After a breakup, we could all use some wisdom to help us get back on our feet. We need to grieve and feel the pain first before we can become strong enough to move on from it. So for those of you who want a little nudge in the right direction after a breakup, take a page from these quotes.
Sad, Depressing, and Heartbreaking Breakup Quotes
First and foremost, we need to really get all those raw, painful emotions out. So why not check out these quotes to help you get all those feelings off your chest?
I no longer wonder why you don’t love me anymore. I wonder why I didn’t love myself more when I needed it.
Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime.
You don’t miss him. You miss the person he used to be.
I hope one day five years from now you stumble across me when I’ve gotten over you. And finally then, after not seeing me for all this time it will break your heart.
I’m much too exhausted to explain my soul to someone again.
Why should I spend my time chasing after someone who doesn’t want me back.
I think the most difficult thing to do is having to teach yourself to go on without someone – someone who was one of the main reasons you kept going on in the first place.
It is a frightening thought, that in one fraction of a moment you can fall in the kind of love that takes a lifetime to get over. – Beau Taplin
No one can hate you with more intensity than someone who used to love you. – Rick Riordan
I think once you move on, you start to see the person as less and you thought they were. They aren’t a hurricane of heart break or a glorious ocean any more. Their eyes don’t remind you of chocolate or the sky, and their presence doesn’t make your heart skip an extra beat. They just become a person who loved you a little less than you loved them.
One of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do is to grieve the loss of a person who is still alive.
You don’t know distance until you’ve shared your bed with someone who’s falling out of love with you. – Beau Taplin
There comes a point where talking about it doesn’t make you feel better anymore. You just live with your mouth closed and your walls up and your heart hidden.
How can you just leave someone’s life? How is it so easy for you? What do you do with all the memories of us laughing and talking at 4am, and habits of texting ‘Good morning’ and ‘Goodnight.’ How can you just leave that? Did you never care at all?
And when you see me again, I hope your heart hurts. I hope you see a lost future and know that there is no turning back the clocks, there is no second chance.
Maybe that’s what moving on should feel like. We eventually go numb because you can’t break a heart that’s already broken.
Loving you was the most exquisite form of self-destruction.
Does he care about you or does he care about getting you into his bed? Do you like him or do you like the words he says to you? Trust me, I know how hard it is to tell, but there’s a difference between what’s real magic and what’s just smoke and mirrors.
I was driving home today as I passed by all the places we used to go together. It was in the midst of our bittersweet memories when I realized I took you to all my favorite places. All my favorite places that I can never return to again.
When our eyes meet, I look away because I don’t want you to see how much I need you.
You were like the ocean, you came in waves but you never stayed.
It’s funny how sometimes the people you’d take a bullet for, are the ones behind the trigger. – Ritu Ghatourey
The truth is I really did love you, but does it count if it was during a time when I didn’t love myself?
It’s not my fault I gave 100% and you couldn’t even offer half of that.
He told me that we couldn’t fix what was already broken. I told him that broken crayons still color. He said no one wants to deal with that. It’s much easier to just find new crayons. Throw the old ones away. And you wonder why I still feel like trash.
There’s nothing worse in the world than thinking you have a chance when you really don’t.
You were mine to adore and I was yours to regret.
I hate myself because I know if you ever suddenly showed up in my life again, I would still drop everything for you.
It’s an awful feeling not knowing where you stand with someone.
How dare you linger on my lips and then kiss me like a stuttering apology with excuses stapled to the roof of your mouth. I still remember you like a dream tattooed to the inner walls of a long term memory but some days I wonder if you existed at all.
It’s tough but possible to accept that we’re just never going to mean anything to some people but what’s tragic is how we can mean nothing to the same people we once meant the world to.
When I say I’m over you, I don’t actually know if I really am. While the thought of you no longer hurts. I know how easily i would fall for you again if you ever came back.
I hope you’re drowning in your tears like I did. I hope you’re in agony that seems endless. I hope you feel like you’ve lost everything like I did.
