Have you suffered from broken friendships? These relatable ex-best friend quotes may break your heart but also help you to move on.
Best friends are families by choice. But these families don’t necessarily stay in your life. You talked about everything and made plans for the future. You spent nights on the phone and laughing for no reason. Until the day you graduated and moved to different places. Then they called less, conversations cooled down, and you both had new best friends. That’s when you realize you’ve parted ways, and the friendship is fading. Friendships end not necessarily because they are fake, sometimes it happens for no reason. That’s why it hurts the most.
I had two best friends back in high school. We were so close that there was nothing to hide from each other. I went to college in another but had fewer chances to hang out with them. Then graduation followed, and they went to Canada and Korea for their Master’s degrees while I stayed. The time difference further reduces our chances to talk. And as time went by, their names never popped up on my notifications anymore.
But then one of my ex-best friends got married, as I saw on Instagram. And the other one was her bridesmaid. I wasn’t told about the news, nor did I get an invitation. That’s was the time I realized what I thought was an unbreakable trio is actually two best friends plus me.
As much as the truth hurts, I scratched my head to find out what I’ve done wrong. I don’t know if things would be different now if I have tried harder. What I do know is that I cared, I still do, but it doesn’t matter now.
I am still working hard to learn my lessons and to let go of this broken friendship. It may take some time or forever. However, if you have been or are still in similar situations, you may find relief reading these ex-best friend quotes.
Table of content
- Heart-wrenching ex-best friend quotes
- Dear ex-best friend quotes to make your statement
- Quotes to let go of broken friendships
Heart-wrenching ex-best friend quotes
Breakups with a best friend hurt the most because you don’t always know why.
The hardest journey:
Strangers – Best friends – Strangers
I know it ends when you call someone else your best friend.
We don’t lose friends. We just learned who the real ones are.
Friends break your heart, too.
What if I tried harder? Will we still be friends now?
Time changes people.
We go from talking until 2 am, to 2 hours a day, to 2 minutes a day, to 2 days ago, to never.
You know you lost your best friend when you have all the stories with no one to tell.
Not friends, not enemies. Just strangers with memories.
Dear ex-best friend quotes to make your statement
Dear ex-best friend, you were like no one else. But you hurt me like no one else.
I don’t miss you. I miss the one you used to be in my memories.
Dear ex-best friend, when you left, you took part of me with you. But I survived without it.
People leave. But I never thought you would, too.
I used to know you the best, and now I don’t even remember your name.
– Mya Waechtler
Were you my best friend, or are we always just acquaintances?
Dear ex-best friend, your secrets will never leave my mouth. That’s my last promise to you.
How strange it is that after all that, we are strangers again.
– Lang Leave
The therapist friend is the one that needs therapy the most.
Quotes to let go of broken friendships
Never forget the people who
are the reason why you need help
there with you when you need help
leave you when you need help
One day, you’ll look back at those laughing together, gossiping together, and crying together and realize as much as you miss them, you are doing better now.
You are only going to be as good as the people around you.
Some things have to end for better things to begin.
Friendship is like paper. It will never be the same once crumpled.
Just because the friendship ended for a good reason doesn’t mean it won’t hurt.
Sometimes you just have to be done. Not mad, not upset, just done.
No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow.
– Alice Walker
In your life, you will meet shooting stars. You will see them, make your wish and see them disappear.
– Nahar Ozar
Letting go is hard. But it’s harder to stay and continue to be an option.
Closure happens right after you accept that letting go and moving on is more important than projecting a fantasy of how the relationship could have been.
– Sylvester Mc Nutt
Which of these ex-best friend quotes resonate with you?
Do you have an ex-best friend? How did you let go of a broken friendship? Share your stories in the comment or tag @_OurMindfulLife on Instagram to let me know.
Read also: A thank-you letter to my fake friend