10 Sad Breakup Quotes For When You Want To Wallow

Anyone who has ever been through a breakup realizes how painful it can be. Despite the advice of your friends and loved ones, you simply refuse to just ‘let go.‘ Although it’s never a good idea to wallow in misery for long, people going through a breakup deserve a bit of time to wash themselves in their pain. These 10 sad breakup quotes reflect that sentiment totally. Once the wallowing is over, it will be time to pickup the pieces so you can move on to greener pastures. Although a breakup is destruction, new forms of love will emerge. Although you might not believe it when you’re going through it, time really does heal all wounds – especially those of the heart. Feel free to share this post and these images!

The Heart Was Made To Be Broken

Oscar Wilde makes a point with this succinct quote. Hearts are made to be broken. Hearts are therefore also made to mend. Anyone can recover from a broken heart, although it may seem difficult at first. However, new people enter your life and new passions emerge. Everyone gets a chance to move on, even if they’re enjoying hanging onto the hurt a bit. It might be worth realizing how much another can hurt you, otherwise it could happen again and again.

After all we’ve been through, you made it look so easy to walk away from us.


When someone dumps us, it may seem like it was very easy for them. Maybe it even was. The truth hurts that they don’t care anymore. Maybe they never cared at all? It’s totally natural to have questions like this run through mind. It happens to everyone. At some point, though, it doesn’t really matter what caused the split. What’s important now is to realize that someone else much better than them for you exists! With billions of people in the world, there isn’t really ‘just one‘ person who can make you happy.

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.

Love involves trust, and often, betrayal. In order to fully love anyone, we take a huge risk. We place our hearts in their hands. When they abuse our trust and hurt us, obviously we’re vulnerable and end up feeling very down. This is a risk for anyone, no matter how long they’ve been in a relationship. The good news is, not everyone will abuse that trust. When the right person comes along, your love will be rewarded.

I gave you my heart and you crushed it without a care in the world.

When someone dumps you it feels like the other person couldn’t care less. Maybe they spend days agonizing over the decision. Perhaps it was even the hardest choice they ever made. It won’t feel like that to anyone on the receiving end of a split. For the ‘dumpee’ it feels like they mercilessly crushed your heart and moved on to greener pastures. At some point, you’ll need to use that feeling to realize this person was completely wrong for you! If someone is that careless about your emotions, they clearly were not meant to be your lover. Good riddance!

The hardest part of dreaming about someone you love is having to wake up.

This somewhat cynical quote speaks to the issue of what you once thought was a dream relationship. You dreamed of a future together with the person. You spend time dreaming about them when they weren’t with you. Then one day facts came in that made you realize it all had been a dream. Your fantasy has been crushed and has now been replaced by the stark reality than this person was not what you thought and will not be a part of your life moving forward. That’s okay. It pays to keep dreaming of better days and a better partner. One day they’ll show up.

Every time I think of you, I have to remind myself that if you wanted to talk to me, you would.

This simple quote reflects reality. If you’re wallowing in misery about someone who left you, you’re probably on your own. Chances are good they’re off enjoying their ‘new life‘ without you and are not spending their time feeling sad about not seeing you. If they were, surely they would get in touch?

A break up is like a broken mirror. Sometimes it’s better to leave it alone than to hurt yourself trying to fix it.

Relationships don’t normally end because things were good. When you’re in a committed love relationship with someone and both parties are working hard at making a go of it, real bad breakups usually don’t happen. Generally broken relationships are broken for a reason. Accept the fact of your incompatibility and move on. The more time spent trying to ‘fix‘ things could be better spent trying to find someone who is actually good for you.

And sometimes your heart takes you to places that can never lead to a happy ending.

Sometimes you just fall for the wrong person. It happens all day every day. People start off in relationships that are doomed to failure from the very beginning. Love is irrational. It can take anyone to places that aren’t right. That’s why it’s important to protect yourself. It pays to be somewhat guarded and realistic when a relationship is starting. There’s no way to guarantee you won’t be hurt, but you can limit the amount of hurt you have to experience.

Nothing hurts more than realizing they meant everything to you, and you meant nothing to them.

This last poignant quote speaks to the true core issue of a breakup. If they loved you like you loved them, the split would not have happened. That means they really didn’t love you at all. Or if they did, it wasn’t enough for them to continue on. In some cases, you literally did mean nothing to them! Anyone who has ever been dumped via a text message has felt this way. How could someone dismiss you so easily if you were important to them? Accept the fact that this person was not the right one for you! Anyone who is willing to disregard your feelings so casually is no good for you. Hold out and find someone better.

Thanks for stopping by! Good luck with your relationship.


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