221 “Love Hurts” Quotes To Help You Cope With Heartache

Unrequited love, breakups, or simply heartache – these heartfelt words may help you heal.

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Sometimes, there is no greater pain than the one you get from the person closest to you. Be it a breakup or being hurt by someone you least expect it from, there is only so much a heart can take. If you are hurt and experiencing grief, you can resonate with these ‘love hurts’ quotes listed below. Grab a box of tissues and get ready to nod along as you read these heart-wrenching quotes. Scroll down!

Hurting Someone You Love Quotes

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  1. “There are a thousand ways to hurt someone you love that have nothing to do with physical violence.” – Laurell K. Hamilton
  2. “You will never know the power of yourself until someone hurts you badly.” – Unknown
  3. “It may hurt to let go, but sometimes it hurts more to hold on.” – Unknown
  4. “Just because I am strong enough to bear the pain, does not mean I deserve it!” – Unknown
  5. “Nothing hurts more than realizing he meant everything to you, and you meant nothing to him.” – Unknown
  6. “Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley
  7. “The least and weakest man can do some hurt.” – Cambodian Proverb
  8. “There is no greater pain in realizing that you are hurting someone you love under unavoidable circumstances.” – Unknown
  9. “If you make a choice that intentionally hurts someone that you love, then you probably don’t know what love is.” – Unknown
  10. “Think before you speak, your words could hurt someone’s feeling more than you intended it to.” – Justin Beiber
  11. “Doing what’s right isn’t supposed to hurt someone you care about.” – Unknown
  12. “I’m sorry to all the people I hurt while I was hurting.” – Unknown
  13. “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” – Unknown
  14. “I will make mistakes, after all I am not perfect, but I will do my best to make them up to you. I would never hurt you intentionally. I would not give up on you, so I hope you don’t give up on me.” – Unknown
  15. “Never hurt someone by purpose just because they hurt you by accident.” – Unknown
  16. “The ability to hurt someone is usually in direct proportion to how much that person cares about you.” – Unknown
  17. “It hurts to love. It’s like giving yourself to be flayed and knowing that at any moment the other person may just walk off with your skin.” – Susan Sontag
  18. “To hurt someone, you know will forgive you is the unkindest thing of all.” – Unknown
  19. “It’s tempting to imagine how we could hurt someone close, because it reminds us how fiercely we love them.” – Unknown
  20. “Don’t be afraid to tell the truth. It’s better to hurt someone by truth than to make them happy by lies.” – Unknown
  21. “Real love amounts to withholding the truth, even when you’re offered the perfect opportunity to hurt someone’s feelings.” – Unknown
  22. “When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.” – Unknown
  23. “Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.” – George R. R. Martin
  24. “There are a million ways to lose someone you love.” – Tammara Webber
  25. “A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.” – Oscar Wilde
  26. “Why does loving somebody mean you have to hurt them as much?” – Haruki Murakami
  27. “I love you forever. I am sorry I cannot love you now.” – Nick Harkaway
  28. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” – Laurell K. Hamilton
  29. “One is never wounded by the love one gives, only by the love one expects.” – Marty Rubin
  30. “I still love you but I don’t want you back.” – Garima Soni
  31. “I have hurt people. It was unintentional, but nevertheless, there was damage done.” – John Rocker
  32. “I wanted to punch him and understand him at the same time.” ― Shannon A. Thompson
  33. “Every hour wounds. The last one kills.” – Neil Gaiman
  34. “There is just so much hurt, disappointment, and oppression one can take… the line between reason and madness grows thinner.” – Rosa Parks
  35. “You’ll live and get hurt.” – Ray Bradbury
  36. “What do you do when the one person you want comfort from the most is the one who caused your pain? How can I want so desperately for him to wrap me up in his arms but also want so much for him to leave me alone.” – Amanda Grac
  37. “The end of love looks like the beginning of war.” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana
  38. “Let’s just have each other to patronize.” – Sijdah Hussain
  39. “You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.” – Nicholas Sparks
  40. “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Khalil Gibran
  41. “To hurt someone you love unintentionally and to be able to do nothing about it, feels terrible.” – Anuradha Pandey

Check out the next sections for emotional and sad love hurts quotes to help you cope with a breakup, unrequited feelings, and heartache. You are enough, and you have all the good things you ever wanted. So, read on to seek solace.

