100 Quotes About Breaking Up

Breaking up is never easy, but it’s important to know that getting over a breakup doesn’t have to be hard or painful. The best time to get over someone is when you’re ready. It may take some time and some support, but the key is to move forward and focus on yourself. These breakup quotes can help you get through this difficult time and move on with your life.

Moving on is easy. It's staying moved on that's trickier.
Moving on is easy. It's staying moved on that's trickier. Katerina Stoykova Klemer
Even on my weakest days I get a little bit...
Even on my weakest days I get a little bit stronger Sara Evans
Two words. Three vowels. Four constenants. Seven letters. It can either cut you open to the core and leave you in ungodly pain or it can free your soul and lift a tremendous weight off you shoulders. The phrase is: It's over. Maggi Richard
One of the best times for figuring out who you are & what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up. Mandy Hale
I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can...
I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect. Amit Kalantri
I wore your promise on my finger for one year...
I wore your promise on my finger for one year I'll wear your name on my heart til I die Because you were my boy, you were my only boy forever. Coco J. Ginger
When we are in love, we are convinced nobody else...
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
It can be difficult to leave a long-term relationship, even when our inner-wisdom tells us it's time to let go. At this point, we can choose let go and endure the intense pain of leaving behind the familiar to make way for a new chapter in our life. Or we can stay and suffer a low-grade pain that slowly eats away at our heart and soul, like an emotional cancer. Until we wake up, one day and realize, we are buried so deep in the dysfunction of the relationship that we scarcely remember who we were and what we wanted and needed to be. . Jaeda DeWalt
To love someone enough to let them go, you had...
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
You put me through hell. On purpose. Made me suffer....
You put me through hell. On purpose. Made me suffer. And there’s no end in sight. I don’t know what the fuck you’re doing, ace, but this Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde shit ain’t cutting it with me. Sylvia Day
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. You're aboard a ship setting sail, and the other person has joined the inland circus, or is boarding a different ship, and you just can't be with each other anymore. Because you shouldn't be. C. Joybell C.
He looks like a runway model. How in the world am I going to be able to reject that? The world is so unfair. Seriously, it's like turning Brad Pitt down for a date. The girl who could actually do it should win an award for idiot of the century. Colleen Houck
At your absolute best, you still won't be good enough...
At your absolute best, you still won't be good enough for the wrong person. At your worst, you'll still be worth it to the right person. Karen Salmansohn
We ruined each other by being together. We destroyed each...
We ruined each other by being together. We destroyed each other’s dreams. Kate Chisman
…..she needed him to know she did not care. She...
…..she needed him to know she did not care. She was spirited, tenacious, and full of contempt for him. Coco J. Ginger
I once broke up with a boy because he wrote...
I once broke up with a boy because he wrote me an awful poem. Karen Joy Fowler
Everything is all right, When you’re here, When you’re right...
Everything is all right, When you’re here, When you’re right next to me, When my hand is in yours, Don’t leave me, Don’t leave me empty handed. Elizabeth Brooks
The quickest way to rectify that mistake (choosing the wrong...
The quickest way to rectify that mistake (choosing the wrong person) is by learning from that, moving on, and choosing much more wisely in the future. Greg Behrendt
I remember one desolate Sunday night, wondering: Is this how I´m going to spend the rest of my life? Marrid to someone who is perpetually distracted and somewhat wistful, as though a marvelous party is going on in the next room, which but for me he could be attending? Suzanne Finnamore
I used to loathe ambivalence now I adore it. Ambivalence...
I used to loathe ambivalence now I adore it. Ambivalence is my new best friend. Suzanne Finnamore
So many events and moments that seemed insignificant add up. I remember how for the last Valentine´s Day, N gave flowers but no card. In restaurants, he looked off into the middle distance while my hand would creep across the table to hold his. He would always let go first. I realize I can´t remember his last spontaneous gesture of affection. Suzanne Finnamore
Just because a relationship ends, it doesn't mean it's not...
Just because a relationship ends, it doesn't mean it's not worth having. Sarah Mlynowski
The snag about marriage is, it isn´t worth the divorce.
The snag about marriage is, it isn´t worth the divorce. Suzanne Finnamore
They feel life is for the taking, and that everyone...
