14 Rupi Kaur Quotes About Unrequited Love To Help Heal Your Heart

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Love can sometimes leave you feeling empty.

Unrequited love can be a tough obstacle to maneuver. It’s a complicated relationship status that no one appreciates. No wonder Facebook doesn’t have that option, it’s just too heartbreaking.

So, that boy doesn’t HAVE to like you, but in your mind all you can think is: ”I am a catch he SHOULD like me!” Unrequited love can be mysterious and sometimes the victims within will never know how the other really feels.

Sidenote - if you don’t like someone just let them know and end our suffering now. Please.

Unrequited love has two phases: 1.playing hard-to-get and 2. Actually falling for the person.

It can even happen within relationships, which is when things get really sticky.

If you have ever experienced unrequited love you know that it is AGONIZING, to say the least.

Your friends keep reminding you that you don’t deserve how he treats you and to this day you see his posts on Instagram and think “was I not enough?”

Canadian poetess, writer and artist, Rupi Kaur, is here to tell you that you ARE enough. You are more than enough!

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The feminist writer writes in all lowercase and uses periods as the only form of punctuation to pay homage to her punjabi sikh roots by modeling gurmukhi script. She also draws simple line illustrations that will hit you right in the feels as they bring a sense of eloquence and lightness to her words.

Her bio on her website says that “her passion is expression...with themes of femininity, love, loss, trauma, and healing.”


When reading her poetry she became the big sister I never had growing up. She is straight with you but is also wise beyond her years about relationships.

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She reminds you are enough. Makes you believe that love can be good, can hurt, but in the end we will all find healthy love.

In the following Rupi Kaur quotes the poetess gets even, gets mad, gets sad, moves on, and heals through moving and beautifully articulated words that don’t hold back. Enjoy these 14 Rupi Kaur quotes on unrequited love that will heal your heart.

Love is life’s greatest gift, which is why people have a passion for love quotes - and we’ve got you covered. When it comes to saying “I love you”, the truth about marriage, or even finding the perfect love quote for your guy, we have all the cute (or sexy!) quotes you need.

You are ALWAYS enough.
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"if you are broken and they have left you do not question whether you were enough the problem was you were so enough they were not able to carry it" -rupi kaur

Love me or lose me.
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"what's it to me if you love me or miss me or need me when you are doing nothing to be with me if you can't allow me to be the love of your life i will be the loss of your life instead" - rupi kaur

The whispers of someone who was not loved but deserved to be.
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"stay i whispered as you shut the door behind you" - rupi kaur

Realizations of someone who will never return.
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"you are waiting for someone who is not coming back meaning you are not living your life hoping someone will realize they can't live theirs without you but realizations don't work like that"  absence of logic and presence of pain - rupi kaur

The definition of blind love.
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"you treat them as if they have a heart like yours but not everyone can be as soft and as tender as you you don't see the person they are you see the person they have the potential to be you give and give till they have taken everything out of you and leave you empty" -rupi kaur

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"tell them i was the warmest place you knew and that you turned me cold" - rupi kaur

And all I want to do is be among the clouds.
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"like the sky my beloved is everywhere but next to me" - rupi kaur

A mother knows best.
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"when my mother says I deserve better i snap to your defence out of habit he still loves me i shout she looks at me with defeated eyes the way a parent looks at a child when they know this is the type of pain even they can't fix and says it means nothing to me if he loves you if he can't do a single wretched thing about it" - rupi kaur

Learning to forget and let go.
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"you are snakeskin and i keep shedding you somehow my mind is forgetting every exquisite detail of your face the way your fingers used to light fire under my skin is slipping me the letting go has become the forgetting which is the most pleasant or saddest thing to have happened" - rupi kaur

His loss.
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"she was music but he had his ears cut off" - rupi kaur

When the tables have turned.
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"it wasn't you i was kissing -don't be mistaken it was him on my mind your lips were just convenient" - rupi kaur

YOU deserve healthy love.
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"accept that you deserve more than painful love life is moving the healthiest thing for your heart is to move with it" - rupi kaur

Look at your own.
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"do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you" - rupi kaur

Let it go. Let it all go.
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"do not bother holding on to that thing does not want you" you cannot make it stay - rupi kaur