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120 Best Post Breakup Captions for Instagram

It can be hard to find the right words after a breakup that share how you are feeling so we gathered a list of the best post breakup captions here to help. If you are looking for the perfect breakup sayings, you will find them here. We have also included the best breakup quotes for Instagram for when someone else has said it best first.

Now scroll through to find your favorite caption.

Our Favorite Post Breakup Captions

Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness.

Isn’t it strange? You look at me. I look at you. With nothing to say.

Just think, your ex is someone else’s problem now.

When your past calls, don’t answer.

To appreciate the sun, you gotta know what rain is.

Let the waves crash and the sun set and the boy leave.

The tears will dry and the heart will grow stronger.

Never beg someone to stay.

If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

The tears do not dry by themselves.

I can breathe for the first time since you are gone.

Sunrise with post breakup captions

Who knew how bittersweet a breakup would taste?

Glowing and happier than ever before.

When things don’t work out, I know that something better is waiting for me.

Everything in life happens for a reason.

Saying goodbye is a thousand cuts to the heart.

Every decision I make is the right decision for me.

Our hearts are not in the same place, so teach me how to break up with you with grace.

What is stronger than the human heart, which shatters over and over and still lives?

If Karma doesn’t hit you, l gladly will.

Person watching sunrise with moving on captions for Instagram

Sometimes when we lose our way, we find ourselves.

People love and they leave, you just never know when. It will be okay soon. you won’t need them anymore.

Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.

Never cry for that person who doesn’t know the value of your tears.

It’s hard to sleep when your heart and mind are at odds.

You glow differently when you put yourself first.

Some people enter our lives and leave their imprints on our hearts. Others enter our lives and make us want to leave our five fingers on their faces.

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Girlfriend Captions, Short Boyfriend Quotes, Cheating Captions, That Girl Captions and Moving On Captions.

Funny Breakup Captions

I’m done with great love. I’m back to great lovers.

It was the beginning for me and the end for you.

Yes, I’m happy, but you’re not the reason.

No boyfriend, no problems.

Forget that boy, I’m over it.

Happily ever never.

Made like Elsa and decided to let it go.

Tree in water with funny breakup captions

Realized I’ll probs never find a love like the one I have for pizza and am cool with that.

I know my place and it ain’t with you.

I’m in love. I’m having a relationship with my pizza.

I never make the same error twice. I go over it four or five times.

Here’s to my ex. Hey, look at me now.

You were my cup of tea, but I drink coffee now.

Men or shoes? Honestly, shoes last longer, and they’re more dependable.

Cancel my subscription because I’m done with your issues.

My ex is living proof of how stupid I can be.

Sunrise iwth moving on after love captions

Treat me like a game, and I’ll show you how to play it.

I used to hope that you’d bring me flowers. Now I plant my own.

I’m going through a breakup, and I just realized that I’m a boss without my ex.

You dropped a diamond. Good luck with your rock collection.

Break up with your girlfriend, ‘cause I’m bored.

The garbage will be collected tomorrow. So, prepare yourself.

My phone battery lasts longer than your relationships.

Single ( ), Taken ( ), Too Busy Enjoying Life (✓)

My ex asked me, ‘Where are you movin’?’ I said, ‘On to better things.

We broke up for religious reasons. He believed he was God, but I did not.

After Breakup Instagram Captions

The pain only made me stronger.

The worst is a broken heart. Nobody can see it, but the pain is excruciating every time you take a breath.

Today it feels like I just woke up from months of sleeping.

If you’re going to let one stupid prick ruin your life, you’re not the girl I thought you were.

I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke.

I have no regret that you’re leaving me. Because I know at least my feelings for you were always real! I was honest all the way!

Eventually, you will recover.

Shout out to my ex, you’re really quite the man. You made my heart break and that made me who I am.

From strangers to friends. Friends into lovers. And strangers again?

Sometimes, things fall apart to make room for better things to come together.

Our relationship is over, but there were more smiles than tears. So it was worth it.

Your time is way too valuable to be wasted on people that can’t accept who you are, and who don’t give you the time back you deserve.

It was harder than I thought, but breakups are never easy after all I guess.

Fool me once, shame on you.

I’m looking for a part of myself that you didn’t touch.

Person on beach with after breakup Instagram captions

Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now.

My DMs are open for sliding.

It’s not like I hate you but it’s like I don’t like the way you talk, laugh, flirt, walk, speak, love, live, and all your fucking crap.

Choosing me and my happiness has been the best decision yet.

Once broken, impossible to gain back.

Technically, I am single, but my heart has been taken by someone I cannot call my own anymore.

