The Spiciest Instagram Captions to Use After a Breakup

Breakups are never easy to navigate, and it's always when you're feeling most vulnerable that people come out of the woodwork to share their tips on how to get over a breakup. But the truth is, nothing says "I'm over you" quite like breakup Instagram captions.

When it comes to processing the emotional stages of a breakup, you'd be surprised at just how much taking a second to speak your truth can help. Does that mean you should air out every grievance in a breakup Instagram caption, no matter how personal, for the world to see and hear? Not necessarily. But you should never underestimate the power of posting a good breakup 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 a breakup Instagram caption to validate your feelings and share how you're healing can be liberating, 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.

Oh, and once you've perfected your breakup Instagram caption, don't forget to move on to posting a gym caption for Instagram, too. Nothing looks better after a breakup than that post-workout glow.

Good Breakup Instagram Captions
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Good Breakup Instagram Captions

Sometimes it can be hard to know what qualifies as a "good" breakup Instagram caption. But if it feels right to you and it's not too over-the-top, go for it. For some inspiration, here are some favorites:

  1. Setting myself free.
  2. I'm going to chill and sit back.
  3. Not your baby.
  4. Bye!
  5. Reinventing myself.
  6. Sometimes, the universe washes all the grime away for you.
  7. Planting my own flowers.
  8. "What is stronger than the human heart, which shatters over and over and still lives." — Rupi Kaur
  9. Your value doesn't decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth.
  10. "Find the love you seek by first finding the love within yourself." — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  11. "Stop filling the spaces in between with distractions and the right energy will flow in." — Amy Chan
  12. Very in tune with my worth.
  13. Something better is waiting.
  14. In my healing girl era.
Healing Breakup Instagram Captions
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Healing Breakup Instagram Captions

When processing a breakup, sometimes you just want to let your Instagram fam know you're good and on some new shit. Here are the best healing breakup Instagram captions with that in mind:

  1. Letting the sun dry my tears and light up my biggest dreams.
  2. Leaning into the little things that bring me joy.
  3. Aligning with my highest self.
  4. "Let this be the year you choose courage over fear." — Morgan Harper Nichols
  5. "I choose to believe I have not missed out on what is meant for me." — Morgan Harper Nichols
  6. "I think it's important to realize you can miss something and still not want it back." — Paulo Coelho
  7. "No one saves us but ourselves." — Buddha
Savage Breakup Instagram Captions
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Savage Breakup Instagram Captions

Let's be honest, sometimes you just want to post a savage breakup Instagram caption. Even if it's not the most discrete, we're here for it.

  1. Single ( ), Taken ( ), Too Busy Enjoying Life (✓)
  2. You were my cup of tea, but I drink coffee now.
  3. Girls' night every night.
  4. Thank you, next.
  5. Allergic to bullshit.
  6. Next chapter.
  7. People may say things to break your heart, but my plants never will.
  8. Change of plans.
  9. She's [or insert your pronoun] back.
  10. What else is on the menu?
  11. Who's next?
  12. She [or insert your ex partner's pronoun] broke. I'm up.
Positive Breakup Instagram Captions
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Positive Breakup Instagram Captions

Posting a positive breakup Instagram caption is never a bad idea. It says "Hi, yes, I'm going through a breakup" but also let's people know you're good and it's not the end of the world. Here are the best ones to use when you need it:

  1. Protecting my light with all I've got.
  2. Sometimes, your most beautiful creations are born from the hurt you feel.
  3. Letting all the negative energy float away.
  4. Choosing me and my happiness.
  5. When we lose our way, we find ourselves.
  6. Every decision I make is the right decision for me.
  7. "You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." — Buddha
  8. Happier.
  9. As good as you'll get.

Additional reporting by Taylor Andrews

Sophie Puente is a former PS contributor.

Taylor Andrews is a balance editor at POPSUGAR who specializes in topics relating to sex, relationships, dating, sexual health, mental health, and more. In her six years working in editorial, she's written about how semen is digested, why sex aftercare is the move, and how the overturn of Roe killed situationships.