101 Sad Relationship Quotes To Help You Cope With Heartache

Written by Harini Natarajan

Breakups are tough to deal with. Losing a loved one or conflict and disappointment in relationships can make you intensely sad. However, we need to remind ourselves that sadness and pain are inevitable in matters of the heart, and everyone has experienced this emotion – so you are not alone. Check out our list of the 101 sad relationship quotes that will help you cope with the heartache.

Sad Long-Distance Relationship Quotes

Sad Long-Distance Relationship Quotes

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  • “It’s the love that goes through the hardest trials and survives that’s worth having.” – Katie Ashley
  • “Missing someone special to you bring tears to your eyes, but remembering all the good times you had brings a smile to your face.” – Nishan Panwar
  • “I just wanted to tell you that I understand if you go. It’s okay if you have to leave us. It’s okay if you want to stop fighting.” – Gayle Forman
  • “Just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean I don’t love you.” – Cecily von Ziegesar
  • “There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you.” – Ashleigh Brilliant
  • “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
  • “The worst feeling is not being lonely. It’s when someone makes you feel special, then suddenly leaves you and you have to pretend you don’t mind at all.” – Nishan Panwar
  • “I wore your promise on my finger for one year. I’ll wear your name on my heart till I die. Because you were my boy, you were my only boy forever.” – Coco J. Ginger
  • “If we must part forever, Give me but one kind word to think upon, And please myself with, while my heart’s breaking.” – Thomas Otway
  • “I felt her absence. it was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. you wouldn’t need to run to the mirror to know they were gone.” – James Dashner
  • “I miss the time when you just wanted to spend every second of your life with me.” – Anonymous
  • “Nothing is worse than when someone who’s supposed to love you just leaves.” – Ava Dellaira
  • “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” – Stephen Chbosky
    Sometimes, good things fall apart for better things to happen. Try to accept what life has taken away, let go of the person who broke your heart, and have faith in what will come together next.

Sad Breakup Quotes

Sad Breakup Quotes

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  • “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
  • “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.” – Faraaz Kazi
  • “Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard.” – David Levithan
  • “It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” – Ella Harper
  • “Tears are words the mouth can’t say nor can the heart bear.” – Joshua Wisenbaker
  • “You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.” – Johnny Depp
  • “Losing someone hurts but if you truly love them you should let them go, one day you’ll be reunited.” – Anonymous
  • “I’d rather love a million times and have my heart broken every time, than hold a permanently empty heart forever.” – H.C. Paye
  • Love is not always pink or sweet like honey. Yes, love can become sorrowful, too. And for those moments of sadness, here are a few quotes and phrases to help heal your broken heart.

