Even though a divorce marks the official end of a marriage, it’s hard to erase feelings about a former significant other. National Ex-Spouse Day offers the opportunity to reflect and move past any bitter feelings following the end of a marriage.

The holiday, which falls on April 14, was created by Rev. Ronald Coleman of Kansas City. Coleman’s goal was to encourage ex-husbands and ex-wives to let go of their anger and regrets from marriage and enjoy their own lives.

Whether you still harbor negative feelings about the end of your marriage or you are finally ready to move on, here are some good quotes and sayings from A-Z Quotes and Goodreads for National Ex-Spouse Day.

  • “My ex-wife is a water sign, and I’m an earth sign. Together we made mud.” ― Rodney Dangerfield
  • “​​Your basic extended family today includes your ex-husband or -wife, your ex’s new mate, your new mate, possibly your new mate’s ex, and any new mate that your new mate’s ex has acquired.” ― Delia Ephron
  • “Why are old lovers able to become friends? Two reasons. They never truly loved each other, or they love each other still.” ― Whitney Otto
  • “Going back to your ex is like taking back your spit from the ground.” ― M.F. Moonzajer
  • “Unbeknown to us, some of the people who we hope are missing us, wherever they are, do miss us; some miss someone else; and some are dead.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Someone once said that nostalgia is longing for a place you’d never go back to and thinking about it… that’s pretty much how I’m feeling about my ex-husband: longing for someone I’d never go back to.” ― Dermot Davis

  • “A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there’s less of you.” ― Margaret Atwood
  • “An ex-wife is a woman with a crick in the neck from looking back over her shoulder at her matrimony.” ― Ursula Parrott
  • “Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” ― Ann Landers
  • “I should have known something was wrong with my first wife. When I brought her home to meet my parents, they approved of her.” ― 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’s only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is, I’ll get married again.” ― Clint Eastwood
  • “I loved everything about marriage. I loved having a companion to wake up with and have barbecues with. But things happen and people grow apart.” ― Jessica Simpson
  • “There is no fury like an ex-wife searching for a new lover.” ― Cyril Connolly
The new "cooling off" period for divorces in China is one of the top trending topics on China's Twitter-like platform Weibo
The new "cooling off" period for divorces in China is one of the top trending topics on China's Twitter-like platform Weibo AFP / Hector RETAMAL