It is so easy to make monsters out of the people I have loved. – Trista Mateer
Happy, Uplifting, and Funny Breakup Quotes
After you’ve cried all you can, uplift your spirits with quotes that will help you move on. These quotes range from the uplifting to the sarcastic to the downright hilarious – the perfect combo to help you get over your ex!
A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there’s less of you. – Margaret Atwood
Acceptance is an important part of healing after a breakup. This is the first step that will help you move on.
After a breakup, be careful of focusing too much on the “why’s” and the “what if’s.” You want to be able to allow new, positive things to enter your life and you cannot do that if you keep looking back on the past.
After a breakup, the memories are fresh and the pain is still raw. But after some time, it all fades away and you start to heal.
After a relationship ends, build a bridge, get over it, and burn that bridge so you won’t be tempted to cross it again.
All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else. – Mae West
As you get over this heartbreak, know that there is something better out there waiting for you.
Asking someone to stay friends after a breakup is like telling someone that their dog died, but they can still keep it.
At the end of a relationship, remember that when one door closes, another one opens.
Breaking up is like knocking over a Coke machine. You can’t do it in one push. You gotta rock it back and forth a few times, and then it goes over. – Jerry Seinfeld
Breakups aren’t always meant for make ups, sometimes when a relationship ends it is time for you to wake up.
Close your eyes, clear your heart, and let it go.
Cry your eyes out and take all the time that you need. But one day, you will be able to forget all about the person who broke your heart.
Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash. – Rita Mae Brown
Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass. – Mary Kay Blakeley
Don’t let the heartbreak of yesterday ruin the hope of today and possibilities that tomorrow may bring.
Don’t look too long at a door that has closed that you don’t even notice when a new door has opened itself to you.
Don’t worry, there are plenty of other fish out there in the sea. Sooner or later, the right one will swim along.
Don’t you dare, for one more second, surround yourself with people who are not aware of the greatness that you are-Jo Blackwell-Preston
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because that asshole is finally someone else’s problem.
Even if we can’t end up together, I am glad that you were a part of my life.
Ever has it been that loves knows not its own death until the hour of separation-Kahlil Gibrana
Every breakup gives you a chance to do it right the next time.
Every woman should have four pets in her life. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass to pay for it all. – Paris Hilton
Failed relationships can be describes as so much wasted makeup. – Marian Keyes
For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of forty plus, there is a balding, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year-old waitress. – Andy Rooney
Forget the past, forget the pain, and remember what an incredible person you are. Anyone would be lucky to have you. You just have to find the right person who will be able to truly appreciate, love, and adore you the way that you deserve to be treated.
He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce I keep the house. – Zsa Zsa Gabor
He wasn’t the first to love you, and he won’t be the last.
Hearts will never be practical until they are made to be unbreakable.
How am I supposed to forget you when every time I go outside I see things that remind me of you. Like garbage cans and dog shit.
I have a pet dog, he kisses like you, his breath is like yours, he pants like you. I love him dearly but I wouldn’t want to marry him. Let’s part before this goes any farther.
I never get jealous when I see my ex with someone else because my parents taught me to give my used toys to someone less fortunate.
I never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back. – Zsa Zsa Gabor
I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home, which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog, which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon and a cat that comes home late at night. – Marie Corelli
I understand that you love someone very much. But right now you need to love yourself more so that you can heal.
If it was not meant to be, then it means that there is something better out there for you.
If my absence doesn’t alter your life then my presence has no meaning in it.
If someone breaks your heart, just punch them in the face. Seriously. Punch them in the face and go get some ice cream. – Frank Ocean
If someone wants to leave, let them. You want to surround yourself with people who want to be in your life.
If you love someone, set them free. If they come back, set them on fire.
If you were the one that did the breaking up, do not feel bad, for you set that other person free to find someone who loves them for who they are.
I’m so miserable without you, it’s almost as if you’re here! – Billy Ray Cyrus
In our family we don’t divorce our men — we bury them. – Ruth Gordon
Is there a cure for a broken heart? Only time can heal your broken heart, just as time can heal his broken arms and legs. – Miss Piggy
It is better to be alone than to be with someone who makes you feel all alone.
