101 Relatable Quotes About Ex Boyfriend / Girlfriend

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Breakups are tough to get through. The person who meant the world to you becomes a stranger in no time. You have to erase all the moments you spend together and make a fresh start. However hard you might try to forget, a random memory could hit you anytime and open up the wounds all over again. In this challenging phase of life, you may need support to help you sail through.

While it is not easy to get over your ex, some quotes can help you. This post has a collection of quotes to deal with the breakup and move on.

101 Relatable Quotes About Ex-Boyfriends / Girlfriends

Read ahead for a comprehensive list of quotes about ex-boyfriend/girlfriend. These relatable quotes will keep your thoughts occupied and help you see the brighter side of things.

  1. All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.” ―Mae West
  1. “You keep waiting for the heaviness to leave you. You keep waiting for the moment you never think about the ex again. It doesn’t come.”―Junot Díaz
  1. She liked him, had liked him, but now all she felt was the faint but real distaste a woman feels for the lover she no longer desires.” ―Aminatta Forna
  1. Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.” ―Mandy Hale
  1. Some people don’t realize what they have until it’s gone, but that does not always mean they are supposed to get it back.” ―Stephan Labossiere
  1. I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back.” ―Zsa Zsa Gabor
  1. “Men who stayed friends with their ex-girlfriends were Feathery Strokers. Especially if they called them their “ex-partner.” ―Marian Keyes
  1. Love more than you loved your ex-girlfriend, if your present girlfriend feels your feeling then you will feel most happiest moment than your ex-gf.”―Sudeb Gharami
  1. Our ex-wifes always harbor secrets about us that make them irresistible. Until, of course, we remember who we are and what we did and why we are not married anymore.” ―Richard Ford
  1. It is so strange to encounter an ex. It’s as if you’re in a foreign film, and what you’re saying face-to-face has nothing to do with the subtitles flowing beneath you. We are so careful not to touch, although once upon a time, I slept plastered to him in your bed, like lichen on a rock. We are two strangers who know every shameful secret, every hidden freckle, every fatal flaw in each other.” ―Abdul’Rauf Hashmi
  1. Drinking coffee with your ex is healthy. It’s good for the soul.” ―Leju Thomas
  1. What did that stupid deserting crap-bag ex-boyfriend, ex-best friend with the most perfect stupid hair do? He DIDN’T delete his crap off the desktop before he fled my life and left me all alone. That’s what he did.” ―James Patterson
  1. This morning, I woke up different. I accepted that life goes on… I might still love you, I might still miss you, but I’m better off without you. So, I’m closing this chapter of hurt because I deserve to be happy. And the only way I’ll reach that is by letting go of toxic people who don’t want to see me grow. Holding on doesn’t make me strong, but letting go does.”―M. Sosa
  1. In what twisted universe would a girl who’s just been dumped still want to be friends with the boy who dumped her?” ―Susane Colasanti
  1. When you get back together with an old boyfriend, it’s pathetic. It’s like having a garage sale and buying your own stuff back.” ―Laura Kightlinger
  1. Some people are very happy despite their ex’s absence; some, because of it.”―Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  1. I DON’T have EX’s! I have Y’s. Like ‘Y the hell did I date you?!’”―Kevin Hart
  1. Love doesn’t leave you. Not all at once. It creeps back in, making you think it can be another way, that it can still be another way, and you have to remind yourself of the reasons that it probably won’t be.” ―Laura Dave
  1. I had a dream that my boyfriend went back to his ex… I woke up and giggled because you don’t pick up a rock after finding a diamond.” ―Starley Ard
  1. There will be times when it seems that it would be best to just call him and see how he’s doing. Don’t deceive yourself, you don’t care about how he’s doing, you’re just craving him, don’t do it. You’ll only hurt yourself.” ―Osayi Osar-Emokpae
