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I’m filing for divorce. The Sopranos s5e8: Unidentified Black Males starring James Gandolfini & Lorriane Bracco & Edie Falco & Michael Imperioli & Dominic Chianese & Steven van Zandt & Tony Sirico & Robert Iler et al, Carmela to Tony
In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting 50% of the divorce settlement. Lauren Bacall
I want a divorce! Married to the Mob 1988 starring Michelle Pfeiffer & Matthew Modine & Dean Stockwell & Mercedes Ruehl & Paul Lazar & Alec Baldwin & Joan Cusack & Ellen Folley & Oliver Platt et al, director Jonathan Demme, her to him
Lori: Doug, honey ... you wouldn’t hurt me, would you, sweetheart? Sweetheart, be reasonable. After all, we’re married! [Lori goes for gun; Quaid shoots her in head, killing her]
Quaid: Consider that a divorce! ibid.
Locked together by one culture in a marriage that had lasted three hundred years. But in the mid-fourteenth century it hit the rocks. What followed was the longest and bloodiest divorce in history. Dr Janina Ramirez, Chivalry and Betrayal: The Hundred Years War I: Trouble in the Family 1337-1360, BBC 2013
Blackpool is now the divorce capital of Britain. This is Britain with Andrew Marr, BBC 2011
In 1949 as a young married woman the Queen made a speech to the Mothers’ Union denouncing divorce and separation as producing some of the darkest evils in society. Andrew Marr, Diamond Queen II BBC 2012
Getting divorced to a film star is like going to the lavatory. Play for Today: Abigail’s Party, written & directed Mike Leigh, starring Alison Steadman ***** Beverly, BBC 1977
Those who divorce aren’t necessarily the most unhappy, just those neatly able to believe their misery is caused by one other person. Alain de Botton
When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.
And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man’s wife. Deuteronomy 24:1&2
It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery. Matthew 5:31&32
And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.
What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.
And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery. Mark 10:2&9-12
And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. Matthew 19:4-6
Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery. Luke 16:18
Women who are divorced shall wait, keeping themselves apart, three (monthly) courses. And it is not lawful for them that they should conceal that which Allah hath created in their wombs if they are believers in Allah and the Last Day. And their husbands would do better to take them back in that case if they desire a reconciliation. And they (women) have rights similar to those (of men) over them in kindness, and men are a degree above them. Allah is Mighty, Wise.
Divorce must be pronounced twice and then (a woman) must be retained in honour or released in kindness. And it is not lawful for you that ye take from women aught of that which ye have given them; except (in the case) when both fear that they may not be able to keep within the limits (imposed by) Allah. And if ye fear that they may not be able to keep the limits of Allah, in that case it is no sin for either of them if the woman ransom herself. These are the limits (imposed by) Allah. Transgress them not. For whoso transgresseth Allah’s limits: such are wrong-doers.
And if he hath divorced her (the third time), then she is not lawful unto him thereafter until she hath wedded another husband. Then if he (the other husband) divorce her it is no sin for both of them that they come together again if they consider that they are able to observe the limits of Allah. These are the limits of Allah. He manifesteth them for people who have knowledge.
When ye have divorced women, and they have reached their term, then retain them in kindness or release them in kindness. Retain them not to their hurt so that ye transgress (the limits). He who doeth that hath wronged his soul. Make not the revelations of Allah a laughing-stock (by your behaviour), but remember Allah’s grace upon you and that which He hath revealed unto you of the Scripture and of wisdom, whereby He doth exhort you. Observe your duty to Allah and know that Allah is Aware of all things.
And when ye have divorced women and they reach their term, place not difficulties in the way of their marrying their husbands if it is agreed between them in kindness. This is an admonition for him among you who believeth in Allah and the Last Day. That is more virtuous for you, and cleaner. Allah knoweth; ye know not. Koran 2:228-232
This, my sweet, is a letter from my solicitors telling you that your husband has filed a petition for divorce ... Happy Christmas, Ange. Eastenders, Dirty Den, BBC 1986
You really pick your times to. Kramer v Krammer 1979 starring Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep & Justin Henry & Jane Alexander & Petra King & Melissa Morell & Howard Duff & George Coe & JoBeth Williams & Howland Chamberlain & Dan Tyra et al, director Robert Benton, him to her
Him: Joanne, please.
Her: And I don’t love you any more.
It took a lot of courage for her to walk out of here. ibid. friend to Ted
You missed the closing ... You’re getting a hell of a lot worse. ibid. boss
Son: I want my mummy.
Dad: I’m all you’ve got. ibid.
His inability to deal with my feelings. ibid. Joanna on stand
Ted is not the same man ... They are beautiful together. ibid. Mrs Phelps
Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce. Jennifer Weiner, Fly Away Home
Divorce is not easy, but if you genuinely put your kids first, that dictates the civility you should show each other. What example are you otherwise? Dawn French
I don’t want any alimony. You can have everything. I just want out. We’ve discussed it fifty times; it’s no use. I don’t know. I can’t stand the marriage. I don’t find you any fun. I feel you suffocate me. I don’t feel any rapport with you. And I don’t feel you physically. Oh for God’s sake, Allan, don’t take it personally. Play it Again, Sam 1972 starring Woody Allen & Diane Keaton & Jerry Lacy & Tony Roberts & Sisan Anspach & Jennifer Salt & Joy Bang & Viva & Susanne Zenor & Diana Davila et al, director Herbert Ross
Good-bye, Allan. My lawyer will call your lawyer. ibid.