When you’re nursing a heartbreak, you need the right words to let go.
As a love and relationship coach, I’ve read and taken to heart many love quotes about letting go and moving on after a breakup.
I’ve written countless articles about getting over a breakup and how to get over someone you love. I counsel women every day and support them through this tumultuous time of heartbreak in their lives.
I truly believe that sharing in the experience of others with a broken heart is one of the best ways for us to let go, move on, and heal.
Every day thousands of people like you have their hearts broken. And, every day, broken hearts are healed and life goes on. Hearing the words of others, and listening to their stories, can help you let go of love and move forward in life after a heartbreaking breakup.
Sometimes, looking through love and relationship quotes can make us feel worse after a breakup. However, finding a few breakup quotes about moving on can help heal the pain.
With that, here are 21 love quotes about moving on and letting go when you have a broken heart.
1. Love takes effort
“Every time I think about you, I have to remind myself that if you wanted to talk to me, you would.” — Anonymous
2. You have to do it for yourself
“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” — Deborah Reber
3. They shape who you are
“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” — Steve Maraboli
4. You will feel lighter
“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” — Roy T. Bennett
5. You are worth so much more
“Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.” — Mandy Hale
6. You are not a prisoner of the past
“Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach
7. They belong to your past
“The truth was, he now belonged only to my past, and it was time I begin to accept it, as much as it hurt to do so.” — Tammara Webber
8. You can’t lose yourself
“I loved with every inch of my being, but I realized one day if loving him meant losing me then loving him was not enough any anymore.” — Nikki Rowe
9. Leaving will only get harder
“The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving.” — Elizabeth Gilbert
10. Do it for your future
“Holding on is believing that there’s a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” — Daphne Rose Kingma
11. Leaving doesn’t mean you stop loving
“I think that you never fall out of love with somebody; you just let go and move on.” — Ashley Rickards
12. They will move on, too
“The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.” — Faraaz Kazi
13. Understand why you’re doing it
“You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.” — Guy Finley
14. You don’t have to stop caring
“Letting go does not mean you stop caring. It means you stop trying to force others to.” — Mandy Hale
15. It frees you
“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” — Bruce Lee
16. There is still tomorrow
“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” — Lyndon B. Johnson
17. You can power through it
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill
18. You can start over
“Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.” — Nicole Sobon
19. Take a step back
“Sometimes you have to take a step back to move forward.” — Erika Taylor
20. Don’t hurt yourself anymore
“It hurts to let go, but sometimes it hurts more to hold on.” — Anonymous
21. You will move on
“Cry me a river, build a bridge, and get over it.” — Justin Timberlake
Learning how to let go of love is something that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy because the pain is truly like none other.
But these broken heart quotes about letting go can really help when you need them the most.
In the words of author Coco Ginger, “When we are in love, we are convinced nobody else will do. But as time goes, others do do, and often do do, much much better.”
If you are letting go of love, know that this is not your last love but that letting go of this one opens the door for a new and better love to come into your life.
Mitzi Bockmann is a NYC based Certified Life Coach and mental health advocate. Her writing has been published on The Huffington Post, Prevention, Psych Central, Pop Sugar, MSN and The Good Man Project, among others. She works with all kinds of people to help them to be all that they want to be in this crazy world in which we live. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org and get started. You can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
This article was originally published at Let Your Dreams Begin. Reprinted with permission from the author.