Being Hurt By Someone You Love Quotes

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  1. “No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.” – Faraaz Kazi
  2. “There are times you feel full of hate and bitterness towards others for no reason. It shows you have been hurt. You have to let it go.” – Unknown
  3. “Don’t ask why someone keeps hurting you. Ask yourself why you’re allowing them.” – Unknown
  4. “What hurts us is what heals us.” – Paulo Coelho
  5. “What do you do when the one person you want comfort from the most is the one who caused your pain? How can I want so desperately for him to wrap me up in his arms but also want so much for him to leave me alone?” – Amanda Grace
  6. “With all the smiles you brought me, I never thought that you could cause me so many tears.” – Unknown
  7. “Standing alone is better than standing with people who hurt you.” – Unknown
  8. “You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.” – Lewis B. Smedes
  9. “The way to heal from hurt is not to ignore or act oblivious of the fact that you have been hurt. You should talk about the hurt to heal.” – Unknown
  10. “Don’t waste your time on revenge. Those who hurt you will eventually face their own karma.” – Matareva Pearl
  11. “Isn’t it sad when you get hurt so much that you can finally say “I’m used to it.”” – Unknown
  12. “It is not the pain. It’s who it came from.” – Unknown
  13. “Let it hurt, and then let it go.” – Unknown
  14. “When you have one of the best hearts, it means you can end up being hurt the most. Therefore, you should always protect your good heart.” – Unknown
  15. “I know it hurts now, but I know that this will make me much stronger.” – Unknown
  16. “The stupid might have wanted to help you, but ended up hurting you.” – Arabic proverb
  17. “You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world. But you do have some say in who hurts you.” – John Green
  18. “Do not act as if you care about me, because if you did care, then you would not have done what you did to hurt me.” – Unknown
  19. “The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.” – Carroll Bryant
  20. “When you have been hurt, and you keep quiet, the hurt will only make you turn to the wrong people.” – Unknown
  21. “Do not pretend that you care so much when you had the chance you hurt me.” – Unknown
  22. “If you learn how to forgive the people who hurt you, you will live a pleased life.” – Unknown
  23. “I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart.” – L. Frank Baum
  24. “The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.” – Faraaz Kazi
  25. “The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.” ― Carroll Bryant
  26. “Moving on is tough, specially when you gave too much love.” – Heather Mae Buban
  27. “You gave me pain wrapped in love.” – Krishna Chhetri
  28. “Needing people ended in hurt.” – Delia Owens
  29. “To make one person the center of your world is bound to end in disaster. There are too many factors outside your control.” ― Alexandra Adornetto,
  30. “Love is a lonely pursuit.” – Wyatt B. Pringle
  31. “The pain that comes from loving someone who’s in trouble can be profound.” – Melody Beattie
  32. “A wounded heart needs aloof.” – Toba Beta
  33. “At least I knew all about falling in love. It was the falling out that I couldn’t manage.” – Olive Senior
  34. “Just tell yourself a story that’ll satisfy you and pretend he told it.” – Catherynne M. Valente
  35. “It’s your constant silence that killed my love for you.” – Garima Soni
  36. “Loving anything is bound to the pain of losing it.” – Temi Oh
  37. “That’s the funny thing about old hurts, they just wait for new heartache to come along and then show up, just as sharp and horrible as the first day you woke up with the world changed all around you.” – Lilith Saintcrow
  38. “Can somebody die from heartbreak twice?” – K.K. Edwards
  39. “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
  40. “Love must not suffocate but breathe on its own.” ― Soraya Naomi
  41. “Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.” – Cassandra Clare
  42. “One day you’re going to remember me and how much I loved you… then you’re gonna hate yourself for letting me go.” – Aubrey Drake Graham
  43. “When someone stabs you it’s not your fault that you feel pain.” – Louise Penny
  44. “If only for a moment. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary person you loved.” – James Hilton
  45. “A broken heart can be as lethal as a bullet to the brain.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman
  46. “I’m broken, and no one can fix it. I’ve tried. I’m still trying. I can’t love anyone because it’s not fair to anyone who loves me back.” – Jennifer Niven