It’s not you. It’s me finally realizing you’re a terrible person.
Life is much too short to waste a single second on someone who doesn’t appreciate and value you.
My friend told me a joke, and I laughed to tears. He told me the same joke, and I laughed but not as hard. He kept repeating the joke and I stopped laughing. He said, “If you can’t laugh at the same joke over and over again, why do you keep crying over the same person who hurt you over and over again?”
My girlfriend said she wanted me to be more like her Ex. So I dumped her. – Azgraybebly Joslan
My mother always said don’t marry for money, divorce for money. – Wendy Liebman
Never regret a relationship that has ended. If it was good, then that is wonderful. If it was bad, then you have experience.
Nobody ever said that letting go was easy, but holding on to something that is no longer there can be just as difficult. You might as well choose the path that moves you forward.
Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over. -Guy Finley
Now that we are over I feel empty inside, but I know that this feeling won’t last forever.
Now that we are through, I realize that I was not meant for you.
Our breakup was due to religious differences. He thought he was God. I didn’t.
So what if he doesn’t love you anymore. You didn’t have him in your life once before and you were fine. So you’ll be fine without him again. All you need to do now is show him that it was his loss, not yours.
So you have just seen the end of your relationship and you are sitting here feeling worthless and unloved. Over time, you will meet someone who will make you feel like the treasure that you are. You may not feel that way now, but you will be surprised at what time can do. Time heals and it opens up possibilities for us that we never knew existed.
Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts. Others come into our lives and make us want to leave footprints on their face.
Some people think that holding on makes you stronger, but sometimes it is the opposite. Sometimes, letting go can make you stronger.
Sometimes you have to accept that just because you can have room for someone in your heart, it does not always mean that you should have room for them in your life.
Sometimes you just have to live your life, even if that means letting go of someone who meant the world to you.
Thank you for leaving my side. It made me realize that I am better off without you.
The day I fell in love with you was the day I should’ve run for my life.
The time following a breakup is the best time to figure out who you really are.
There is one thing I would break up over and that is if she caught me with another woman. I wouldn’t stand for that. – Steve Martin
To love someone enough to let them go, you have to let them go forever. If you don’t, then you never really loved them much at all.
Watching someone leave your life can be hard and heartbreaking, but that person was the wrong one. Imagine how much better you will feel when the right one does come along.
We had some good times together and our love was true, but now things have run their course and it is time for someone new.
We have to be willing to let go of the life that we planned in order to have the life that is waiting for us.
When a breakup happens, you see your world falling down around you. Each memory that you have built together one brick at a time, has tumbled down and lies at your feet. But this relationship that has been left in ruins is a chance to build something new and something better with someone who is new and better than your last relationship.
When you are trying to heal from a breakup, be kind to yourself and do not be impatient with your progress. You will not get over this in a day. These things take time.
When you finally realize that you are worth more than an unhappy relationship and have the courage to end it and move on, you are finally free.
When you have had your heart broken, you will be afraid to give it to someone ever again. But you have to trust that one day, the right person will come along and that person will treat your heart the way it deserves to be treated.
When your ex says, “you’ll never find someone like me.” Tell them, “that’s kind of the point.”
When your heart is broken, you might sit there wondering if you will ever be enough for anyone. You are enough, who always have been and you always will be enough, no matter what happens.
When your relationship falls apart, you might feel broken. But the best version of you is still there, waiting to be put back together again.
You can’t live a full life until you let go of your past heartaches.
You cannot start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.
You have to let go of the life that you planned together.
You learn to live with the heartbreak and love again. That’s called life.
You might not see it now, but sometimes a breakup is for the better.
You treat outside wounds with rubbing alcohol and inside wounds with drinking alcohol.
Your mother did not spend nine months growing you a fierce heart just so it could stop beating the moment love leaves it.
You’re the jelly to my burger. The knife to my soup. The glitter to my sushi. And the ketchup to my ice cream. My point is you’re useless.
You heart may be drowning in sorrow now, but when the time comes, you will look back on this breakup as an experience that strengthened you as a person.