Nothing is more painful than going through a break up. When you lose a relationship, you lose more than you even knew you had. Your friend. Your therapist. Your Confidant.
Whether you’re going through a break up, or you know someone who is, these quotes are for you.
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It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.Alfred Lord Tennyson
Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that’s all. You can’t see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it.Mitch Albom
Though lovers be lost love shall not.Dylan Thomas
Often times we say goodbye to the person we love without wanting to. Though that doesn’t mean that we’ve stopped loving them or we’ve stopped to care. Sometimes goodbye is a painful way to say I love you.Unknown
Love is the most beautiful thing to have, hardest thing to earn and most painful thing to lose.Unknown
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.Dorothy Parker
Take it from me: love has all the lasting permanence of a rainbow- beautiful while it’s there, and just as likely to have disappeared by the time you blink.Jodi Picoult
For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are those ‘It might have been.’John Greenleaf Whittier
Sometimes you have to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what’s coming next. Unknown
Don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens. The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.John Steinbeck
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.Henry Ward Beecher
When you left, I lost a part of me.Unknown
You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved, and you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it.Anonymous
You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.Barbara De Angelis
When speaking of lost love, time may heal all wounds, but there will always be scars.Unknown
When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal.Unknown
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.Washington Irving
I know my heart will never be the same. But I’m telling myself I’ll be okay.Sara Evans
Losing someone hurts but if you truly love them you should let them go, one day you’ll be reunited.Unknown
Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.José N. Harris, MI VIDA
When you lose someone who is a part of who you are, time will heal the wound, but no amount of time can erase the scar.Unknown
Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.Eskimo Proverb
The saddest thing about love, Joe, is that not only the love cannot last forever, but even the heartbreak is soon forgotten.William Faulkner
Losing the one you love was really painful especially when it was your fault.Mariejoie Uro
I just like to sing for people who have lost love.Unknown
If you love someone, you must be prepared to set them free.Paulo Coelho, The Winner Stands Alone
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.Mignon McLaughlin
It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.
I know that’s what people say– you’ll get over it. I’d say it, too. But I know it’s not true. Oh, you’ll be happy again, never fear. But you won’t forget. Every time you fall in love it will be because something in the man reminds you of him.Betty Smith