Heal your heartbreak.
There is absolutely nothing worse than letting go of love when your heart is breaking. Nothing.
That’s why there are countless articles written every day by experts who offer you tips on on how to get over someone you love or heal your broken heart after a devastating breakup.
They offer all kinds of great advice about how to move on, jump back into dating, and find true love … but sometimes what you really need isn’t advice exactly, but words of wisdom and inspirational, uplifting quotes from others who’ve been there and can relate to how you are feeling in this moment of deep, deep pain.
I know because I counsel women in this position every day, supporting them through those tumultuous time when they’re learning how to get over a guy and deal with the lingering after-effects of their breakups and divorces.
So instead of writing yet another article with on the subject, I decided to share some of the wisest words I’ve heard or read that have brought many women I know the most comfort.
Learning from the experiences of others who have been through a heartbreak like yours is one of the best ways to heal your own intense emotional wounds.
As author Elizabeth Gilbert wrote in her book, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia:
“When you are standing in a forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope.”
So, without further ado, here are the 23 most inspirational and uplifting quotes to help you heal your broken heart and move on.
1. You never forget your broken heart.
“How can you forget the day your heart is broken? The funny thing about a broken heart is that it’s not fatal. Though you wish in vain that it were, life continues on and you have no choice but to continue on with it. You take the hand that fate has dealt you and you press forward because there is nothing else that can be done.” — Tracy Winegar
2. Each heartbreak opens a new door.
“Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.” —Patti Roberts
3. Don’t waste time.
“When it comes to love and loss, acceptance is never easy. We can’t make someone see all we have to give, make them love us, or make them change. All we can do is move on and stop wasting time.” — April Mae Monterrosa
4. Healing is different for everyone.
“You ask everybody you know: How long does it usually take to get over it? There are many formulas. One year for every year you dated. Two years for every year you dated. It’s just a matter of willpower: The day you decide it’s over, it’s over.” — Junot Díaz
5. You can’t make someone love you.
“However much you wanted someone to want you, there was nothing you could do to make it happen. Whatever you did for them, whatever you gave them, whatever you let them take, it could never be enough. Never enough to be sure. Never enough to satisfy them. Never enough to stop them walking away. Never enough to make them love you.” — Manna Francis
6. Don’t let it tear you apart.
“It is a dull sensation, your heart breaking, like the sound of a pebble dropping on the sand. Not a shattering, not a tearing apart, there is nothing shrill or grandiose about the sensation. It is merely an internal realization that something treasured you never knew you had is leaving forever.” — Samantha Bruce-Benjamin
7. Letting go of someone you love takes time.
“With time the pain eases, the body recovers and the brain figures out new ways to go on.” — Federico Chini
8. You will be okay.
“I know my heart will never be the same but I’m telling myself I’ll be okay.” — Sara Evans
9. You will be happy again.
“I’m really a very happy, contented little person in spite of my broken heart.” — L.M. Montgomery
10. Let it free you.
“Two words. Three vowels. Four consonants. Seven letters. It can either cut you open to the core and leave you in ungodly pain or it can free your soul and lift a tremendous weight off your shoulders. The phrase is: It’s over.” — Maggi Richard
11. Close the book of your heartbreak.
“There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book, or simply close it.” — Shannon L. Alder
12. Your heart knows what’s best for you.
“The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie.” — Shannon L. Alder
13. Put yourself first.
“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” — Mark Twain
14. Don’t stop believing in love.
“It is only with true love and compassion that we can begin to mend what is broken in the world. It is these two blessed things that can begin to heal all broken hearts.” — Steve Maraboli
15. You will both move on.
“The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.” — Faraaz Kazi
16. They are not for you.
“I mean, I am no love expert, but I’m pretty sure that the dude making you cry every day isn’t your soulmate.” — Anonymous
17. Heartbreak is normal.
“Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t.” — Stephen King
18. It’s okay to cry.
“I’m not crying because of you; you’re not worth it. I’m crying because my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are.” — Steve Maraboli
19. You were saved from the wrong person.
“A heartbreak is a blessing from God. It’s just his way of letting you realize he saved you from the wrong one.” — Anonymous
20. Give your heart time to heal.
“Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows.” — Anonymous
21. Always choose to love again
“It takes a strong heart to love, but it takes an even stronger heart to continue to love after it’s been hurt.” — Anonymous
22. Love yourself.
“If they keep hurting you, love them and stay or love yourself and leave.” — Anonymous
23. Know things will get better.
Letting go when you love someone is something that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy because the pain is truly like none other.
But, in the words of author Coco Ginger on getting over an ex, “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 what you felt sure was true love, know that this love will not be your last.
In truth, letting go of this one opens the door for you to allow a new, better love to come into your life.
Mitzi Bockmann is a NYC based Certified Life Coach and mental health advocate who works exclusively with women to help them become all that they want to be in this crazy world in which we live. Follow her on Facebook for more life and relationship advice.
This article was originally published at Let Your Dreams Begin. Reprinted with permission from the author.