Deep Love Hurts Quotes

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  1. “I thought I lost you, but you were never really there. Maybe that should make it hurt less, but it doesn’t.” – Unknown
  2. “When the person you love can’t see your love for them beneath the painful things you say when they reject you, remember this: Love is blind.” – Shannon L. Alder
  3. “That feeling you get in your stomach when your heart’s broken. It’s like all the butterflies just died.” –
  4. “That old saying, how you always hurt the one you love, well, it works both ways.” – Chuck Palahniuk
  5. “If they keep hurting you, love them and stay or love yourself and leave.” – Unknown
  6. “When someone you dearly love decides to walk away, you feel your world has crumbled. You cannot bear the hurt. The love ceases to exist.” – Unknown
  7. “Because nothing makes me happier and nothing makes me sadder than you.” – Unknown
  8. “Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.” – Unknown
  9. “It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.” – Unknown
  10. “The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.” – Nicholas Sparks
  11. “Among my stillness was a pounding heart.” – Shannon A. Thompson
  12. “We fell into a well called love, and only you were able to get out.” – Unknown
  13. “Everybody can see a laughing face but nobody can see a broken heart.” – Unknown
  14. “If someone keeps on hurting you, you have to decide if you want to love them and stay, or you can decide to love yourself and choose to leave.” – Unknown
  15. “You put me through so much hell, and I was blind enough to call it love.” – Unknown
  16. “The more you open up to loving people who don’t deserve to be loved, the more likely you are to be hurt irreparably by their actions.”
  17. “I tried to stay by your side, but you pushed me away instead.” – Unknown
  18. “So, it’s true when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” – Unknown
  19. “Hands that never touch. Lips that never meet. Almost Lovers, never to be.” – Unknown
  20. “All I ever did was love you when we were together. And all you did was hurt me.” – Unknown
  21. “It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” – Unknown
  22. “When you think you’re first falling in love, just then you realize you’re falling out of love.” – Unknown
  23. “We hurt so much because we have lost a part of ourselves. If we have loved much, we must have given much also, and when everything’s over, we feel as though we have lost everything.” – Jocelyn Soriano
  24. “The heart was made to be broken.” – Oscar Wilde
  25. “Only the one you will love will have the ability to hurt you.” – Purvi Mehta
  26. “People either do two things with love. They’re either showing it or they’re crying out for it.” – Edith Mackenzie
  27. “But love is not a joke, it also means sharing someone else’s pain.” – Banana Yoshimoto
  28. “If love was easy, everyone would love it.” – Syed Sharukh
  29. “Love has teeth; they bite; the wounds never close. No word, no combination of words, can close those love bites. It’s the other way around, that’s the joke.” – Stephen King
  30. “My end is a curve of infinite love, a way of suffering while feeling deeply loved.” – Laura Chouette
  31. “We are all vulnerable in love. We are more emotionally naked with those we love and sometimes, inevitably, we hurt each other with careless words or actions.” – Sue Johnson
  32. “Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget.” – Alysha Speer
  33. “Love tends to be swayed at the slightest beckoning, but it also pierces with the sharpest twinge.” – Manisha Saxena
  34. “Love bleeds you dry until the red organ ceases to beat.” – Sonya Watson
  35. “Life is fragile and love is precious, but our world is built around the idea that life is forever and love is expendable.” – Oli Anderson
  36. “That throbbing thing in my chest can hardly be called a heart. It has been wrung out and deformed into something merely functional. Nothing can revive it.” – Anna Jae
  37. “Protecting the heart is almost as painful as giving in to what it wants. I can’t do it anymore.” ― Anuradha Dev
  38. “Love gone wrong hurts so goddamn much, but it’s nothing compared to the pain of repressing its memory.” – Laura Tolomei
  39. “To love someone just the way they are is to love them as if they were dead.” – Syed Buali Gillani
  40. “Suffering is easy, once you have a heart; it becomes unbearable once it is broken.” – Laura Chouette
  41. “Love either makes you a peaceful person or makes you go mad.” – Garima Soni
  42. “The clouds wept when my heart sang a song of sorrow” ― Sonya Watson
  43. “But, when you love someone, it can feel like you’ll never survive the loss of them, and then, somehow, you do.” ― Bizarrestars,
  44. “So here’s my question: When you lose the most important person to you in the entire world, where is all the love – love you never even knew you were capable of – supposed to go?” – Ted Michael
  45. “We sing the glory of love all the time. We never look beneath broken hearts.” ― Bhuwan Thapaliya
  46. “Alas that love, so gentle in his view, should be so tyrannous and rough in proof.” – William Shakespeare
  47. “Love is stupid. All we do is break one another’s heart.” – Holly Black