They feel life is for the taking, and that everyone deserves happiness no matter what the cost. I must remember these tricks if I ever decide to have my soul surgically removed. Suzanne Finnamore
Someday I will have revenge. I know in advance to keep this to myself, and everyone will be happier. I do understand that I am expected to forgive N and his girlfriend in a timely fashion, and move on to a life of vegetarian cooking and difficult yoga positions and self-realization, and make this so much easier and more pleasant for all concerned. Suzanne Finnamore
Surprises, I feel now, are primarily a form of violence.
Surprises, I feel now, are primarily a form of violence. Suzanne Finnamore
I love you as the mother of my child
I love you as the mother of my child": the kiss of death. Mother of His Child: demotion. I am beginning to see this truism: Mothers are not always wives. I have been stripped of a piece of self. Suzanne Finnamore
He announces that lately he keeps losing things.
He announces that lately he keeps losing things. "Like your wife and child, " I want to say, but don´t. At fourty, I´ve learned not to say everything clever, not to score every point. Suzanne Finnamore
How do you know? How best to ensure his nervous...
How do you know? How best to ensure his nervous breakdown?" I ask." Keep going, " Christian says. "Just go on as if nothing has happened. We all hate that. Suzanne Finnamore
God is great and God is good,
God is great and God is good, " Lisa says. "But where are the Apache attack helicopters when you need them? Suzanne Finnamore
Take me now, God!
Take me now, God! " I shout to the inky sky. "I´m ready."" You´re not ready. You´re not even divorced yet, " Bunny says. "You cannot die married to that man. Suzanne Finnamore
Everything else has vanished, so you take them now. Maybe...
Everything else has vanished, so you take them now. Maybe if you're the one keeping them, I'll be the one feeling better. Daniel Handler
To love everyone unconditionally does not mean to give everyone your unconditional time. Sometimes, to love completely, we must never see someone again. This, too, is love. This is giving someone the freedom to exist and be happy, even if it must be without you. Vironika Tugaleva
How can I grieve what is still in motion?
How can I grieve what is still in motion?" I ask her. "Shoes are still dropping all over the place. I´m not kidding, " I say. "It´s Normandy out there. Suzanne Finnamore
I am replete with stamina in finding out every single fact I can about this whole affair. Yet, I think, do I want to pull that thread? Do I want to unleash the truth, unravel deceit, and kill reality as I´ve known it? It is irreparable, if I do, from the moment we met until now. It is long. If I discover too much that is false about what I thought my past was, Time will be skewed even further. I already have a poor connection with the present. Example: I have no sense of what day it is. It´s better. . Suzanne Finnamore
How could you do that to me?
How could you do that to me?" I repeat. I don´t have to itemize. He knows what I speak of. Eventually N produces three answers, in this Suzanne Finnamore
Yes. THANK YOU. And say hello to Judas Iscariot.
Yes. THANK YOU. And say hello to Judas Iscariot. Suzanne Finnamore
The Betty Lady explains love and splitting up:
The Betty Lady explains love and splitting up: "It´s like playing the shell game with Jesus. You can´t figure anything out; it´s best not to try. You´ll just humiliate yourself. Suzanne Finnamore
I review what I know once again, confronting the monolith...
I review what I know once again, confronting the monolith now alien and almost unconnected to me: my marriage. Suzanne Finnamore
I know my vision is impaired and cannot be trusted...
I know my vision is impaired and cannot be trusted with even the simplest tasks, much less dating. Not that I´ve come within talon distance of a man. Suzanne Finnamore
I´ve blown it, the whole grisly charade.
I´ve blown it, the whole grisly charade. Suzanne Finnamore
I feel incendiary, a wildfire. My spirit licks at the...
I feel incendiary, a wildfire. My spirit licks at the gates of a very elaborate, customized, and distracting emotional Hades. Suzanne Finnamore
I´m just not sending out the right vibe lately. Perhaps the fact that I wear stained sweatpants and free T-shirts is holding me back. I just can´t seem to get back into the intelligent-slut-for-hire outfits that lure men even shoes with laces evade me. Plus my hair is Fran Lebowitz-esque. I think my eyes are getting closer together. I don´t know. Suzanne Finnamore
It seemed funny that one day I would go to bed in her arms and the next not feel anything, like a switch had gone off. But no, that wasn’t honest either. This had been building for a long time. Our silences were getting longer. Our arguments more frequent. How do you stay with someone when there are no dreams to build? No purpose to accomplish? No meaning? No meaning –that was the monster that drove us away from one another in the end. Always. . Steven L. Peck
For me, it´s sloth,
For me, it´s sloth, " I say. "Hedonistic sloth and escapism. Suzanne Finnamore
Undeniable chemistry and horrific timing. They love each other.
