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Pictured: Wedding cakes by Laduree are presented during the New York Magazine’s New York Weddings Event at Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City, March 27, 2014. Getty Images/ Larry Busacca

Although the purpose of a break up is to move on and close the door on a certain chapter in your life, National Ex-Spouse Day is all about reflecting on the past.

Marriages don’t always work out and some couples, find they are better off as friends. Unfortunately, when some marriages end in divorce, the ex-spouses find themselves furious at one another.

Whether the marriage ended on good terms or you still hold some ill will towards your ex-husband on or ex-wife, April 14 is the day to reflect on the person who once held your heart.

Celebrate the Nationa Ex-Spouse Day by checking out these quotes and sayings from Goodreads, A-Z Quotes and Brainy Quote.

  • “A wife lasts only for the length of the marriage, but an ex-wife is there for the rest of your life.” — Woody Allen
  • “Some people don’t realize what they have until it’s gone, but that does not always mean they are supposed to get it back.” ― Stephan Labossiere
  • “There will be times when it seems that it would be best to just call him and see how he’s doing. Don’t deceive yourself, you don’t care about how he’s doing, you’re just craving him, don’t do it. You’ll only hurt yourself.” ― Osayi Osar-Emokpae

“Men are literally lying in bed with their wives when the marriage is essentially over, thinking, ‘I've got to get the hell out of here,’ and have a fantasy woman in mind. Then you get divorced, meet a woman, marry her, and by the time all that goes by, you’ve aged a few years and are ready to go back to your ex-wife.” ― Alec Baldwin

  • “We are all trying to get over the person who broke our hearts. We are all far from perfect.” ― Alex Rosa
  • “Blaming the ex for the breakup is like blaming the clothes for not fitting you.” ― Khang Kijarro Nguyen
  • “Don’t come back when you realize that I’m rare” ― Genereux Philip
  • “I don’t think much about guys from the past. I’m glad I knew them, but there’s a reason they didn’t make it into my future.” ― Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
  • “One day your kids will ask you ‘What is love?’ And you will look at your spouse and remember your ex.” ― Nitya Prakash
  • “My ex-wife is a water sign and I’ m an earth sign. Together we made mud.” ― Rodney Dangerfield

“It was funny how all the useless knowledge you accumulated when you’re in love with someone could sit for years gathering dust in the back of your mind, only to spill out at the slightest reminder.” ― Blakney Francis

  • “He will be sorry for the way he treated you, Don’t you worry about that. Focus on your growth and watch his eyes gaze in sorrow as he knows, he was the bastard that made you strong.” ― Nikki Rowe
  • “I still love my former wife, I won’t call her my ex-wife” ― Dave Pelzer