People you love deeply are the ones who can hurt you the most. So, be prepared to get hurt when you are in love. The following sections will take you through some painful hurt quotes in English about love, anguish, and heartbreak.

Love Hurts Quotes For Him

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  1. “There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you.” – Unknown
  2. “Don’t hurt my feelings anymore. I left you my roses and you gave me your thorns.” – Godwin Delali Adadzie
  3. “We were left with nothing because of a love like acid that ate its way through our entire family.” – Unknown
  4. “I never thought this would happen to me when he said it was over; I felt so weak and hurt.” – Unknown
  5. “You’ve hurt my feelings; you’ve broken my heart. I gave you my time, I gave you my trust but you left me for another.” – Godwin Delali Adadzie
  6. “You lose yourself trying to hold on to someone who doesn’t care about losing you.” – Tablo
  7. “Sometimes even stuff you expect to happen can still hurt.” – Jennifer Brown
  8. “I believed, that you love me, but you broke my heart, And now my soul is bleeding with tears of anguish.” – Unknown
  9. “It hurts the most when the person who made you feel so special yesterday makes you feel so unwanted today.” – Unknown
  10. “I know so many last words. But I will never know hers.” – John Green
  11. “The hardest thing to do is watch the one you love, someone else.” – Unknown
  12. “Sometimes it’s better to push someone away, not because you stopped loving that someone, but because you have to shield yourself from pain.” – Unknown
  13. “Your decision never makes me happy, it makes me sad. How I wish you didn’t turn your back and walked away.” – Unknown
  14. “The hardest thing to do is to forgive someone who is not remorseful about hurting you but forgiving them is for your own sake and not theirs.” – Unknown
  15. “Don’t be scared of a relationship just because you expect it to hurt. It WILL hurt, but that’s okay. It’s going to be worth it.” – Unknown
  16. “When you fully give your heart to someone who doesn’t deserve your heart, chances are they are going to hurt you.” – Unknown
  17. “Trying to forget someone you love is like trying to remember someone you never knew.”
  18. “The pain of one-sided love, of knowing that I had loved her more than she had loved me.” – Sierra Simone
  19. “To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.” – Unknown
  20. “It hurts so much not to have you by my side, not to be around you, not to be with you. You are the pain that I won’t give up.” – Unknown
  21. “She can no longer see my pain in my eyes. I am now wiser to hide them in my smile.” – Unknown
  22. “It is painful to realize that after keeping someone as your priority for so long, you were just on the bottom list of her options.” – Unknown
  23. “She was the only poison I chose to drink.” – Kshanasurya
  24. “Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares.” – Aman Jassal
  25. “Either give me your hand, or end it now, and put us both out of our misery.” – Judith McNaught
  26. “I didn’t want to go down a road I’d already been on. Why was it so hard to turn away from something that was already gone?” – Jacqueline Simon Gunn
  27. “I can never think of you as a friend. You can do without a friend.” – Graham Greene
  28. “What greater loneliness and longing is there than living with someone you once knew so well, and who is now hardly around?” ― Alexandra Chang
  29. “I’ve been burnt, once or twice, when it comes to love. But what’s there to gain when we feel no pain?” – Soroosh Shahrivar
  30. “It’s so easy to take time and people for granted. You believe tomorrow is forever. But nothing could be further from the truth.” ― Skylar Nightingale
  31. “Love is in fact a prison.” ― A.D. Aliwa
  32. “We are perfect, and we are impossible.” ― Kate Stewart,
  33. “We’re like fingers on thorns, honey. We know exactly where it hurts.” ― Rupi Kaur
  34. “Does it break my heart, of course, every moment of every day, into more pieces than my heart was made of.” – Jonathan Safran Foyer
  35. “I was haunted by a painful desire for her, like the thirst of a voyageur in the desert. My feelings burst. Regret panged within me.” – Anoir Ou-Chad
  36. “They say love warms the soul, but it burns it sometimes, too.” ― Jordan Weisman
  37. “Love hurts, if rejected or betrayed. If not at all, then love is all around.” – Toba Beta
  38. “If people were rain I was a drizzle and she was a hurricane.” ― John Green
  39. “I love the way you refuse my love.” – Toba Beta
  40. “Sometimes waiting is the hardest thing of all.” – Luanne Rice

