Deciding to divorce can be gut-wrenching. For some moms like me, it took many years and much soul-searching to take action. During the agonizing times of uncertainty, I found hope and comfort in the words of friends and inspiration from the words of poets, writers and thinkers from all walks of life. In the months during and after divorce, the words I found in books and the thoughts shared by friends were a strong support when I needed something to help me remember that there was light ahead. In the days before easy meme generation online, I heard most of these quotes from friends, read them in books, or made them up for myself.
Here I share 15 of my favorites, many of which I still use today.