Condoleo

    Yes! Yes, you are allowed to live a happy life!

    Motivational quotes are just a way of reinforcing what you inherently know. In this case, the encouragement is to return to doing things you love.

    You may have given up hobbies and personal interests during your marriage, but now you get to revisit them.

    Give yourself permission to do things you like, and watch your happiness – and strength – grow.


  6. Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

    – Joseph Campbell

    It’s there. It really is. That wellspring of pure, untarnished joy that has always held itself in a safe place, waiting for you to find it again.

    Pain is inevitable after a divorce. But joy? That is your Holy Grail of healing.

    Dig deep. Find it. Don’t be afraid of it. And let it burn out the pain.


  7. Moving on is a process; moving forward is a choice. There’s a slight difference between the two. Moving on is letting things happen; moving forward is making things happen.

    – author unknown

    Perhaps this title stops short. After all, happy-life, motivational quotes are intended to inspire action.

    So, are you ready to move forward with your life?


  8. And so rock bottom became the foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

    – J.K. Rowling

    You hear it all the time about people struggling to turn their lives around – from addiction, divorce, loss. Someone will say, “He hasn’t hit rock bottom yet. Once he does, things will change.”

    The thing about rock bottom is that it gives you a ground from which to spring yourself upward.

    In Rowling’s case, it became a solid foundation upon which she rebuilt her life. And nothing could undermine it because she started at the bottom.


  9. You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming.

    – Pablo Neruda

    Try as you may to stay in your despair, spring is going to come. You will have to face the terrible magnificence of spring’s glory.

    In other words, life is going to invite you back. And it’s going to send flowers to sweeten the deal.

    Just say yes….

    And finally, because humor is so important to healing, we’ll let Bette Davis have the final honors….


  10. I’d marry again if I found a man who had $15 million and would agree to sign over half of it to me before the marriage and guarantee he’d be dead in a year.

    – Bette Davis

Returning to a place of joy and anticipation for the future doesn’t happen overnight. It’s incremental, often slow, but always a process of remaining open to positive possibilities.

Putting yourself in front of sources of encouragement – like these happy-life, motivational quotes – is an empowering discipline.

Continue to feed your heart and mind with positivity, and you will soon be looking back and saying, “My life got better after divorce.”

I’m Dr. Karen Finn and I’m a life and divorce coach. You can select a helpful report and join my newsletter list for weekly support in moving on from your divorce. Additionally, you can schedule a 30-minute private consultation to talk with me about how you can live a happy life post-divorce.

Looking for more information about how to live a happy and healthy life? You’ll find what you’re looking for in Building A Happy Life.

Dr. Karen Finn

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