Love Hurts Quotes For Her

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  1. “He knows I’m strong enough to move on. But he also knew I was weak enough to look back.” – Unknown
  2. “Nothing hurts more than realizing he meant everything to you and you meant nothing to him.” – Unknown
  3. “There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So I buried them, and let them hurt me.” – Jonathan Safran Foer
  4. “I can’t love you unless I give you up.” – Edith Wharton
  5. “The end of love looks like the beginning of war.” – Bangambiki Habyarimana
  6. “But I do, and the barbed wire tightens once more, until my heart is strangled and broken.” – A.G. Howard
  7. “There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So I buried them, and let them hurt me.” – Jonathan Safran Foer
  8. “You can’t have heartbreak without love. If your heart was really broken, then at least you know you really loved him.” — Leila Sales
  9. “When a man loves you, don’t take him for granted, try all your best never to hurt him, because if you lost his love, it is gone forever.” – Unknown
  10. “It’s so sad how you were such a big part of my life and now you’re just gone.” – Unknown
  11. “And every time I miss you I’m gonna remember how much you don’t.” – Unknown
  12. “If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay.” – Unknown
  13. “Goodbyes that are never said and never explained hurt you the most.” – Unknown
  14. “Losing him was like having a hole shot straight through me, a painful, constant reminder, an absence I could never fill.” – Unknown
  15. “You cannot be with someone just because you don’t want to hurt him. You have your own happiness to think about.” – Melissa De La Cruz
  16. Never hold on to the people you love. If they love you as much as you love them, they’ll stay with you no matter what. If they don’t, you’d better let them go as soon as possible.
  17. The amount of love you give someone is proportionate to how badly they can hurt you.
  18. “When they grow out of love and walk away, they leave you in a mess. Like pulling out threads from the middle of the fabric.” – Unknown
  19. Loving him so much has become my identity. Now I don’t even know myself.
  20. There will always be a million reasons why he left you, but not a single one is worth the pain.
  21. Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.
  22. “You’re an expert at sorry and keeping the lines blurry.” – Taylor Swift
  23. “The only thing a boyfriend was good for was a shattered heart.” – Becca Fitzpatrick
  24. “When you lose someone, you get used to living day to day without them. But you’ll never get used to the “10 second heartbreak.” That’s the time it takes to wake to full consciousness each day and remember.” – Nina Guilbeau
  25. “Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.” – Mineko Iwasaki
  26. “He was my sweetest fantasy and my bitter reality.” – Luffina Lourduraj
  27. “You did love me,” I whispered. “Just not the same way I loved you.” – Jess Rothenberg
  28. “When he told me he no longer loved me, I fell to my knees.” Sarah Hina
  29. “Sometimes it’s not about your opinion; it’s about what’s right…and knowing the difference.”― Nina Guilbeau
  30. “He jests at scars that never felt a wound.” – William Shakespeare
  31. “The most challenging thing about love is sometimes we love someone who loves someone else.”― Saji Ijiyemi
  32. “You are at once both the quite and the confusion of my heart.” ― Nico J. Genes
  33. “He was changed, burned, branded, destroyed and rebuilt. And he loved it.” – Jess Michaels
  34. “Just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean I don’t love you.” – Cecily von Ziegesar
  35. “I could hang over you with untiring tenderness, though you have me no smile in return; and never weary of gazing into your eyes, though they had no longer a ray of recognition for me.” ― Charlotte Brontë,
  36. “I should have asked for the direction before I drove us both into insanity.”― Aleksandra Weretelnik
  37. “Every night, I laid awake with your memories flooding through my eyes with the hope to be with you when sleep arrived.” – Anmol Rawat
  38. “I wish I were a little girl again because skinned knees are easier to fix than a broken heart.” – Julia Roberts
  39. “The clouds wept when my heart sang a song of sorrow.” – Sonya Watson
  40. “Your love is like frost forming on my heart.” – Dharini Patel
  41. “You were enough, maybe you were too much, maybe he prefers less and you deserve more.” – R.H. Sin
  42. “Nothing he said was going to repair the damaged he caused; they were done.” – Sydney Renee
  43. “She loved him so much that it already hurt. It already felt like he’d broken her heart.” – Holly Black
  44. “He was always right beside me, but we were never in the same place.” – Jacqueline Simon Gunn
  45. “Love keeps the most of ones heart to itself – so it is important to remember oneself while writing to another about it.”― Laura Chouette
  46. “If love is madness, then she was unhinged.” – Bibiana Krall
  47. “I said I would not hurt him. But I never for a moment said he would not suffer pain. You will do the actual tormenting.” – William Goldman

