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Radical transparency has an enormous impact on our personal lives. We can no longer share thoughts, quips, photos or personal opinions anywhere on the web without being mindful that they may turn up where we least expect it (notably job interviews, divorce proceedings or public media).
I don't think anybody whose ever been divorced can tell you divorce is easy or fun or feels like anything other than a tremendous failure.
I'll say this: The media wasn't invited to my marriage, and they're definitely not invited into the divorce.
I don't know, one out of every two marriages ends up in divorce so there's a lot of great people out there who people aren't happy with.
A lot of people have asked me how short I am. Since my last divorce, I think I'm about $100,000 short.
Once when I was working for the Daily News, I was summoned back to work from vacation because Donald Trump announced he was getting a divorce.
You don't sign up for a divorce when you get married. It's very painful. But it's taught me a great deal about myself.
From time to time, I'll look back through the personal journals I've scribbled in throughout my life, the keepers of my raw thoughts and emotions. The words poured forth after my dad died, when I went through a divorce, and after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. There are so many what-ifs scribbled on those pages.
I used to think that divorce meant failure, but now I see it more as a step along the path of self-realization and growth.
Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass.
Mary Kay Blakely
Growing up in the fifties and sixties, I can only remember knowing one child, ever, whose parents got a divorce, and hardly any whose mother 'worked' at anything besides raising her children.
Women can go on marrying and pretending that their boyfriends and husbands are Mr. Darcy or some RomCom dream man. But where's that going to get 'em? Besides divorce court?
Divorce is so common and accepted in America that beating myself up over it may sound ridiculous. But I was raised to believe that divorce wasn't an option; to me, divorce equaled failure. I wasn't able to change that equation until I found myself in the right relationship.
In my experience, divorce takes you out for about 10 years, but you hear people talk about it lightly. The same with depression. You only have to have one good breakdown before you realize you need help. It's pretty frightening.
You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse, abandon your children. But they remain your co-authors forever.
It was tough being a single mom. It was tough being in a divorce with children. Very, very hard.
Divorce isn't one-sided, and I am by no means perfect. Becoming accountable for my role in the relationship was very empowering.
After my divorce, painting took me out of panic mode and into a serene, calm place. I could absolutely lose myself.
Men and women who have served in harm's way experience higher rates of divorce and suicide. Many battle the debilitating effects and stigma associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I'm for gay marriage, because I'm for gay divorce.
It's like when a guy gets a divorce from his wife. You part ways. That's what I did with The Beach Boys.
We tend to think of divorced or complicated families as a modern invention, and that is not at all true. You only have to read the Greek myths to see broken homes, widows, divorce, stepchildren, children trying to get along with new parents.
People try much less hard to make a marriage work than they used to fifty years ago. Divorce is easier.
Years ago I wanted to buy an apartment in New York City. I was a single female - I had gone through my divorce - I had three children, I was in show business and black. It was, like, impossible.
Divorce is a by-product of the fact that maybe the nuclear unit is gone.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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