Quotes about separation can remind you that you’re not alone in what you’re going through. Whether you’ve just separated or have been living apart for a while, quotes can speak to your heart, help you keep moving forward, and regain your perspective.

If you’re facing a potential separation or have already split up from your ex, find encouragement for the journey. These 23 poetic separation quotes may help you survive, become stronger, and surprisingly, even more loving.

Separation Quotes: Why Separate?

1- “…There is only a thick layer of air between us. Other than that, we have memories of the last five years, which we will need high efforts to retain.” Ravindra Shukla, A Maverick Heart: Between Love and Life

2- “All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.” Mae West, Wit & Wisdom of Mae West

3- “…those in a marriage expect the act of marriage to keep them together. Over time, people often stop relating to each other but cling on to the marriage long after the relationship is dead. Which is why marriages that don’t break up turn intensely unhappy or become defunct; they are being “preserved” for family’s/society’s sake! So, more than persisting with the idea of marriage, celebrate companionship. It is only through companionship that you find yourself, come alive and experience Happiness!” AVIS Viswanathan

4- “When the world had yet its fill of me, and there was so much left to see; my love, I should have left you when, there was time for me to start again.” Lang Leav, Love Looks Pretty on You

5- “Each night keeps me awake, Your thoughts trouble me every moment, Why you gave me such dreams, When you had to break them in reality” Jyoti Patel, The Curved Rainbow

Separation Quotes: The Love in Separation

6- “There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.” Elizabeth Berg, The Year of Pleasures

7-  “There ain’t no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.” Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie

8- “You have far more connection than you are even vaguely aware of. You will not lose the love that is yours.”  Donna Goddard, Waldmeer

9- “Love says to a husband, ‘I love you too much to help you do wrong. I will not sit here and let you destroy yourself and me by cursing me every night. I cannot make you stop cursing, but I will not be here to receive it tonight. If you want to make our lives better, then I am open. But I won’t be a part of letting you destroy me.’

..there is never a time to stop loving someone, but there is a time to start expressing that love in a different, more effective manner. Love is not letting someone step on you. Love is caring so much for their well-being that you refuse to play into their sick behavior. Many people are healed when someone loves them enough to stand up to their inappropriate actions.” Gary Chapman, Hope For the Separated: Wounded Marriages Can Be Healed

10- “You can’t forge a calligraphy of love no matter how great your penmanship” Niedria Kenny, Chronicles of a Housewife: Union Town

11- “After break up we just miss the memories but we mistakenly think we miss the mate.” Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Separation Quotes: Emotional & Physical Distance

12- “Separation has nothing to do with distance…” Nitya Prakash

13- “Physical absence does not always mean emotional absence, many times more physical absence means more emotional presence.” Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

14- “How do you say goodbye to someone you can’t imagine living without? I didn’t say goodbye, I didn’t say anything, I just walked away.” Elizabeth, My Blueberry Nights

15- “In order to move on, you have to want to let go.” Kevin Darné, Every Ending is a New Beginning

Separation Quotes: Separation Can Be For the Best

16- “God sometimes removes a person from your life for your protection. Don’t run after them.” Rick Warren

17- “Hunger erased all traces of love, so I packed my philosophy and left, My philosophy being simply, I can do better by myself” Margaret H. Oliver, A Woman’s Place: The Complete Poetry Collection of Margaret Oliver

18- “If someone leaves you never thought of losing, someone better comes you never thought of having.” Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

19- “…I realized so many things about our relationship but the saddest yet liberating feeling of them all, is the fact that now… I can live without him.” Mystqx Skye

20- “Separation was the thing I’d been dreading the most these past few years, and I’d been in denial that it was a fact of life. Refusing to let go, I’d practically thrown a temper tantrum. What’s worse, my attempts to avoid separation had only hastened it. It explained why I’d always been so quick to lash out at those I loved.” Qiu Miaojin, Notes of a Crocodile

Separation Quotes: Healing After Separation

21- “Even after the most tragic death, the meanest divorce and the worst breakup, it is possible to heal over time.” Itayi Garande, Shattered Heart: Overcoming Death, Loss, Breakup and Separation

22- “Separation. It becomes a fact the moment the seed of life takes. Choose to, you could imagine life as a series of separations – birth, leaving home, losing a beloved, death. Those are among the normal separations, the ones you are expected to stand up to. You adjust to them, and move to the next stage.” R.J. McCarthy, Wilhelmina: An Imagined Memoir

23- “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, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

You’re Not Alone

Separation quotes can help to remind us that we are not alone in what we are going through. No matter how tough things seem, others have gone through similar situations and come out on the other side. These quotes can provide comfort, hope, and inspiration during a difficult time.

If you are facing separation or divorce, we hope these separation quotes will help you get through this tough time. Remember, there is hope for the future. Those who’ve been through this before will tell you that things will get better. Trust in yourself and hold on to your faith. You can make it through this separation and come out stronger on the other side.

We Can Help

At Plekan Law, we protect your rights during separation and divorce so that you can focus on what’s important – your well-being and the well-being of your family. We can help you to negotiate a separation agreement, file for divorce, and protect your interests throughout the process. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you through this tough time.