Undeniable chemistry and horrific timing. They love each other. Darnell Lamont Walker
Naturally, I do blame Françoise. I blame her for having N in the first place. She was young, she was beautiful, she was married to a doctor, and she was intelligent. She could have abstained from producing her first son. It was wrong on a variety of levels. Suzanne Finnamore
Although I notice there is never a truly good time to have a nice long chat with one´s mother-in-law, unless you are having an extraordinary life and marriage and your mother-in-law is, say, Maureen Dowd, or Indira Gandhi. Someone of that ilk. Suzanne Finnamore
This does not escape my notice, it is a context. I resent the fact of a context; my social status has shifted and no one is going to acknowldege it, that´s certain. I´m expected to be Brave and Rise Above. I dress for the role; I must look far better now that I did when I was married. I must look pulled together into a nice tight Hermès knot of self-containment. I don´t make the rules; I just do my best to follow them. Suzanne Finnamore
There is that, and there is also the Irreconcilable Differences line. It seems so catchall, so vague. You could say that about anyone, any man and woman at all. Jesus and Mary Magdalene: "Irreconcilable Differences." JFK and Jackie, anyone at all. It´s built into the man-woman thing. What kind of paltry reason is that? "Insanity" is another box to be checked on the divorce petition, the only alternative to "Irreconcilable Differences." I would like to check it. Suzanne Finnamore
To keep myself from harming or calling N and to stave off the rage and despair, I focus on my extraordinary son, drink midrange Chardonnay every night after he is asleep, and make a barrage of late-night mail-order retail purchases placed from the couch. The couch has officially become my second battle station. I am angry and I have credit And I´m all blackened inside; I should wear a pointy witch hat around Larkspur as I go to the bank and drop A off at day care. It would be more honest. . Suzanne Finnamore
To do list (after the breakup)1. take refuge in your bed2. cry. till the tears stop (this will take a few days).3. don’t listen to slow songs.4. delete their number from your phone even though it is memorized on your fingertips.5. don’t look at old photos.6. find the closest ice cream shop and treat yourself to two scoops of mint chocolate chip. the mint will calm your heart. you deserve the chocolate.7. buy new bed sheets.8. collect all the gifts, t-shirts, and everything with their smell on it and drop it off at a donation center.9. plan a trip.10. perfect the art of smiling and nodding when someone brings their name up in conversation.11. start a new project.12. whatever you do. do not call.13. do not beg for what does not want to stay.14. stop crying at some point.15. allow yourself to feel foolish for believing you could’ve built the rest of your life in someone else’s stomach.16. breathe. Rupi Kaur
When you look back at that relationship you didn't think you could live without and realize had you stayed in it, you'd be some comfortable loser, sitting on the couch with another comfortable loser, instead of being the dope motherfucker you are today. Darnell Lamont Walker
Life isn't about falling in love as much as it is about learning to get over hatred.. Sanhita Baruah
I thought we were perfect for each other."" There's no such thing as perfect, " Eli commiserated. Rachel Higginson
The thing with breaking up is they leave, but the memories stay. Dominic Riccitello
I love him. So much. To the point where you won’t understand. You don’t get it because I don’t get it. It’s there. It exists. It flows. It moves like rapids through my veins. Comes with bursts and occasionally fades with the day, but it’s always there. And when you find love like that, you don’t want to give it up. But sometimes you have to and sometimes you have to give it to someone else. That’s the hard part. Dominic Riccitello
I loved him to death. Then I came to realization with how arrogant he was and instead of falling out of love, I fell harder. Every passing day I fell a little harder, a little faster, and a little sadder. I became anxious, obsessive, hurt, and sad. But one morning I awoke to realize I fell out of it. I loved him. I still do. But I was in love with him until the death of the relationship. Now I just love him. From afar. From the knowledge. From the happiness an individual gave me. Dominic Riccitello
The hard part wasn’t breaking up. The hard part is forcing myself to fall out of love with you. Dominic Riccitello
Breakups have a way of shaking us awake and helping us see what we really want vs. what we are willing to settle for. Mandy Hale
I have been where you are now. I have felt the fears and resolved them. I have had the doubts and concerns and found the way forward. Lift up your head, and step ahead... Moutasem Algharati
