Pain is inevitable. Everyone will experience the pain of loss, betrayal, or heartbreak at one point in their lives.
When the pain is too real and overwhelming, take comfort in the fact that other people have gone through the same kind of pain.
Here’s a collection of quotes about being hurt that will resonate with you during that painful period of your life.
20 Heartbreaking Quotes About Being Hurt
It wasn’t your fault. It was mine, for believing every word you said.
Now that the haze in my head has finally cleared, I can admit to myself that the signs were actually all there. I just didn’t pay attention, or refused to pay attention, because of how much I loved you.
At that time, I simply ignored how you never really said you loved me. You merely responded, but I doubt you truly meant them.
Sometimes I wonder if you ever really truly loved me at all or you were simply with me because you just did not want to be alone.
Stop thinking about everything so much. You’re going to break your own heart.
Thinking about all the things that you should have said or done will not undo the past. It will not bring back what you have lost. It will not rewrite your story.
The only thing that it will succeed in doing is make you sadder about your life and sorrier for yourself.
It will only make the pain linger far longer than it should.
If I tell you about my past, I do so not to make you feel sad for me. I tell you because I want you to know why I am the way I am.
It’s not easy for me to open up about what happened to me all those years before meeting you. The events from those years have played a big part in changing me and in making me the person that I am today.
My past is not pretty. It’s not easy. I’m telling you now so that you will know every little thing about me.
I didn’t lose you. You lost me.
When you still did what you did knowing that it would hurt me, you gave up your right to have me.
I wish I could travel back in time to that day we first met. I would have simply just walked away from you. It would have saved me so much pain and sadness.
I didn’t think that you had it in you to hurt me like this. Meeting you that fateful day felt like all my stars had finally aligned.
If someone told me then that you would be breaking my heart today, I never would have believed it.
Had I known that this is how we’re going to end, I would have simply ignored your invitation and moved right along with my life.
Some people say that I’m very sensitive. But to be honest, I just feel everything a little too much. Every word that people say, every action, every decision, and every gesture go directly to my heart.
When you do things that you know will hurt me, you should know that I won’t easily recover from them. In fact, I may never recover from them ever.
Your hurtful words are replayed over and over in my head. Things I should not have seen are embedded in my head. It’s not easy getting rid of the things that bring me pain, no matter how hard I try.
Do whatever it takes to make you feel real again.
Even if it takes me years to do it, I will keep doing it because this pain is not something I want to live with forever. It’s not going to be easy, but I know it can be done.
If someone shows you their true colors, don’t try to repaint them.
Don’t ever pretend that this color is a different color. Telling yourself that it’s different does not make it different, too.
You can’t change a person’s true colors. They will keep showing no matter how much they try to conceal them.
How stupid of me to think I was the only flower in your garden.
Come to think of it, you never really told me that I was the only one. I guess it was foolish of me to assume that I am.
But isn’t that what love is all about? You only fall in love and commit to one person. You only pick one flower even in a garden filled with thousands of colorful flowers.
I miss the old me. The me that was full of life, happiness, joy, inspiration, and laughter. I miss the me that used to be.
I know that I’m going to get her back someday. Not today, but someday. I just need a little time to process this pain that I’m feeling and go one day at a time.
The person who broke you can’t be the one to fix you. Remember that.
You cannot expect that they will never break your heart again. They already did it once. Who’s to say that they are not going to do it twice, or thrice?
What you can’t see behind this smile is a broken heart. What you can’t hear behind the sound of my laughter is the sound of me breaking apart. What you can’t see in my eyes are the tears that I cry at night. What you can’t see in this body is my soul putting up a fight.
I am very good at pretending that I’m okay, that it doesn’t hurt, or that it never really bothers me. If I told you that it hurts so bad, I don’t think you would even believe me.
They’re just so used to seeing me so strong and brave. But it really hurts, and I wish that there’s a fast forward button that I can press so that I no longer have to deal with this pain.
First it hurts, and then it changes you.
They say that what does not kill you only makes you stronger. I do believe that.
I know that it hurts like hell right now, but I will come out of this experience stronger and better.
I am trying to be alone without feeling lonely.