Sad Love Quotes

Sad Love Quotes

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  • “When you think your first falling in love, just then you realize you’re falling out of love.” – David Grayson
  • “And in the end, I said you would love me. We’re in the end and there’s only one of us here.” – Dominic Riccitello
  • “My mistake was making you a priority when I was your second choice.” – Anonymous
  • “Hearts are breakable. Even when you heal, you’re never what you were before.” – Cassandra Clare
  • “Love is never supposed to hurt. Love is supposed to heal, to be your haven from misery, to make living worthwhile.” – Mia Asher
  • “I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?” – Faraaz Kazi
  • “You make me feel like a firefly. Trapped in a belljar; starved for love.” – Ayushee Ghoshal
  • “It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.” – Miguel de Unamuno
  • “The sweetest part of being a couple is sharing your life with someone else. But my life, evidently, had not been good enough to share.” – Charlaine Harris
  • “Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares.” – Aman Jassal
  • “The worst feeling in the world is when you can’t love anyone else because your heart still belongs to the one who broke it.” – Anonymous
  • “I cannot eat, I cannot drink; the pleasures of youth and love are fled away: there was a good time once, but now that is gone, and life is no longer life.” – Plato
  • “Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are.”– Mark Haddon
  • “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Richard Puz
  • “Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the stars.” – Violeta Parra
  • “Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.” – C.S Lewis
  • “We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Never lie to someone who trusts you, and never trust someone who lies to you.” – Anonymous
  • “Relationships fail because people take their own insecurities and try and twist them into their partner’s flaws.” – Baylor Barbee
  • “I know my heart will never be the same but I’m telling myself I’ll be okay.” – Sara Evans
  • “The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.” – Carroll Bryant
  • “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.” – Khalil Gibran
  • “Sadness is also a kind of defence.” – Ivo Andric
  • “When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell
  • “Rather than crying and craving for those who left our path during dark moments of our life, lets spend some time to thank them who stood and helped us to pass those dark paths.” – Nehali Lalwani
  • “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” – José N. Harris
  • “Tears are words that need to be written.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Percy let me go, she croaked. You can’t pull me up. Never” – Rick Riordan
  • “Who would have listened to his tales of woe when his love was the flickering lamp over his own decaying tomb?” – Faraaz Kazi
  • “You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.” – Henny Youngman
  • “You meet everyone twice in this life, when they come and when they go.” – C.C Aurel
  • “Just let me keep the last piece of my heart before you tear it all apart.” – Lykke Li
  • “Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” – Jean de La Fontaine
  • “It’s sad to know I’m done. But looking back, I’ve got a lot of great memories.” – Bonnie Blair
  • “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  • “I wish I could give you my pain just for one moment so you can understand how much you hurt me.” – Mohsen El-guindy
  • “A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.” – Queen Victoria
  • “It hurts to leave a light on for nobody.” – Graham Foust
  • “As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong.” – Tabitha Suzuma
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  • “It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” – Henry Rollins
  • “Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” – Paramahansa Yogananda
  • “Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.” – Mattie Stepanek
  • “Last night I took all my sorrows, writing on the wall of the room, just then I kept sleeping and the wall kept crying.” – Anonymous
  • “He taught me how to love, but not how to stop.” – Anonymous
  • “How could an Angel break my heart? Why didn’t he catch my falling star? I wish I didn’t wish so hard. Maybe I wished our love apart.” – Tony Braxton
  • “You ruin your love because you don’t think you deserve anything good.” – Warsan Shire
  • “The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” – Carl Jung
  • “Since I can’t be with you right now I will have to be content just dreaming about when we will be together again.” – Susan Polis Schutz
  • “People love each other for many reasons, not all of them good […]. They love each other because it’s easy. Or because they’re used to it. Or because they’ve given up. Or because they’re scared.” – Nathan Hill
  • “He was acting like our kiss had broken him, and his reaction was breaking me.” – Shannon A. Thompson
  • “Love lies in those unsent drafts in your mailbox. Sometimes you wonder whether things would have been different if you’d clicked ‘Send’.” – Faraaz Kazi
  • “Part of me aches at the thought of her being so close yet so untouchable.” – Nicholas Sparks
  • “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.” – Anais Nin
  • “It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.” – Samuel Butler
  • “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” – Jim Rohn
  • “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kahlil Gibran
  • “There is a time for departure, even when there’s no certain place to go.” – Tennessee Williams
  • “Our greatest joy and our greatest pain come in our relationships with others.” – Stephen R. Covey
  • “The heart was made to be broken.” – Oscar Wilde
  • “A broken heart is just the growing pains necessary so that you can love more completely when the real thing comes along.” – J.S.B. Morse
  • “The clouds wept when my heart sang a song of sorrow.” – Sonya Watson
  • “Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart.” – Christina Westover
  • “Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.” – Mandy Hale
  • “The way to my heart was shattered when you left me, but I was glad because your memories were invulnerable, locked inside my heart.” – Anmol Rawat
  • “It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise.” – Sara Teasdale
  • “I understand that if you have never suffered a broken heart, then you have never really known what it is to truly be alive.” – Patti Roberts
  • “First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.” – Alyssa Milano
  • “You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun. It just happens.” – Kirsten Dunst
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  • “Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.” – Charlie Brown
  • “The worst feeling in the world is knowing you’ve done everything you can to show someone you love them, and yet they still choose someone else over you.” – Bernajoy Vaal
  • “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” – E.A. Bucchianeri
  • “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” – Jonathan Safran Foer
  • It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses. – George Eliot
  • “The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.” – Bob Marley
  • “I’ll love you even when I can’t, I’ll love you even when I shouldn’t” – Colleen Hoover
  • “Sometimes you don’t realize how much you care for someone until they stop caring for you.” – Anonymous
  • “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” – Jim Rohn
  • “There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.” – La Rochefoucauld
  • “Hearts are not had as a gift, But hearts are earned…” – William Butler Yeats

These sad relationship quotes will make you realize that you are not alone. With time, your broken heart will heal. Try to put efforts in people who deserve you and move forward. Life will reward you with happiness once again. Read our compilation of the heartbreak quotes whenever you feel low – it will help you feel better and vent out your emotions.

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As Chief Editor, Harini sets the tone and editorial direction for StyleCraze to deliver engaging, interesting, and authentic content revolving around women's health, wellness, and beauty. She has over 14 years of experience in content writing and editing for online media. She specializes in the areas of Beauty, Lifestyle, and Health & Wellness and is proficient in Medical Sciences (Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Biochemistry). Her background in Biomedical Engineering helps her decode and interpret the finer nuances of scientific research for her team. Harini is a certified bibliophile and a closet poet. She also loves dancing and traveling to offbeat destinations.