101 Best Quotes About Ex Lover (Boyfriend / Girlfriend)

relatable quotes about ex girlfriend and boyfriend

It is not easy for anyone to experience a breakup. A person who was the epicenter of your world suddenly becomes a stranger. At such difficult times when you are on your emotional low, reading some quotes about ex can bring a sense of relief that you are not alone and many others are sailing in the same boat. The pain of a breakup is deep-seated. However hard you try to forget, a random memory can hit you in the face anytime and bring the wounds back to the surface. Read this post for some heartfelt quotes about the ex, accept the reality, and move on.

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. “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

2. “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

3. “It’s not cheating if you dream of kissing your ex-boyfriend, right?” ―Tori Spelling

4. “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

5. “Drinking coffee with your ex is healthy. It’s good for the soul.” ―Leju Thomas

6. “Men who stayed friends with their ex-girlfriends were Feathery Strokers. Especially if they called them their “ex-partner.” ―Marian Keyes

7. “Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up.” ―Marian Keyes

8. “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

9. “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

10. “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

11. “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

12. “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

13. . “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

14. “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

15. “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

16. “My life is not a waiting period for your return; I live my life for myself, not for you.” ―Prakash

17. “The current girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, or husband is often an utterly unsuccessful attempt to stop missing or loving the previous one.”―Mokokoma Mokhonoana

18. “I think it’s cool when an ex-girlfriend becomes an XL girlfriend.” ―Demetri Martin

19. “…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

20. “Many a woman was killed by her man whom she stole from his ex.”―Mokokoma Mokhonoana

21. “He loved me. He loved me, but he doesn’t love me anymore, and it’s not the end of the world.” ―Jennifer Weiner

22. “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

23. “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

24. “I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back.” ―Zsa Zsa Gabor

25. “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

26. “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

27. “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

28. “If you feel the need to insult your ex or their new lover, you obviously still have feelings for them.” ―Alexis Rose

29. “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

30. “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

31. “I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.” ―Coco Chanel

32. “If you can’t forget your ex, You will never trust your next.” ―Ritu Ghatourey

33. “I will always love the false image I had of you.” ―Ashleigh Brilliant

34. “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

35. “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

36. “Ex-girlfriends are like car wrecks. You shouldn’t want to know the details, but you do.” ―Allison van Diepen

37. “One day your kids will ask you “What is love?” And you will look at your spouse and remember your ex.” ―Nitya Prakash

38. “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

39. “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

40. “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

41. “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

42. Just because a relationship ends, it doesn’t mean it’s not worth having.” – Sarah Mlynowski

43. “You’re still my person, even if I’m not yours.” ―Grey’s Anatomy

44. “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

45. “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

46. “I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect.” ―Amit Kalantri

47. “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

48. 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

49. “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

50. “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

51. “No baby, you didn’t hurt me. You wrecked me. Know the difference.” ―J.A. Anum

52. “We are all trying to get over the person who broke our hearts. We are all far from perfect.”―Alex Rosa

53. “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

54. “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

55. “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

56. “Some people are very happy despite their ex’s absence; some, because of it.”―Mokokoma Mokhonoana

57. “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

58. “All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.” ―Mae West

59. “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

60. “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

61. “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

62. “Currently I’m not a crazy ex-girlfriend, but I can’t promise I won’t be one again.” ―Miranda Lambert

63. “It’s sad, isn’t it? I once thought worlds of you and now you’re just another lesson.” ―Beau Taplin

64. “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

65. “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

66. “I hate it when one of your exes wants you back after they see you’re happier without them.” ―Jerett Parker

67. “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

68. “I ask a lot because I’m very curious – especially about ex-girlfriends. I’m pretty good at getting the answers, too.” ―Brittany Murphy

69. “Can we go back to using Facebook for what it was originally for – looking up exes to see how fat they got?” ―Bill Maher

70. “Now you’re just somebody that I used to know” ―Gotye

71. “When your ex says ‘You’ll never find anyone like me’. Say ‘that’s the point’.” ―Drake

72. “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

73. “Blaming the ex for the breakup is like blaming the clothes for not fitting you.” ―Khang Kijarro Nguyen

74. “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

75. “I can always get better. A lot of my ex-girlfriends don’t think I’m funny.” ―Dane Cook

76. “It is possible for your ex, your boyfriend or girlfriend, or your husband or wife, to no longer be your type.” ―Mokokoma Mokhonoana

77. “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

78. “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

79. “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

80. “Whoever said, “Don’t regret what once made you smile.” Never went out with my Ex…”―Nitya Prakash

81. “I DON’T have EX’s! I have Y’s. Like ‘Y the hell did I date you?!’”―Kevin Hart

82. “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

83. “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

84. “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

85. “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

86. “He counts as an ex because he made me feel dumped even without making me feel loved first.” ―David Levithan

87. “Why are old lovers able to become friends? Two reasons. They never truly loved each other, or they love each other still.”―Whitney Otto

88. “Everyone has that one ex that they don’t claim.” ―Nitya Prakash

89. “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

90. “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

91. “It’s probably a bad indicator of your lifestyle when you miss your ex-boyfriend because he’s absolutely lethal.” ―Charlaine Harris

92. “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

93. “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

94. “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

95. “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

96. “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

97. “She lost him, but she found herself, and somehow, that was everything.” ―Taylor Swift

98. “I mean. Aren’t we all tormented by past relationships?” ―Alex Rosa

99. “It may seem as the hardest thing to do…but you have to forget the guy who forgot you.” ―Nicholas Sparks

100. “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

101. “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

102. “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

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 went 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.

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