I have to admit that it takes a little getting used to. Sometimes it can be a little lonely, but I know that in time, I will also learn to embrace the joy of being alone.
You can’t treat people like that and then expect them to love you.
You always made me feel like I have to beg for your love and affection. So many times, I fell asleep wondering if you really loved me or still wanted to be with me.
You made me give up on us because you made sure I got the message that you don’t care. You don’t care whether I stayed or left.
The emotion you feel in your belly when your heart breaks feels like a hundred butterflies breathing their last breaths.
It’s just the complete opposite of the hundred fluttering butterflies that I felt when you first told me you loved me.
You made me believe that you liked me. Every look, every touch, every gesture told me so. And then you disappeared just like that like what we had was nothing.
How could you make me fall in love with you when you had no intention of catching me at all?
How could you say those words and make those promises when you were only going to break them?
How could you walk into my life and turn it upside down only to leave it in shambles?
It hurts so much to want something that you can’t have.
No matter how much you wish for it and pray for it, if it’s not meant for you, it’s not meant for you.
When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.
You have no idea about how much your words and actions affected them, and you don’t know what they had to do to speak up about how you hurt them.
Don’t mock their words, and don’t tell them that what they feel is invalid.
Faking a smile is so much easier than explaining why you are sad.
It’s easier to hide behind a smile than to tell someone the reason why you’re sad or why you’re crying.
15 Relatable Quotes About Being Hurt
Sometimes feelings stay even when we beg them to leave.
No matter how much we try to get rid of the bad or hurt feelings, we cannot force them to disappear because we have to go through the stages.
It’s just heartbreaking when a person who’s the reason you’re so happy can also be the reason why you’re so broken.
There are no guarantees in life and in love. Someone we love very much right now can be someone that we cannot stand a few years down the road.
I’m a simple person who hides a thousand feelings behind the happiest smile.
You will never know how I am truly feeling because I have perfected the art of hiding behind my smile.
You will never understand the hell I feel inside my head.
If you could only spend even a minute inside my head, you will know the different things that go through it and the many thoughts that I should not even be thinking.
Let it hurt, then let it go.
Acknowledge the hurt and feel it. Don’t deny it because it deserves to be felt. Once you have done so, let the pain go because it will not do you good to nurture pain. Embrace healing and happiness instead.
My lonely place is everywhere you aren’t.
I know that we’re no longer together, but I still see you everywhere I look. I see you in the places that we once hung out. I see you in the places that we planned on visiting someday. I see you everywhere.
It’s pretty incredible how your whole body can feel something that hurts your feelings.
It’s like a chain reaction of sorts. It always starts from the heart and the whole body just feels it.
I was planning on writing down my exact feelings, but the paper remained empty. It’s the perfect description, I think.
If you want to ask me how I’m feeling right now, I’m just feeling really empty. There’s no other way to describe it.
I hate feeling unimportant to the people that are the most important to me.
Is it wrong to ask for a little attention, affection, and love when that’s all I’ve been giving you right from the start?
Sometimes we create our own heartbreaks through expectation.
Sometimes we dream up beautiful things in our heads and then experience heartbreak when they don’t manifest in real life.
She’s the type of girl that can be so hurt but can still look at you and smile.
It takes a certain kind of strength to be able to smile through the pain.
No one is ever too busy. You’re just not important enough.
All it takes is one minute to send me a message to ask me how I’m doing, if I’ve taken my lunch already, or if I’ve made it home safely.
Is it really that difficult to pick up the phone when I call, or talk to me to tell me how your day went?
I’m always going to be there for you, even if I’m the one falling apart.
I don’t care if it breaks me because I love you and I do this for the people I love.
Hurt me with the truth but never comfort me with a lie.
I’d much rather cry because of the truth than smile because of something that’s not even real.
Sometimes you just can’t help but think about the number of times you will allow yourself to be hurt by the people you love before you finally realize you don’t care anymore.
When is it enough? When do you know that it’s time to walk away?
I run this blog to bring light and joy to people across the world. When I am not coming up with new wishes and quotes I enjoy walking my dog with my husband Max and I also sing in our local gospel choir. If you like my website the best compliment you can give me is to share it with your friends and family. Thanks so much for reading, sharing, tweeting and pinning all my work! Carol xx