The most popular time for a relationship to disintegrate into a pile of nothingness is December (brutal) and March, according to a study by Information Is Beautiful. Yay.
While the study doesn’t give a reason for the spike in breakups for those two months, my guess has something to do with not wanting to buy Christmas presents and planning a girls' trip to Ibiza for this summer (pack your case now). Maybe the extra hours of sunlight and promise of ‘post-work drinks in beer gardens go to people’s head. But who are we to judge?
If you were one of those unlucky few (or lucky as you will be positively thinking in approx 2.5 minutes) then by now you've have had enough time to blub over your break up. You have unfollowed him on Twitter, listened to plenty of Adele and have eaten approx 57 jars of Tescos peanut butter with a spoon.
And now the world is yours, my chicken. Open the blinds! Today marks your revolution. Tights and fancy war tunic are optional, though highly recommended. So, here are some great non-shit motivational break-up quotes to make you feel a little better about the whole break up thing. And don't worry, there's not a ‘live, laugh, love’ in sight. Get reading.
Break up quotes time (but only the good ones, yeh?)
1) Stop crying into your Pinot Grigio
‘Homer, lighten up. You’re making "Happy Hour" bitterly ironic’ – Moe Szyslack
2) Get your priorities right
3) Calling B.S on society
'I think the big misconception in our society is that we're supposed to meet the one when we're 18, and we're supposed to get married to them and love them for the rest of our lives. Bullshit'. - Cameron Diaz
4) Calling B.S on relationships full stop
‘Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then’ - Katharine Hepburn
5) Dancing > crying in your cat onesie
6) Channel your inner gladiator
‘You don’t get to run. You’re a gladiator. Gladiators don’t run. They fight. They slay dragons. They wipe of the blood and stich their wounds and they live to fight another day. You don’t get to run.’ - Olivia Pope, Scandal
7) At least you can starfish
‘One of the best things about being single is that you don't have to share your bed, you get it all to yourself. Although there is a lack of regular sex, at least you don't get pestered for it at all hours of the night, because that can be seriously annoying.’ - Lucy Watson
8) To make you feel better about getting up at 1pm
9) Don’t look out the damn window
‘Just because there's a hurricane going on around you doesn't mean you have to open the window and look at it.’ - Taylor Swift
10) At least he wasn’t Brad Pitt
‘If Jennifer Aniston can get over Brad Pitt, then you can get over that fuckboy in your life who clearly doesn’t deserve you’
11) It is your fault
‘It was tough love advice that someone gave me: They said, no breakup is about about the other person, it’s all about you. You made the decision to stay with a not-so-great person, you chose not to see the writing on the wall. The minute you own that, it empowers you to no longer play the victim.’ — Janet Bertolus
12) You are stronger than you think
‘Remember that person that you couldn’t live without? Well, look at you, living and shit.’
13) If the queen of heartbreak can do it…
14) Someone better is on their way
‘You are one heartbreak closer to being with the person you are meant to be with.’
15) No such thing as a waste of time
‘No relationship is ever a waste of your time. If it didn't bring you what you want, it taught you what you don't want.’
16) Who says crying is weak?
‘Some people say, ‘Never let them see you cry.’ I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.’
― Tina Fey
17) Think positively
18) Advice to stick on your wall
‘Do your squats, eat your vegetables, wear red lipstick, don't let boys be mean to you.’ Kendall Jenner
19) Lena Dunham knows
‘It's interesting how we often can't see the ways in which we are being strong - like, you can't be aware of what you're doing that's tough and brave at the time that you're doing it because if you knew that it was brave, then you'd be scared.’
20) The best revenge
‘That’s the best revenge of all: happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good fucking life.’ — Chuck Pahlaniuk
21) The real world
‘Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!' – Monica Geller.
22) Don't hurt yourself
'A breakup is like a broken mirror. It is better to leave then risk hurting yourself trying to pick up all of the broken pieces.'
23) And finally
'The heart was made to be broken.' - Oscar Wilde
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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.