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23 Being Single Quotes To Help You Bounce Back After A Hard Break Up

We’ve all been there. By there, what I really mean is single. And, more than likely all of us have been single — again. It's hard to know how to embrace the single life and all its benefits in the way we want to. 

Maybe our last relationship was a few years ago and we’ve been single longer than we care to admit.

Or maybe we’re one of those people who is rarely single because we’ve been in a relationship for a long time, or find ourselves back in one before we can process the end of the old one.

It doesn't matter how, when, or why we find ourselves single. The point is we are or have been in this situation.

And what's more important about being single is not looking at it or treating it in a negative way.

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You used to have someone around 24/7 who you could go to for anything and everything. Problems and jokes, good night and good morning texts... you became used to the ease and routine of this communication.

You also had a go-to person for all your activities. Needed to run some errands? He came along. Wanted to see that new movie? She was in the seat next to you handing over the popcorn.

You had a hand to hold, a shoulder to lean on, and a mouth to kiss, and now it's gone. Your routine and comfort has been taken from you, and you’re not sure how to feel or react.

Do you even remember how to be single? Do you even know how to function?

It's not impossible to be single once you've been in a relationship. It just takes some getting used to!

Here’s the thing, "single you" and "taken you" shouldn’t be too much different than each other. Besides the obvious of having a significant other, you are the same person you have always been.

You still have friends to see movies with and go to with problems. You still have your own two feet to stand on. You’re not broken. You just need to learn how to be single again.

This starts by focusing on the positives of being single rather than the negatives that for some reason accompany the word.

Sure, it will be hard to avoid the countless couples and mass PDA we come across everyday. But there are certainly things that they’re missing out on.

Like not having to take into consideration what someone else might be in the mood for dinner wise.

Or the fact that you can sleep in your bed all by your self. No confinement, free to roll around and spread out as you please.

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I promise you, being single isn't the worst thing in the world. In fact, you may find you enjoy the single life, if only for a little while. 

Still not too sure how to be single? Struggling to live the single life again after a long relationship?

These quotes about the opportunity and power that comes with being a single woman are perfect for teaching you how to be a strong, single woman again.

If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) ... look no further! From the sweetest love quotes, inspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we've got you covered.

This is an opportunity you should not pass up.

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“Single is an opportunity to live life on your own terms and not apologize.”


Being single has a new, positive, definition.

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“Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means ... deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with.” — Sex and the City


You don't need a knight in shinning armor.

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“She needed a hero, so that’s what she became.”


You are a complete version of yourself without a significant other.

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“Being single is getting over the illusion that there is somebody out there to complete you and taking charge of your own life.” — Omkar Phatakc


It's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the single life for a while.

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“Yes I’m single with no intentions of looking for a guy. This time I’m gonna let him find me.”

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It's a challenge, but you'll always come out stronger.

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“It is good to be lonely, for being alone is not easy. The fact that something is difficult must be one more reason to do it.” — Rilke


The queen herself has spoken.

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“Single and fabulous, exclamation point.”Carrie Bradshaw


And you can sprawl out as much as you want in your bed.

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“I love being single. I can come and go as I please and stay out as late as I want to.” — Eric Dickerson


The only direction to go in life is forwards

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“She promised herself better & never looked back.”


We have to be happy with ourselves before we can share who we are.

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“If we seek paradise outside ourselves, we cannot have paradise in our hearts.” — Thomas Merton

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You now have room to grow.

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“Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted.”


You're brave to do it, but you'll make it through because you're strong.

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“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” — Hermann Hesse


Design the life you desire.

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“Then years from now, make sure you can say that you chose your life, you didn’t settle for it.”


Use this time to do just this.

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“Discover why you’re important, then refuse to settle for anyone who doesn’t completely agree.” Fisher Amelie


There will be no commitment issues when it comes to this relationship!

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“The only thing I’m committed to right now is bettering myself.”

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And there will be absolutely no ghosting.

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“I like being single, I’m always there when I need me.”


A queen does not lose sleep over the opinions of exes, and you are a queen.

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“Don’t be a queen waiting on a king, be a queen busy with her kingdom until her king arrives.”


Who would think this is better than being single?

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“It’s better to have nobody than to have someone who is half there, or doesn’t want to be there.”


You are not weak, you are strong.

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“Being single doesn’t mean you’re weak, it means you’re strong enough to wait for what you deserve.”


Did we mention how strong you are and that you can do this?

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“It takes a strong person to remain single in a world that is accustomed to settling with anything just to say they have something.”

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You will have a happily ever after, no matter what.

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“And the princess lived happily ever after in her own big castle with all of her own money and she took care of herself. The end.”


If you do this, you will never be unhappy!

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“Learn to be happy alone, so you know how to be happy with someone else.”


You will still be happy even when you're single, because it's still a beautiful life.

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