Being a single parent is not only a crisis, but also a traumatic experience. However, there are still some single parents who adjust well. In this study, we tried to explore the resilient process and subjective experience among single parents who try to thrive under adversity due to divorce. We also tried to understand how resilience and social support influence their adjustment after divorce. In depth interviews and focus group were conducted to collect data. The subjects were theoretically selected; however, they were diversified in terms of age, education and social class. Finally, 17 subjects were successfully interviewed. The study found that resilience is a waves-like process. Resilient single parents did not guarantee trouble-less situation in the future. Owing to the resilience built, their responses to distress became smaller and smaller. The resilience was built out of individual subjective cognition of vulnerability and acceptance of challenge. A resilient person was a person with competence or with strengths. Therefore, the concept of resilience is different with that of adjustment. The findings indicated that resilient single parents were having (1) positive, optimistic person characteristics, (2) problem-solving coping strategies, (3) supportive relationship with the family of origin, and (4) effective utilization of social support and social resources. The findings also found that resilient parents considered themselves as facing adversity positively, forming new cognition, filling in new perspectives to social labeling, having self-growth and change, being self-assertive and confident, living own life positively, willing to share experiences with others, being thankful, and reframing the meaning of divorce. Due to the small number of subjects as well as methodological limitations this study was considered exploratory in nature. Finally, practice and policy implications as well as research limitations were discussed.