Sometimes, God breaks our hearts to save our souls.

I was too good for you.

Person looking at view iwth short captions about cheating

Can you make peace with your past? Does it haunt you?

I’ve been stabbed from behind. Suppose you could take this knife out of my back before you leave.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Forgiveness is my gift to you. Moving on is a gift I’m giving to myself.

Short Captions for Breakup Posts

Be free.

It’s okay to not be okay.

Ghosting you.

Letting it go.

Always know your worth.

Person walking with short captions for breakup posts

Bright future ahead.

Not your baby.

Moving on.

Love is a lie.

Lesson learned.

I am back on the market.

Sunrise iwth moving on after breakup captions

Adjusting just fine.

Just wanna move on.

My win, your loss.

Right person, wrong time.

You’ll probably need it again.

No one to blame but myself.

Short Breakup Quotes for Instagram

“I think it’s important to realize you can miss something but not want it back.” – Paulo Coelho

“Life moves on and so should we.” ― Spencer Johnson

“Take all the time you need to heal emotionally. Moving on doesn’t take a day, it takes lots of little steps to be able to break free of your broken self.” ― Tere Arigo

“Part of the game is moving on. And you do.” ― Chris Hughton

“If you take the L out of lover, it’s over.” — The Motels

Grey clouds with short breakup quotes for Instagram by the Motels

“We are never ever, ever getting back together.” — Taylor Swift

“Moving on is self-care, which is intelligence.” ― Maxime Lagacé

“I made up a new dance. It’s called the Move on with Your Life.” — Sky Corrigan

“Thank you, next.” — Ariana Grande

“What surrounds us we endure better for giving it a name – and moving on.” ― Emil Cioran

“I don’t love you anymore. Goodbye.” — Alice Ayres

“Gather your strength, woman. And move on.” ― Mitta Xinindlu

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” ― Steve Maraboli

Ocean and cloudy sky with quotes about moving on in relationships by Maraboli

“The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.” ― Faraaz Kazi

“When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on.” ― Dave Pelzer

“Girls you’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.” ― Tori Amos

“If someone keeps bringing you down, perhaps it’s time to get up and leave.” ― Karen Salmansohn

“Moving on is tough, specially when you gave too much love.” ― Heather Mae Buban

“There is a good way to break up with someone, and it doesn’t involve a post-it!” — Carrie Bradshaw

“I think that you never fall out of love with somebody, you just let go and move on.” ― Ashley Rickards

Sunrise over water with new start breakup quotes by Goodrich

“I don’t want just words. If that’s all you have for me, you’d better go.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” — Seneca

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

“A strong woman never gives up on herself, but she may give up on you.” – Mark Anthony

“Find the love you seek by first finding the love within yourself.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“Moving on doesn’t take a day, it takes lots of little steps to be able to break free of your broken self.” ― Tere Arigo

“Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the one person who you thought would never hurt you.” — Gugu Mofokeng

“Who can’t relate to the idea of leaving one chapter behind and moving on to the next?” ― Mike Shinoda

“A relationship, I think, is like a shark. It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.” — Alvy Singer, Annie Hall

“I can’t be in your life, you can’t be in my life. I can’t do this anymore. I’m done.” — Josh, Younger

“The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.” — Gwyneth Paltrow

Sunrise over clouds with inspirational breakup Instagram quotes by Paltrow

“Moving on will show you a lot about who you are, what you truly want, & what you have no desire to waste your time on.” ― April Mae Monterrosa

“Sometimes, I don’t know what haunts me more. The memories of you… or the happy person I used to be.” — Ranata Suzuki

“She’s gone. She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen.” — Lloyd Dobler

“Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.” ― Bob Newhart

Morning sun on mountains with quotes about breakups and new beginning in life

“I’ve discovered that a fresh start is a process. A fresh start is a journey – a journey that requires a plan.” – Vivian Jokotade

“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

“Letting go isn’t a one-time thing, it’s something you have to do every day, over and over again.” – Dawson’s Creek

“Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” — Daphne Rose Kingma

Sunrise over hills with quotes about breakups and starting over by Ziglar

“Letting go is not getting rid of memories. Memories will stay; they always do. Letting go is making sure that the pain associated with the memories goes away.” ― Arti Honrao

“I discovered that a fresh start is a process. A fresh start is a journey – a journey that requires a plan.” — Vivian Jokotade

So that is it for our list of quotes and captions. Hopefully you found the perfect one for you.

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

With extensive experience as a travel writer, social media specialist and grant writer, I have made it my mission to curate the best and easiest to use lists for your next post.

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