The pain of a broken heart has inspired poets, musicians, and artists for centuries. They all survived the pain of heartbreak, and you will too.
“When you are standing in a forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
“You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.” – Johnny Depp
“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Khalil Gibran
“Hands that never touch. Lips that never meet. The Almost Lovers, never to be.” – Rae Hachton
“Hearts were made to be broken.” – Oscar Wilde
Love takes courage
Look at it this way. Choosing to love comes with the risk of being heartbroken. To start a relationship, you need to put yourself out there and show someone the real you. That takes guts!
So when you find yourself in a tailspin after a breakup, know that you have the strength to get through it. Why? Because if you weren’t courageous and brave, you wouldn’t be there in the first place.
“So it’s true when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” – E.A. Bucchianeri
“It’s hard asking someone with a broken heart to fall in love again.” – Eric Kripke
Heartbreak changes you…
Believe it or not, heartbreak can be the ultimate teacher. While you’re coming to terms with your split, you can learn a lot about yourself.
Reflect on your relationship. Understand where you went wrong and what you may do differently going forward.
If you handle a breakup right, you’ll emerge from the experience with valuable insights.
“So here’s the thing with broken hearts. No matter how you try, the pieces never fit the way they did before.” – Ariana Poetess
“Pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver, heartbreak makes you wiser.” – Drake
“Once you had put the pieces back together, even though you may look intact, you were never quite the same as you’d been before the fall.” – Jodi Picoult
…and it hurts
Love hurts. Studies show that heartbreak activates the same parts of the brain as physical pain does.
Think of it this way. While love can be compared to an addiction, a breakup is comparable to a withdrawal. And withdrawal takes real time to overcome.
So feel free to feel all the sadness, anger, and confusion that comes with the grieving process. Trust us. Down the line, you’ll be glad you did.
“A broken heart bleeds tears.” – Steve Maraboli
“The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.” – Carroll Bryant
“Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. The pain of love lasts a lifetime.” – Bette Davis
“I have lost and loved and won and cried myself to the person I am today.” – Charlotte Ericksson
“There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream – whatever that dream might be.” – Pearl S. Buck
Healing takes time
Even when it feels like things will never get better, know this. They always do.
Healing is a rocky road with plenty of ups and downs. So be gentle with yourself. And recover at your own pace.
“I’ve been on the floor and I’ve been heartbroken. I didn’t know how I was going to stand up. But I just gave it time.” – Sandra Bullock
The good news is that one day your heart will heal. It might take a while, but one day you’ll likely meet someone who makes you think “am I ready to date again” And you’ll experience the first date butterflies all over again.
“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe
“When your heart is broken, you plant seeds in the cracks and you pray for rain.” – Andrea Gibson
“Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.” – Patti Roberts
“The best way to heal a broken heart, it turns out, is to find a way to move past the hurt.” – Mary Kay Andrews
The road back from heartbreak can feel long and confusing. But these sad relationship quotes prove that mending your heart isn’t just possible, it’s rewarding!
So feel empowered by how far you’ve come already and excited for the future ahead of you. Remember, there’s light at the end of the tunnel.