  1. One day your kids will ask you “What is love?” And you will look at your spouse and remember your ex.” ―Nitya Prakash
  1. Some ex-lovers you see from time to time, and it’s great to run into them; and some you’d like to run into, but they seem to avoid the stretch of road you’re on when you put your foot down…” ―Bronwyn Angela White
  1. I don’t think much about guys from the past. I’m glad I knew them, but there’s a reason they didn’t make it into my future.” ―Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
  1. He loved me. He loved me, but he doesn’t love me anymore, and it’s not the end of the world.” ―Jennifer Weiner
  1. Every ex that breaks your heart isn’t a bad person. They just don’t feel the same way that you do, and you have to realize that they can’t make themselves love you. Love is one of those things that you feel or don’t feel, and if you don’t feel it there’s nothing you can do about it.” ―Sonya Parker
  1. Whoever said, “Don’t regret what once made you smile.Never went out with my Ex…”―Nitya Prakash
  1. It is possible for your ex, your boyfriend or girlfriend, or your husband or wife, to no longer be your type.” ―Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  1. It may seem as the hardest thing to do…but you have to forget the guy who forgot you.” ―Nicholas Sparks
  1. Finally I see that it’s never been me, just a blanket that keeps you warm. Easily tossed along when something flashier or someone prettier comes along. Your heart I held so carefully, I see, this was all just a game.” ―Coco J. Ginger
  1. I love my ex so much I printed out all his pictures. After all, I need him for target practice. And I just love customized toilet paper and doormats. My only regret is that those items don’t bear his autograph.” ―Natalya Vorobyova
  1. Currently I’m not a crazy ex-girlfriend, but I can’t promise I won’t be one again.” ―Miranda Lambert
  1. When someone loves you, there’s nothing they won’t do for you. When they stop loving you, there’s nothing they will.” ―Matt Dun
  1. An Ex is like an inflamed appendix. It caused u a lot of pain, n after it was removed, u found out that u didn’t need it anyway.”―Nitya Prakash
  1. I don’t write about you because you don’t deserve to be immortalized in my words. I’ll leave you to float around in my mind until forgetfulness comes to take you away.”―J.A. Anum
  1. It rather goes without saying that Katherine drank her coffee black. Katherines do, generally. They like their coffee like their ex-boyfriends: bitter.” ―John Green
  1. Ex-girlfriends are like car wrecks. You shouldn’t want to know the details, but you do.” ―Allison van Diepen
  1. I’m not known for having great relationships with ex-girlfriends, but I’ve been able to continue one with (Gwyneth Paltrow) that’s really valuable.” ―Ben Affleck
  1. I mean. Aren’t we all tormented by past relationships?” ―Alex Rosa
  1. I miss everything about you.. I can’t believe that I still want you. After all the things we’ve been through. I miss everything about you.” ―Colbie Caillat
  1. Exes should never, never go out with or marry other people but should remain celibate to the end of their days in order to provide you with a mental fallback position.” ―Helen Fielding
  1. Threatening a current or former partner isn’t passion, or love, or heartache. It’s violence, it’s abuse and it’s a crime.” ―Miya Yamanouchi
  1. It’s sad, isn’t it? I once thought worlds of you and now you’re just another lesson.” ―Beau Taplin
  1. I always used to say to my ex-girlfriends that I could never take a good photograph of them, because there was too much of an intimacy between us, but actually the real thing is, if there’s a proper intimacy between you… I find it really compelling and exciting – it’s quite good foreplay.” ―Rankin
  1. Just because a relationship ends, it doesn’t mean it’s not worth having.” – Sarah Mlynowski
  1. He counts as an ex because he made me feel dumped even without making me feel loved first.” ―David Levithan
  1. She lost him, but she found herself, and somehow, that was everything.” ―Taylor Swift
  1. I can always get better. A lot of my ex-girlfriends don’t think I’m funny.” ―Dane Cook
  1. Just the way it never rains when you have an umbrella, you’ll never run into people if you look fantastic. But go outside in pajamas, and you’ll run into every ex you have.” ―Tim Gunn