Dear Natasha, It's the middle of the night. I can't sleep. Thoughts are creeping through my head like darkness slips around the bodies of sky scrapers in every city we've ever been to. From the bottom up, suffocating the life on the street first and then raising to the head and the brain, circling into smog and clouds until the black stretches up so high that nobody can even remember what the stars used to look like. This is how I feel when I lie awake and think of you. I miss you. Melodie Ramone
Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained. Jonathan Harnisch
And I was -- this is just how I was afraid you'd take it. I knew it, that you'd think this means you were right to be afraid all the time and never feel secure or trust me. I knew it'd be 'See, you're leaving after all when you promised you wouldn't.' I knew it but I'm trying to explain anyway, okay? And I know you probably won't understand this either, but --wait-- just try to listen and maybe absorb this, okay? Ready? Me leaving is not the confirmation of all your fears about me. It is not. It's because of them. Okay? Can you see that? It's your fear I can't take. It's your distrust and fear I've been trying to fight. And I can't anymore. I'm out of gas on it. If I loved you even a little less maybe I could take it. But this is killing me, this constant feeling that I am always scaring you and never making you feel secure. Can you see that? . David Foster Wallace
You asked me to be an open book. As I've already told you, I am. Anything you need to know about me can be found. Don't confuse me, a paperback, with a book on tape. Darnell Lamont Walker
It is difficult to move on when your surroundings stay the same. Katja Michael
I didn't plan it, " she said. "I hoped that we would both just know when it was time.. That we'd have one of those moments. Like in the movies, foreign movies, when something small happens, something almost imperceptible, and it changes everything. Like there's a man and a woman having breakfast.. and the man reaches for the jam, and the woman says, "I thought you didn't like jam, " and the man says, "I didn't. Once.""Or maybe it isn’t even obvious. Maybe he reaches for the jam, and she just looks at him like she doesn't know him anymore. Like, in the moment he reached for that jar, she couldn't recognize him." After breakfast, he'll go for a walk, and she'll go to their room and pack a slim brown suitcase. She'll stop on the sidewalk and wonder whether she should say good-bye, whether she should leave a note. But she won't. She'll just get into the taxi and go." He knows as soon as he turns onto their walk that she's gone. But he doesn't turn back. He doesn't regret a single day they spent together, including this one. Maybe he finds one of her ribbons on the stairs.. Rainbow Rowell
Why are you behaving like this? You know how much I love you … and Ibelieve you love me as much, so why are you avoiding me? Santonu Kumar Dhar
The only person you should ever fear losing in a relationship is you yourself. Miya Yamanouchi
You kissed me that morning as if you’d never done it before and never would again and now I write another letter that I will never dare to send, collecting memories of loss like chains tight around my chest, and if you see a fire from the shore tonightit’s my chains going up in flames. Charlotte Eriksson
It was like someone had died- like I had died. Because it had been more than just losing the truest of true loves, as if that were not enough to kill anyone. It was also losing a whole future, a whole family- the whole life that I'd chosen...  Stephenie Meyer
I have a horrid scar right under my left knee from you. Well, the absence of you. Seems appropriate. But I still miss you. My pillowcase smells like you, so I bury my face in it and breathe it in. Things feel empty. My couch, my living room, my heart. I see pictures of things. Silly things, beautiful things, and I want to share them with you. But alas, I cannot, I do not, I press the red button when you call. . Elizabeth Brooks
Hands that never touch. Lips that never meet. The Almost Lovers, never to be. Rae Hachton
The only thing that will ever be real, is this moment, ' I turned to the statue, 'when you made me feel alive, when you made me feel real, when I felt like you really love me. Now? I'm just your monster, Frankie. I will always be a monster. Rae Hachton
She was reasonable and rational, even through the tears. I hurt her. I know I hurt her. All I felt was anger. I wanted to yell and break stuff. Be demonstrative. Because she was being... she was so adult. And I just felt like a stupid kid. I didn't want to be in our empty place so I did what I do, I went to the movies. I wanted a big dark room to cry in. Matt Fraction
If you don't love yourself it's tough to love anything about your life. Appreciating who you are is essential to your happiness. Karen Salmansohn
But every spiteful word she ever wrote him was effortless love clenched in her fists. Her heart screaming for stability in this fiery game of desire. Coco J. Ginger
