25 Relationship Quotes to Get You Through a Breakup

No matter who ended it, why it fell apart, or how long ago it was, getting through the aftermath of a relationship is never an easy task. As you feel the waves of emotions from sadness to anger to relief while your heart heals, let these encouraging words give you the dose of inspiration you need.

For seeing the bright side

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"To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose is the next best." – William Makepeace Thackeray, author

Make sure you never do these 15 things to help you get over a breakup.

For remembering the bigger picture

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"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, author

Not sure how to have the 'it's over' talk? Here's a start.

For why you have to cry sometimes

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"Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart do not know how to laugh either." – Golda Meir, politician

For getting through the rough days

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"Hearts live by being wounded." – Oscar Wilde, playwright

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For valuing patience

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"Only time can heal his heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs." – Miss Piggy, Muppet

For savoring the transformation

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"The dreams break into a million tiny pieces. The dream dies. Which leaves you with a choice: you can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream." – Nora Ephron, author

For relishing the good times

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"The hottest love has the coldest end." – Socrates, philosopher

For the motivation to move on

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"No matter how hard your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief." — Faraaz Kazi, author Here are 26 quotes on the secrets to happiness.

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For finding the humor

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"I never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back." — Zsa Zsa Gabor, actress

For packing away the tissues

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"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." — M. Kathleen Casey, politician

For prioritizing your strength

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"You can only lose what you cling to." — Buddha

For the good moments to come

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"In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself." — Deepak Chopra

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For the nudge to pull the plug

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"You've gotta know when it's time to turn the page."— Tori Amos, singer-songwriter

For a lesson in love

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"Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energy moving forward together towards an answer."— Denis Waitley, motivational speaker

For unfriending on Facebook

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"The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did." — Faraaz Kazi, author

For remembering you're not alone

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"I think every girl has that a guy she has trouble letting go of." — Rashida Jones, actress

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For new beginnings

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"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need." – Lao Tzu, philosopher

For the best that's yet to come

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"Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny." — Steve Maraboli, author

For living in the moment

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"Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure." — Oprah Winfrey

For improving your odds

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"The best skill at cards is knowing when to discard." — Baltasar Gracián, philosopher

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For being thankful for love

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"Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart" — Washington Irving, author

For being openhearted

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"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, inventor

For the upcoming rainbow

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"Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant."— Paulo Coelho, author

For never settling

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"Never love anybody that treats you like you're ordinary."— Oscar Wilde, playwright

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For appreciating the bittersweet

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“The saddest thing about love, Joe, is that not only the love cannot last forever, but even the heartbreak is soon forgotten.”   ― William Faulkner, author

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