  1. Many a woman was killed by her man whom she stole from his ex.”―Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  1. He will be sorry for the way he treated you, Don’t you worry about that. Focus on your growth and watch his eyes gaze in sorrow as he knows, he was the bastard that made you strong.”―Nikki Rowe
  1. The best revenge you can get on your ex is to move on and let them see you happy with someone that treats you better than they did.”―Sonya Parker
  1. I think my ex-girlfriend has weekly lessons with the devil on how to be more evil. I don’t know what she charges him.” ―Emo Philips
  1. For me, I still have feelings for all of my ex-girlfriends. In different parts of my life, I would miss that person. There’s something that drew me to that person, and I shared something with them.” ―Miles Teller
  1. One of the best times for figuring out who you are & what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up.” ―Mandy Hale
  1.  “Why are old lovers able to become friends? Two reasons. They never truly loved each other, or they love each other still.”―Whitney Otto
  1. Having a date with someone other than your ex-wife after being a married man for more than twenty-five years was an important occasion alright, but wearing a tie she bought with such strong emotional value attached to it was a form of cowardice, a subconscious reluctance to let go.” ―Vann Chow
  1. I have all my ex-girlfriends lumped into one big girlfriend I called M.A.N.D.Y.: My, Another Neurotic Disappointment? Yes.” ―Dana Gould
  1. Relationships are hard. It’s like a full-time job, and we should treat it like one. If your boyfriend or girlfriend wants to leave you, they should give you two weeks’ notice. There should be severance pay, and before they leave you, they should have to find you a temp.” ―Bob Ettinger
  1. If you give up on love because of what your ex did to you you’re letting your ex control  your love life, and stop you from finding the one.” ―Sonya Parker
  1. I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect.” ―Amit Kalantri
  1. I was thinking about the cow thing. About how hanging on to an ex-boyfriend is like chewing your cud until somebody drops a fresh bale of hay in front of you. Or something like that.” ―Dandi Daley Mackall
  1. We are all trying to get over the person who broke our hearts. We are all far from perfect.”―Alex Rosa
  1. Everyone has that one ex that they don’t claim.” ―Nitya Prakash
  1. Love is like a forest, I think as I kill trees by squandering toilet paper while “decorating” my ex-girlfriend’s front yard.” ―Jarod Kintz
  1. If you feel the need to insult your ex or their new lover, you obviously still have feelings for them.” ―Alexis Rose
  1. When your ex says ‘You’ll never find anyone like me’. Say ‘that’s the point’.” ―Drake
  1. “I will always love the false image I had of you.” ―Ashleigh Brilliant
  1. When we are in love, we are convinced nobody else will do. But as time goes, others do do, and often do do, much much better.” ―Jamie Weise
  1. Don’t allow someone not worth it to have the power to occupy your thoughts. If they don’t find you worth the effort or the time, why should you waste yours?” ―Donna Lynn Hope
  1. “…sitting on the sidewalk outside of his workplace like some creepy stalker ex-girlfriend, waiting for him to come out so I can ambush him with love.” ―Cynthia Hand
  1. Blaming the ex for the breakup is like blaming the clothes for not fitting you.” ―Khang Kijarro Nguyen
  1. “Your ex is just a living proof that you can do better. A perfect example of what you shouldn’t want, a motivation to get what you deserve.” ―Ritu Ghatourey
  1. A deceitful man will go as far as to trample all over a woman’s reputation and spirit, in order to prove to his ex-love that he was faithful. The irony is he is still in love with his ex and the new woman in his life doesn’t even realize it.” ―Shannon L. Alder
  1. No baby, you didn’t hurt me. You wrecked me. Know the difference.” ―J.A. Anum 
  1. I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all. ―Coco Chanel
  1. You can always evaluate a man’s character by the way he speaks about his ex-girlfriends and other women. When entering a new relationship or getting close with a new guy, make sure you take notice of the language he uses when referring to other girls.” ―Miya Yamanouchi
  1. Sometimes a woman will look back on what she had, not because she wants to go there but to motivate her to do better.” ―Reuben Holmes II
  1. I hate it when one of your exes wants you back after they see you’re happier without them.” ―Jerett Parker
  1. How ex are we talking? The kind where you have to take everything that he ever gave you and bury it in the backyard so there will be nothing to remind you of how much you loved him.” ―Amy A. Bartol
  1. “Now you’re just somebody that I used to know” ―Gotye
  1. “I think it’s cool when an ex-girlfriend becomes an XL girlfriend.” ―Demetri Martin
  1. When your ex asks you to remain friends after you breakup, it’s like a kidnapper asking you to “keep-in-touch” after he releases you.” ―Nitya Prakash
  1. Some people each left their spouse or lover because he or she was no longer the primary source of their happiness; some, because their spouse or lover was, at that time, the primary source of their unhappiness.” ―Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  1. No matter how bad you want a person, if your hearts are in two different places, you’ll have to pass and move on.” ―Alexandra Elle
  1. How will it help to tell you that I see his face every time I close my eyes? That I wake up and cry when he’s not there? That the memories are so strong I can’t separate hers from mine anymore?” ―Stephenie Meyer
  1. My life is not a waiting period for your return; I live my life for myself, not for you.” ―Prakash S
  1. “I couldn’t deal with my ex and his new she-devil girlfriend being all up in my face and him trying to be friendly and her trying to poison me with her existence.” ―Sarah Bilington
  1. It’s disconcerting to realize how little you have to say to someone who once occupied such a prominent place in your bed.” ―Sue Grafton
  1. It’s not cheating if you dream of kissing your ex-boyfriend, right?” ―Tori Spelling
  1. I forgive you. Not for you, but for me. Because like chains shackling me to the past I will no longer pollute my heart with bitterness, fear, distrust or anger. I forgive you because hate is just another way of holding on, and you don’t belong here anymore.” ―Beau Taplin
  1. When I say I’m going to forget you I know it’s impossible to forget someone I once knew. What I want is to erase you from my thoughts and purge you from my memories. I’m saying it’s what I wish for, not what is or could ever be.” ―Donna Lynn Hope
  1. Can we go back to using Facebook for what it was originally for – looking up exes to see how fat they got?” ―Bill Maher
  1. If you can’t forget your ex, You will never trust your next.” ―Ritu Ghatourey
  1. It’s probably a bad indicator of your lifestyle when you miss your ex-boyfriend because he’s absolutely lethal.” ―Charlaine Harris
  1. This is why we call people exes, I guess – because the paths that cross in the middle end up separating at the end. it’s too easy to see an X as a cross-out. it’s not, because there’s no way to cross out something like that. the X is a diagram of two paths.”―David Levithan
  1. Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up.” ―Marian Keyes
  1. You’re still my person, even if I’m not yours.” ―Grey’s Anatomy
  1. The current girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, or husband is often an utterly unsuccessful attempt to stop missing or loving the previous one.”―Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  1. When a love comes to an end, weaklings cry, efficient ones instantly find another love, and the wise already have one in reserve. ―Oscar Wilde 
  1. I ask a lot because I’m very curious – especially about ex-girlfriends. I’m pretty good at getting the answers, too.” ―Brittany Murphy
  1. Although I have moved on, there’s no single day I do not miss my ex. I am okay, and that’s a beautiful feeling.” —Unknown

Your ex might have been a crucial part of your life once upon a time. It is natural to feel pain, hurt, anger, sadness, and disappointment when you remove them from your life. However, to move ahead, you have to process these feelings in a healthy manner. We hope these quotes help you vent your emotions and give you the strength to cope with them. Consider this failed relationship a learning experience and move forward with positivity and renewed hope.