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25 Break Up Quotes To Help You Move On From The Past

25 Healing Breakup Quotes About Moving On & Getting Over Someone You Love

Figuring out how to let go of the past by moving on and learning how to get over someone you still love is probably one of the hardest things to do.

You might feel like it should be easy, especially if the past brings up a lot of bad memories, but what about all of those times when you had to let go of someone or something important to you? Those times are hard to forget or leave behind.

I’ve always hated when someone has told me to "just" move on or let it go after a breakup. I can shrug most things off, but there are sometimes when moving on from a situation or person isn't going to happen that easily.

Take a bad breakup with someone who you thought was going to be in your life forever, for example — someone you loved with the kind of passion the best love quotes are all about.

If someone told you to just move on and stop worrying about it, would you be so willing or able to do so?

No, probably not. Because you want closure.

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It hurts to say it, but there are some situations where you may never get closure.

And it sucks, but at some point, you do need to move on and stop worrying about what happened in the past because it only brings you more pain to keep these feelings of lost and regret around.

Okay, I know, I know. Telling someone else to move on is so much easier said than done, but let’s think about ways you can put this into action.

When I go through a bad breakup, I like to move on by burning everything that reminds me of them ... Just kidding.

But removing those things that keep you attached to the past does actually help. And if you’re not in the business of getting rid of things, cleaning up can also be cathartic. Deep cleaning your house and your heart can do wonders, trust me.

If all else fails, cry it out, baby. Sometimes, you just need to let it out until it doesn’t hurt anymore.

And even when it feels like you can’t move on no matter what it is that’s keeping you from letting go of the past, just remember that you are strong enough to handle anything life throws your way. I know it sounds cheesy, but it’s true.

If your own thoughts are making it even harder to start looking towards the future, use these healing quotes about moving on after a breakup to get you into a more positive mindset so you can put the past behind you and start thinking about the future.

To help you out, here are the 25 best healing quotes about moving on and learning how to get over a broken heart after of breaking up with someone you love:

1. On finding closure.

"If you really want closure ... at some point, you have to shut the door." — Jacki Wells Wunderlin

2. On accepting that it's over.

"Sometimes, your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows."

3. On healing your wounds.

"To heal a wound, you need to stop touching it."

4. On living for today.

"If you don't leave your past in the past, it will destroy your future. Live for what today has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away."

5. On walking away from those who hurt you.

"The easiest way to teach someone how to treat you is to refuse to give them more opportunities to hurt you. Walk away ..." — R.H. Sin

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6. On accepting what is.

"Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be."

7. On looking for happiness.

"Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it."

8. On making room for what your future will hold.

"If you lost it, it's because you're meant to find something better. Trust, let go, and make room for what's coming." — Mandy Hale

9. On letting go, even when it hurts.

"Sometimes, we have to let go of what's killing us, even if it's killing us to let go."

10. On discovering love.

"The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present."

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11. On starting the next chapter of your life.

"You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one."

12. On looking towards the future.

"Remember, you can't reach what's in front of you until you let go of what's behind you."

13. On life.

"When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can solve the past and no amount of anxiety can change the future."

14. On keeping yourself whole.

"Life is too short to start your day with broken pieces of yesterday, it will definitely destroy your wonderful today and ruin your great tomorrow."

15. On letting go of the past.

"Inhale the future, exhale the past."

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16. On living in the here and now.

"To Do: Live in the moment."

17. On creating the life you want.

"Maybe it's not always about trying to fix something broken. Maybe it's about starting over and creating something better."

18. On letting go of your mistakes.

"Let go of your mistakes and failures. You can't do anything about the past, but you can do something about right now." — Joel Osteen

19. On accepting that the past is gone.

"You can only move on if you accept that it's gone." — The Goddess Rebellion

20. On finding courage.

"One of the happiest moments ever is when you find the courage to let go of what you can't change."

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21. On change.

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." — Socrates

22. On healing with time.

"Time heals nothing unless you move along with it."

23. On starting over.

"Don't be afraid to start over. It’s a brand new opportunity to rebuild what you truly want."

24. On going with the flow of change.

"When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills." — Chinese Proverb

25. On making today beautiful.

"Don't cry over the past, it's gone. Don't stress about the future, it hasn't arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful."

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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh.