«Being married definitely took work. When we fought, I felt like I wanted to float away and drown, whereas before I knew I could walk away without any strings attached.»

Brenda Perlin

«We made love. Extraordinary love.»

C.J. English

«Marriage creates one world for your child. For that alone, two old friends can try to see a peaceful world through the eyes of their angels.»

Shannon L. Alder

«When the conflict deepens, none will have peace either.»

Auliq Ice

«I was physically attacked by a woman who didn’t even know me. Yes, my boyfriend was her former husband, but she tried to ruin me.»

Brenda Perlin

«Seven of those days were pretty good. The eighth day was the bad one.»

Dennis Hopper

«I love you as the mother of my child": the kiss of death.»

Suzanne Finnamore

«He would say things like, “But you are my wife!” when I didn’t do something that he wanted me to do. His expectations were not realistic.»

Brenda Perlin

«I had to get used to it because my life was no longer safe and I was no longer protected like I once was.»

Brenda Perlin

«The arrangements that couples make in order to maintain civility in the midst of their journey to divorce are often most elaborate when the professed top priority is to protect a child.»

John Irving

«It’s important to have a husband that lives and believes the same way you do. Otherwise, you’re asking for problems.»

J.E.B. Spredemann

«I will not forgive. I will inflict and invite suffering-all our lives. As Bunni grows up she'll hear from her mother that her father is cruel,capricious, tyrannical person. Bunni won't love me. Everyone will take her side, because she is a woman, I won't be able to say a thing, ever. I will have to keep my mouth shut my entire life. I must maintain my wife's honour. And we call women the weaker sex! How deadly is the strength of frailty, and men-if they're gentlemen- how incredibly helpless!»

Buddhadeva Bose

«Nice people don't necessarily fall in love with nice people.»

Jonathan Franzen

«Your relationship may be "Breaking Up," but you won't be "Breaking Down." If anything your correcting a mistake that was hurting four people, you and the person your with, not to mention the two people who you were destined to meet.»

D. Ivan Young

«The conception of marriage that he formed as a young person and envisioned as an adult has been marred by circumstances that he believes could have been overcome without divorce. Yet, he still believes in marriage— the commitments and promises…. Coinciding with his commitments (and promises) is a very powerful force that he perceives as not only able, but is actually working to dismantle fathers, families and even faith if that were possible.»

H. Kirk Rainer

«No matter how tough the situation, you still have to hang on.»

Lailah Gifty Akita

«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.»

Robert Anderson

«The divorced Indian lady combines every fantasy about the liberated, wicked Western woman with the safety net of basic submissive familiarity.»

Bharati Mukherjee

«Sometimes the best and worst times of your life can coincide. It is a talent of the soul to discover the joy in pain—-thinking of moments you long for, and knowing you’ll never have them again. The beautiful ghosts of our past haunt us, and yet we still can’t decide if the pain they caused us out weighs the tender moments when they touched our soul. This is the irony of love.»

Shannon L. Alder

«If you really want to get to know someone, you have to divorce him.»

Elizabeth Gilbert

«There is that, and there is also the Irreconcilable Differences line. It seems so catchall, so vague. You could say that about anyone, any man and woman at all. Jesus and Mary Magdalene: "Irreconcilable Differences." JFK and Jackie, anyone at all. It´s built into the man-woman thing. What kind of paltry reason is that? "Insanity" is another box to be checked on the divorce petition, the only alternative to "Irreconcilable Differences." I would like to check it.»

Suzanne Finnamore

«He told me he was getting married, and I told him I approved of his upcoming divorce.»

Jarod Kintz

«Love is not blind but it leads to blindness.»

Auliq Ice

«How could you do that to me?" I repeat. I don´t have to itemize. He knows what I speak of.»

Suzanne Finnamore

«I don’t know if this happens in all relationships, but I just got so sick of his all too familiar stories. I had heard these stories so many times that I could have recited them myself.»

Brenda Perlin


Cecelia Ahern

«It was impossible not to fall in love with him.»

C.J. English

«It´s like watching someone do a triple backflip dismount and land on two feet, solid, arms splayed in the air. I know I could never do it, don´t even know where I would begin to learn, but some people are built for it. He was handcrafted to leave, had practiced on other women since adolescence. I was one of an unnumbered series.»

Suzanne Finnamore

«I remember one desolate Sunday night, wondering: Is this how I´m going to spend the rest of my life? Marrid to someone who is perpetually distracted and somewhat wistful, as though a marvelous party is going on in the next room, which but for me he could be attending?»

Suzanne Finnamore

«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.»

Joyce Vissell