Breakups happen, and I agree that if you can already see that the relationship is heading nowhere, then it might be a wise idea to let go instead of hurting each other more.
However, one part of the breakup most people find it hard to deal with is missing an ex.
If you’re too attached to your partner, or you feel like you’ve given a lot to make the relationship work, ending a relationship can be difficult.
Their memories are stuck in your mind, and you can’t really seem to take thoughts of your ex off your mind especially when you are idle.
You begin to analyze everything; ways you could have made the relationship work, or what you could have done instead to stop your relationship with your ex from falling apart.
Sometimes you may get carried away by your emotions when missing your ex, that you might feel like reconnecting with them, or perhaps make an attempt to start all over with your ex.
It is normal to miss an ex, but you have to realize that these feelings will eventually go away. You could also try to keep your ex off your thoughts by getting busy and reducing the time you spend being idle.
These are a few relatable quotes about missing your ex
Quotes About Missing An Ex
1. When you still have feelings for your ex
“Why are old lovers able to become friends? Two reasons. They never truly loved each other, or they love each other still.” Whitney Otto
Maybe for the initial period after the breakup or even longer, there are times you still desire the relationship you once had with your ex. You find it difficult to get over your ex, you miss them and hope that you can get back together.
2. When everything reminds you of your ex
“It’s crazy how you can go months or years without talking to someone but they still cross your mind everyday.” Anurag Prakash Ray
Everything brings back memories of when you were together with your ex and you can’t help it but start to miss your ex.
Maybe you find yourself constantly thinking about your ex and you can’t seem to take them off your mind, especially when you’re feeling lonely.
3. The one that got away
“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
The relationship didn’t work out probably because you were not ready to date them yet, or you were distracted, or even because of something you did that led to the breakup. But then you realize how they were the perfect one for you, and you should not have let them go.
4. Looking back at the memories with your ex
“I thought I still loved you but then I realized I just love the memories of who you used to be.” Morgan Hanthorn
You may find yourself reminiscing about the memories you made with your ex and you begin to miss them more when you do.
5. Trying to analyze the relationship and why it didn’t work out with your ex
“When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, “What was it that you wanted and why didn’t you fight for it?” Shannon L Alder
A lot of times when you’re missing an ex, you try to understand why the relationship with your ex didn’t work out, and what you could have done differently to make it work or prevent it from falling apart.
6. At times you’re being too hard on yourself
“You can love someone so much… But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.” John Green
You might begin to blame yourself for the relationship not working out. You may ask yourself why didn’t you try to make the relationship work or give it another try.
But you shouldn’t be hard on yourself. Maybe the relationship didn’t work out simply because the two of you were so different.
7. You might feel angry that your ex let you down
“You shouldn’t miss someone who don’t miss you, right?” Alex Flinn
Sometimes, you might blame your ex for the breakup, you might feel betrayed or angry at them for ending the relationship, you might even begin to resent your ex if care is not taken. It’s better to get rid of the anger so that you can get over the breakup.
8. Sometimes you feel the urge to reach out to you ex
“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 Oscar-Emokpae
Then there might be that urge to text an ex. Sometimes you miss them and you want to see how they’re doing, or you just want closure. But there are times when what you really feel like doing is giving them a piece of your mind.
9. When you’re missing your ex because you feel lonely
“I miss him in so many ways, but right now I miss him in the way you always miss someone when you’re single among a room full of couples.” Emily Griffin(Baby proof)
At times it’s not because of any feeling that you have for your ex but because you’re feeling lonely. Many people begin thinking about their ex and missing them only because they feel lonely.
10. Sometimes it’s just nostalgia
“Sometimes you miss someone…think nostalgically…but then you see them again, and you’re like, nah.” Steve Maraboli
Sometimes when you’re missing an ex, it’s not because they were the right ones for you or because the relationship was perfect, but because you’re only thinking about the good memories you have with your ex, forgetting their flaws or the reason why you broke up with them.
11. At times you miss that feeling of being in love
“I miss that feeling of connection. Knowing he was out there thinking about me the same time I was thinking about him.” Ranata Suzuki
Maybe you just miss being in a relationship and having someone to be in love with, and since you once had that connection with your ex, you might begin to miss them.
12. Missing an ex makes you appreciate them more
“I loved you when I left you.” Abby Norman
You might have taken your relationship for granted up until you broke up. Now you miss them and you want your ex back.
Also, people might change after a breakup. Some begin to improve. It’s as if they become entirely different people after the breakup. Sometimes their self-improvement may be so attractive that it makes you want them more.
13. It might be hard Accepting that the relationship is over
“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
Break-ups are always difficult, and if you still love the other person, it’s even harder. You might have a tough time accepting that the relationship is over, you might try to do things to get them back.
14. Moving on isn’t easy
“I wish for you the wisdom to realize that it’s okay to miss something, but not want it back.” Steve Maraboli
When a relationship ends, it might seem difficult adjusting to being single again, getting out there again can seem extremely daunting, and you may even find yourself trying to reconnect with your ex because you’re scared.
15. Sometimes you have to fight the feeling when you are missing your ex
“And they can’t understand, what hurts more- missing the other person, or pretending not to.” Khadija Rupa
Your feelings might only be a distraction from what is important and it could stop you from moving on quickly.
Sometimes, you get busy just to keep them off your mind, or you try to hide your feelings from your ex so that you can appear like you’ve moved on and no longer into them, even though you’re missing your ex terribly and can’t get them off your mind.