Letting go of the person you love is never easy. When you're in the immediate throes of a breakup — after the screaming and scrambling to pick up your things — it can feel like you're never going to love again.
We've been exploring these emotions in our nearly two-week Break Up With Your Ex campaign. In our survey, 64 percent of you admitted to having obsessed over a past relationship. In a way, we don't blame you. Letting go of someone (and along with them, the memories you shared and once cherished) can feel like erasing a part of yourself too. But we don't think of it that way. Breaking up with your ex is the healthiest move you can make in finding fulfilling and lasting love.
So if you're looking for some inspiration to finally gather the courage to move on with your life and to love again, here are some of the most heartwrenchingly true love quotes to get you through it.
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"Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness." ― Steve Maraboli
"It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you've known forever don't see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on." ― Nicholas Sparks
"Sometimes the hardest part isn't letting go, but rather, learning to start over." ― Nicole Sobon
"It is our wounds that create in us a desire to reach for miracles. The fulfillment of such miracles depends on whether we let our wounds pull us down or lift us up towards our dreams." ― Jocelyn Soriano
"Do the things that you always wanted to, without me there to hold you back, don't think just do." ― Snow Patrol
"The only whole heart is a broken one because it lets the light in." ― David J. Wolpe
"I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person." ― Oscar Wilde
"You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them." ― C. JoyBell C.
"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." ― C.S. Lewis
"As time goes by, we start to see more clearly, and are able to see that it wasn't all bad, and that perhaps just perhaps the breakup was a gift."
― Osayi Osar-Emokpae
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