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80 Best Words of Encouragement After a Breakup

Breakups are always hard. Whether the relationship was a good or bad one, it’s still hard. Whether you are the one going through a breakup, or you are trying to comfort someone, it can be hard to find the inspiration and encouragement you need.

These 80 quotes are the perfect words of encouragement after a breakup. They can give the person that is upset the motivation they need to move forward with their life and feel confident in their choices.

80 Words of Encouragement After a Breakup


1. “If someone can walk away from you, let them walk.
2. “Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you.” – Frank Ocean
3. “Don’t let someone who isn’t worth your love make you forget how much you are worth.
4. “Love is unconditional. Relationships are not.” – Grant Gudmunson
5. “Cheating and lying aren’t struggles. They’re reasons to break up.” – Patti Callahan Henry
6. “One day they’ll realize they lost a diamond while playing with worthless stones.” – Turcois Ominek
7. “It’s no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn’t even speak to each other if they met at a party.” – Nick Hornby
8. “A relationship, I think, is like a shark. It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.” – Alvy Singer
9. “When you break up with someone, and I’m not talking casual breakups here, it’s hard to take the sudden absence of such an important person in your life.” – Lish McBride
10. “It’s much more interesting to try and understand what binds two people together. Why we stay with each other is much more of a mystery than why we don’t.” – Jane Stanton Hitchcock
11. “A heartbreak is a blessing from God. It’s just His way of letting you realize that He saved you from the wrong one.
12. “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
13. “Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.” – Dave Mustaine
14. “When we’re incomplete, we’re always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we’re still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising.” – Tom Robbins
15. “I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” – Alex Elle
16. “Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.” – Paulo Coelho
17. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because he is finally someone else’s problem.
18. “Never love anybody that treats you like you’re ordinary.” – Oscar Wilde
19. “You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.” – Cheryl Strayed
20. “We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell
21. “The only whole heart is a broken one because it lets the light in.” – David Wolpe
22. “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
23. “I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
24. “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” – Anthony Robbins
25. “You can love someone so much… But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.” – John Green
26. “Sometimes, your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows.
27. “Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted makeup.” – Marian Keyes
28. “This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
29. “Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love?” – Leo Buscaglia
30. “You loved him enough to let him leave… Now you need to love yourself enough to let him go.” – Ranata Suzuki
31. “Letting go has never been easy, but holding on can be as difficult. Yet strength is measured not by holding on, but by letting go.” – Len Santos
32. “Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart do not know how to laugh either.” – Golda Meir
33. “Life is short. You have to be able to laugh at our pain or we never move on.” – Jeff Ross
34. “Only time can heal his heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” – Miss Piggy
35. “I will not allow myself to not feel chosen every single day. And I’ll wait till whenever that is.” – Hannah Brown
36. “Lots of things can be fixed. Things can be fixed. But many times, relationships between people cannot be fixed, because they should not be fixed.
37. “I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.” – Carl Sandburg
38. “I know my heart will never be the same but I’m telling myself I’ll be okay.” – Sara Evans
39. “Sometimes you’re going to have to let one person go a thousand different times, a thousand different ways, and there’s nothing pathetic or abnormal about that. You are human.” – Heidi Priebe
40. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” – Mark Twain
41. “Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.” – Shannon L. Alder
42. “I used to know you the best and now I don’t even remember your name.” – Mya Waechtler
43. “You can’t break up what was never together. But my heart didn’t get that memo.” – Rachel Harris
44. “When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you.” – Shannon L. Alder
45. “I think it’s important to realize you can miss something, but not want it back.” – Paulo Coelho
46. “Bad days call for foods that are bad for your butt.” – H.M Ward
47. “When we are in love, we are convinced nobody else will do. But as time goes, others do do, and often do do, much much better.” – Coco J. Ginger
48. “Being in a relationship has the tendency to deceive one into believing that there is someone without whom one cannot live.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
49. “I’m pretty horrible at relationships and haven’t been in many long-term ones. Leaving and moving on – returning to a familiar sense of self-reliance and autonomy – is what I know; that feeling is as comfortable and comforting as it might be for a different kind of person to stay.” – Carrie Brownstein
50. “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can come together.
51. “You can only move on if you accept that it’s gone.” – The Goddess Rebellion
52. “I used to loathe ambivalence; now I adore it. Ambivalence is my new best friend.” – Suzanne Finnamore
53. “Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” – Guy Finley
54. “I love to shop after a bad relationship. I don’t know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes I see a really great outfit, I’ll break up with someone on purpose.” – Rita Rudner
55. “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
56. “I love the ones who are in my life and make it amazing and I thank the ones who left my life and made it even more fantastic.” – Mr. Never Give Up
57. “Blaming the ex for the breakup is like blaming the clothes for not fitting you.” – Khang Kijarro Nguyen
58. “One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved.” – Romain Rolland
59. “We are all trying to get over the person who broke our hearts. We are all far from perfect.” – Alex Rosa
60. “The toughest part of letting go is realizing the other person already did.” – Lalla
61. “Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.” – Walter Anderson
62. “Six letters, two words, easy to say, hard to explain, harder to do: Move on.
63. “Bittersweet? No, just bitter, the taste of your tongue. Words you can’t have back, so they linger.” – Coco J. Ginger
64. “Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” – Washington Irving
65. “Everyone’s allowed to be in love with the wrong person at some point. In fact, it’s a mistake not to be.” – Harriet Evans
66. “I mean, if the relationship can’t survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?” – Nicholas Sparks
67. “Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” – Denis Waitley
68. “To love someone enough to let them go, you had to let them go forever or you did not love them that much.” – Diana Wynne Jones
69. “What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else.” – Stephanie Klein
70. “For a long time, the fact that I was divorced was the most important thing about me. And now it’s not. Now the most important thing about me is that I’m old.” – Nora Ephron
71. “A single heartbreak teaches you more than what a lifetime of schooling can.” – Vineet Raj Kapoor
72. “No matter how bad you want a person, if your hearts are in two different places, you’ll have to pass and move on.” – Alexandra Elle
73. “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell
74. “Some people are meant to frame your destiny but not reach the destined destination with you.” – Adhish Mazumder
75. “There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.” – Jessica Hatchigan
76. “In your place, if there is pain, nurse it, and if there is a flame, don’t snuff it out, don’t be brutal with it. We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything — what a waste!” – Professor Perlman
77. “Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.” – Patti Roberts
78. “The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.” – Mohadesa Najumi
79. “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” – Deborah Reber
80. “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe

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