"Life is too short to be in relationships where you feel this isn't fully right or somebody doesn't have your back, or somebody doesn't fully value you. Don't be afraid to feel your independence if things aren't right." – Anna Faris on divorce from Chris Pratt
Faris' advice to women about finding their independence speaks to instances where women may find themselves staying in a relationship due to concerns over their financial security or literacy. Thankfully there are companies that set out to empower and benefit women specifically, placing their priorities first.
“It’s just been the hardest time, and we’re just kind of coming up for air. [This house] is a big jump forward for us, and we’re all trying to do our best to heal our family.” – Angelina Jolie on divorce from Brad Pitt and moving into a new home.
"It hurts me so much, and I care so much. I cannot be driven by the optics of this. I cannot let anger or hurt be my engine. I need to move with the big picture always on my mind, and the kids first and foremost.” – Jennifer Garner on her separation from Ben Affleck
"Nobody except for my parents, the people involved, and whoever they told. Nobody would believe it if I could really say what happened. I went through months and months of torture." – Gwen Stefani on her split from Gavin Rossdale
"There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, 'OK. All right. I can't feel this. This is too intense right now. I was, like, just eating Flamin' Hot Cheetos and drinking, and that's it.” – Katy Perry on her divorce from Russell Brand
"Imagine spreading everything you care about on a blanket and then tossing the whole thing up in the air. The process of divorce is about loading that blanket, throwing it up, watching it all spin, and worrying what stuff will break when it lands.” – Amy Poehler on her divorce from Will Arnett, quoted in her 2014 book Yes Please.
“In every one of those situations, as hard – and sometimes embarrassing – as it was, I learned so much about myself. Those relationships provided me with lessons that got me to where I am right now. For that, I’m grateful. But it has been hard. It’s been a difficult part of my life.” – Halle Berry on her divorces.
“You don’t want to break up with someone, you don't want to end a marriage, especially if you really like the person – you just know that something’s off so you try to change everything else. We basically built a new house and it was perfect – just a glorious house – and the day it was finished was the day I knew it wasn’t the house.” – Olivia Wilde on her divorce from Tao Ruspoli
"I feel I know now more of what I need in a relationship, what I want in a relationship. And I know I have more tools to communicate, not just with my partner, but with myself. That's not necessarily any reflection of who I was married to or what was happening in my marriage, but really where I was in my life." — Scarlett Johansson on her divorce from Ryan Reynolds.
“Oh my god, I miss him every day. I miss what we had – things we got to do together are just memories. I like looking back and holding on to that stuff. I definitely miss it, and there’s times I’ll get so sentimental and so sad, but this had to happen for some reason.” – Khloé Kardashian on her divorce from Lamar Odom.
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