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From Broken to Strong: Empowering Quotes for Healing After Heartbreak

Feelings of heartbreak is can be one of the most difficult emotional pains one can ever go through.  The first things that come to mind are intense pain, sorrow, and a deep sense of loss. 

Common effects early on include feelings of sadness, anxiety, a sense of emptiness, disrupted sleep patterns, loss of appetite, and difficulty concentrating.

Navigating heartbreak is crucial because it can have profound and lasting effects on a person’s mental and emotional well-being. If not addressed, it may lead to prolonged depression, decreased self-esteem, and hindered personal growth. 

Here are some insightful quotes to help you understand why each of these tips for navigating heartbreak is essential to your personal growth. 

But before that, let’s talk about things which are a bad idea after a heartbreak

Suppressing Your Emotions:

“When negative feelings are suppressed positive feelings become suppressed as well, and love dies.” 

– John Gray

Isolating Yourself:

“There is a difference between solitude and isolation. One is connected and one isn’t. Solitude replenishes, isolation diminishes. 

– Henry Cloud

Stalking your ex:

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” 

– Alexander Graham Bell


Seeking Revenge:

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

Turning to Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms:

“One bad habit often spoils a dozen good ones.” 

– Napoleon Hill

Jumping into a Rebound Relationship:

“The best way to heal a broken heart is to give God all the pieces.” 

– Unknown

Blaming Yourself:

“Stop blaming yourself for things that are out of your control, and focus on what you can do to make things better.” 

– Unknown

Rushing the Healing Process:

“Don’t rush your healing, don’t pretend to be okay when you’re not and don’t apologise for being broken.” 

– Unknown

Ignoring Self-Care:

“Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.” 

– Katie Reed

Suppressing Memories:

“Feel the feeling but don’t become the emotion. Witness it. Allow it. Release it.” 

– Unknown

Trying to deal with it alone:

“Sometimes, I feel like the mask I’m wearing is even heavier than the suffering I’m carrying. It’s exhausting to always pretend to be OK.” 

– Unknown 

Comparing Yourself to Others:

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” 

– Theodore Roosevelt

On the bright side, here are ways to navigate it

Allow Yourself to Grieve:

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” 

– Vicki Harrison

Lean on Support:

“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” 

– John Green

Practice Self-Care:

“Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” 

– Eleanor Brownn

Limit Contact:

“Distancing yourself from people who hurt you does not mean you hate them. It means you respect yourself. Not everyone is meant to stay.” 

– Unknown


“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” 

– Anne Frank

Seek Professional Help:

“Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help” 

– Pope Paul VI

Set Boundaries:

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” 

– Oprah Winfrey

Focus on Yourself:

“Focus on yourself. Don’t get lost in other people.” 

– Unknown 

Mindfulness and Meditation:

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” 

– Jon Kabat-Zinn

Time and Patience:

“Time heals almost everything. Give time time.” 

– Regina Brett


“Forgiveness doesn’t excuse their behavior. Forgiveness prevents their behavior from destroying your heart.” 

– Trisha Davis

Socialize and Reconnect:

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'” 

– C.S. Lewis

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