We're both whisper-screaming at each other. All I can think is this is the worst possible way to break up with somebody. Andrea Portes
Run, sweetheart, run. Rae Hachton
But then you left exactly how all the sad songs said you would Andrew Faulkner
The words come out of my mouth, but they don’t sound like me. I don’t sound like me. Probably because I know it’s all lies. But I can see that they’re lies that Reeve believes. He swallows them whole. His eyes go blank. Empty. He completely shuts down. Jenny Han
Please don’t hate you??! ! I hate that I love you. Loving you made me waste a year of my life. Loving you made me be passionate about nothing but you. Loving you made me take risks I never would have otherwise. Loving you made me give it up to you. Loving you made me neglect my parents and Amy. Loving you made me not care that my grandma just died. Loving you made me turn out bitter and hopeless like her. Loving you made me hate myself for being dumped by you. Loving you made me deluded, irrational, inconsiderate, and a liar. And because I love you, you’re always going to hau . Daria Snadowsky
I couldn’t love you for who you are because you showed me who you truly wanted to be, and I loved her more. Darnell Lamont Walker
The best way to get OVER one is to get UNDER one Jon R. Michaelsen
...and I laugh and I spin and dance and frolic in ecstasy and I... I hurt no more, while you...you petrified little man, are left to wonder if it's you I speak of. Kellie Elmore
Either give me your hand, or end it now, and put us both out of our misery Judith McNaught
Don't do this to us." He warned, his voice hoarse with angry desperation as he realize he was losing her. "You're letting eleven years of mistrust color everything you've discovered I've done". Judith McNaught
Sure, occasionally a certain sappy song or romantic movie would come on, and you’d wonder what he or she was up to, but there was no way to know. Of course, you could always pick up the phone (and more recently, text or e-mail), but that would require that person’s knowing you were thinking of him or her. Where’s the fun in that? You never want them to know you’re thinking of them, so you refrain. Before long the memories start to fade. One day, you realize you can’t quite remember how she smelled or the exact color of his eyes. Eventually, without ever knowing it, you just forget that person altogether. You replace old memories with new ones, and life goes on. It was the clean break you needed to move forward. Brandi Glanville
The most surprising thing about breaking up is that you already know how to do it. Everything you need to know, you learned in kindergarten. Yours should always be better than his (especially when it comes to lawyers). Brandi Glanville
All her tormentings of me turned suddenly into sweetnesses, and who could torment like this exquisite fury, wondering in sudden flame why she could give herself to anyone, while I wondered only why she could give herself to me. It may be that I wondered over-much. Perhaps that was why I lost her. J.m. Barrie
What plagues people is not those who don't love them, but those who do. Unknown
If I wasn't so phenomenal. I would go back to you. Coco J. Ginger
Breaking up is a natural evolution when you try to figure out what you want in life. If you’re with an individual who isn’t moving in the same direction and at the same rate that you are, it ain’t going to work. Usher Raymond
When she left, it was like someone had ripped my heart out, crumbled it up like a flimsy piece of loose leaf paper and crammed it back into my chest. It somehow managed to work, but it would never, ever feel the same. Steph Campbell
Screw the daring tough guy image, what happened with us broke me. Steph Campbell
A year of life spent with someone you love feels like a lifetime. Someone destroys that love it feels like a lifetime is gone. Why do people want to take lifetimes away? Kensley Hagan
Two days after my dad's funeral, my mom went on a mission. I never understood it until then--that sometimes a spy doesn't need a cover so much as she needs a shield. Ally Carter
He's pressing me to his chest. I melt. Oh, this is where I want to be I rest my head against him, and he kisses my hair repeatedly. This is home. He smells of linen, fabric softener, body wash, and my favourite smell - Christian. For a moment, I allow myself the illusion that all will be well, and it soothes my ravaged soul E.l. James
Almost ninety nine percent of relationships break because at least one of the two shows dishonesty — in whatever form or degree — towards it. Novoneel Chakraborty
I don't balance you like you need."" What the hell does that mean?" he exclaimed. My heart ached for him, and I was so sorry for what I'd done...but this was the truth of it all. "The fact that you have to ask says it all. When you find that person...you'll know. Richelle Mead