Healing from a breakup requires utilizing all your resources. Sometimes, all you need is a good playlist and a cup of tea. Other times, you need a mantra that you can fall back on when nothing seems to distract you enough from your pain. To help you heal – no matter how your relationship ended – here are my personal favorite words of wisdom from celebrities, family, and myself.
Q: “I’m 29 and single…should I be worried?” A: “About ISIS, yeah. Not about that.” -Tina Fey
“If you can love the wrong person that much, imagine how much you can love the right one.” -Unknown
“You are not a terrible person for wanting to break up with someone you love. You don’t need a reason to leave. Wanting to leave is enough. Leaving doesn’t mean you’re incapable of real love or that you’ll never love anyone else again. It doesn’t mean you’re morally bankrupt or psychologically demented or a nymphomaniac. It means you wish to change the terms of one particular relationship. That’s all. Be brave enough to break your own heart.” –Cheryl Strayed
“Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room.” –Cheryl Strayed
“It was good. It was fun. It was real. But it’s over. Smile and move-on.” -Me
“We’re all on our own journeys that may connect so we might teach and grow from one another. Saying goodbye just means someone’s role in your journey has been fulfilled.” -Also me, but with inspiration from the universe
“We must be our own before we can be another’s.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Don’t get married before you’re 30.” -Every strong, wise, and genuinely happy woman (over 30) I have ever met
Do you have words of wisdom that have helped you move on from heartbreak? Share in the comments!