We are wired to offer and receive extraordinary warmth and love. However, loving someone deeply and not being loved enough hurts. From breakup to betrayal, our collection of ‘love hurts’ quotes have everything for everyone. Remember, you are not alone in this. Read the love pain quotes mentioned above to soothe your broken heart and find the courage to fight it.

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Pain in love is inevitable. Sometimes, things may turn out differently, no matter how hard you try to give your best in love. But that doesn’t mean anything is wrong with you. Even if you make mistakes, there is always room for improvement. All you need to do is work towards making your life better instead of letting the pain take a toll on your life.

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Humans are meant to offer and receive love. But the truth is, love and pain are a package deal. Even though it is common and justified, we often do not find the right people to share our pain. We do not want to inconvenience or bore others with our sob story. Thus, these “love hurts” quotes provide us with some much-needed assurance and encourage healing and moving on from the past. It is comforting to know that other people from various walks of life, across space and time, have felt the same heaviness and emotions in their hearts as us. It is good to know that we are not alone. We hope these quotes soothe your heart and give you the courage to go on.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is love a pain?

Love is not painful but challenging. It pushes you out of your comfort zone and demands transformation, which is challenging for many. However, if you feel your relationship is all about pain and misery, there must be some other factors causing them. Because love itself doesn’t hurt – expectations, issues, disagreements, and attachment may hurt.

What do you do when the person you love hurts you?

The first thing to do is assess your safety and understand the nature of the relationship – whether it is healthy or abusive. If it is abusive, reach out to your support system for help. If it is a healthy relationship and you otherwise feel safe with your partner, the first thing to do is to sit with what you are feeling—all the hurt and the pain—without disowning the negative emotions. Express them to the person who has hurt you without resorting to blame. In most cases, that may help resolve the conflict and pain. If that does not help, or resolution is not an option, you can make time for self-care and do the things that help you heal from the hurt and move on.

What hurts the most in love?

Love hurts the most when it leads to heartbreak, rejection, one-sidedness, or betrayal.

Why do I feel hurt in love?

Feeling hurt in love can be caused by various factors, like rejection, unmet needs and desires, cheating, or communication issues.

What is a sad love?

Sad love may be described as a difficult experience that has been painful for you to overcome and is accompanied by grief and loss.

Why does deep love hurt?

Deep love can hurt because it requires you to be vulnerable, show all your flaws and imperfections, and face your traumas and fears, along with the risk of being hurt.

When love feels empty?

Love can feel empty when it has lost its initial spark, if it lacks an emotional connection, or when it’s one-sided.

Key Takeaways

  • Let yourself feel the grief rather than bottling it up. You can try to express your emotions creatively as an outlet.
  • Grief is a part of loving people.
  • Love yourself and make self-care a priority rather than letting yourself be hurt.
  • If you realize that holding on is more painful than the thought of being alone, it is time to let go.
  • Forgive yourself and the one who hurt you to clear resentment and reflect on lessons learned to guide you going forward; therein lies your source of power.

Click on the video below if your heart feels heavy and broken, and find solace in this collection of poignant quotes about love and sadness.

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