For every person that makes you sad, there are more people that love you so much.
Having a relationship end is never easy — and it's when you're feeling most vulnerable that people come out of the woodwork to share breakup stories, tips, and questionable coping mechanisms. The truth is, there's no right way to heal from a breakup — you have to give yourself space to explore what makes you feel better.
That said, when it comes to getting back on your feet after a breakup, you'd be surprised at just how much taking a second to speak your truth can help. Now, does that mean you should air out every grievance, no matter how personal, for the world to see and hear? Not necessarily. But you should never underestimate the power of a good quote — or writing your own — that captures everything you're feeling and more. Pair that with a picture of you or something that brings you joy, and you're one step closer to prioritizing your bliss over someone else's feelings.
Posting something on Instagram to validate your feelings and share how you're healing can be liberating, yes — but what do you even say? We've rounded up some of the best post-breakup captions and ideas that'll make you feel strong, inspired, optimistic, and ready to take on whatever life throws at you next. Because remember: you're a vision, and a breakup should never keep you from expressing yourself. Keep reading for 38 empowering, self-loving, thought-provoking Instagram-caption ideas for a breakup. (And once you have your captions set, check out these breakup-bio ideas for Instagram!)
— Additional reporting by Theresa Massony