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100 Empowering Breakup Captions for Instagram

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We’ve created the ultimate list of breakup captions for Instagram. Splitting from your significant other is always a difficult time. Whether it’s been a short relationship or one which has spanned several years, going your separate ways is never easy.

It’s important to take time to allow yourself to heal. This is the only list of post-breakup captions you will ever need. Feel free to browse this collection and use whichever one speaks to you.

Breakup Captions for Instagram

Breakup captions for Instagram
  • I’ll glow up, you’ll have to grow up.
  • Thank you, next.
  • You do you, I do better.
  • Miss me yet?
  • Always know your worth.
  • To appreciate the sun, you gotta know what rain is.
  • Let it go.
  • Better off solo.
  • Already over it.
  • From strangers to friends. Friends into lovers. And strangers again?
  • Never beg someone to stay.
  • Our relationship is over, but there were more smiles than tears. So it was worth it.
  • Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness.
  • Be free.
  • It was the beginning for me and the end for you.
  • Yes, I’m happy, but you’re not the reason.
  • Just think, your ex is someone else’s problem now.
  • When your past calls, don’t answer.
Breakup captions

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  • Fell in love with me.
  • Now all those pretty memories are souvenirs.
  • I realized my mascara is worth more than you, so I stopped crying.
  • The bar was so low, my back started aching.
  • Happier, prettier and wiser.
  • Growing between the cracks.
  • Out of your sight but still on your mind.
  • Upgrading…
  • You put the “over” in” lover”.
  • This broken heart needs a break too.
  • You grow girl.
  • Eventually, you will recover.
  • I’m done with great love. I’m back to great lovers.
  • Isn’t it strange? You look at me. I look at you. With nothing to say.
  • It’s okay to not be okay.

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Post-breakup captions
  • I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke.
  • Stop filling the spaces in between with distractions, and the right energy will flow in. – Amy Chan
  • No boyfriend, no problems.
  • Ghosting you.
  • The tears will dry and the heart will grow stronger.
  • I think it’s important to realize you can miss something but not want it back – Paulo Coelho
After breakup captions
  • Bright future ahead.
  • You dropped a diamond. Good luck with your rock collection.
  • Realized I’ll probs never find a love like the one I have for pizza and am cool with that.
  • You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. – Buddha
Breakup Instagram captions
  • Happily ever never.
  • Not your baby.
  • Moving on.
  • Shout out to my ex, you’re really quite the man. You made my heart break and that made me who I am.
Captions after a breakup
  • I can breathe for the first time since you are gone.
  • Love is a lie.
  • I’m in love. I’m having a relationship with my pizza.
  • Treat me like a game, and I’ll show you how to play it.
Instagram breakup captions
  • Made like Elsa and decided to let it go.
  • It’s not like I hate you but it’s like I don’t like the way you talk, laugh, flirt, walk, speak, love, live, and all your fucking crap.
  • The garbage will be collected tomorrow. So, prepare yourself.
  • Here’s to my ex. Hey, look at me now.
  • Forget that boy, I’m over it.
  • Who knew how bittersweet a breakup would taste?
Post-breakup Instagram captions
  • Once broken, impossible to gain back.
  • Glowing and happier than ever before.
  • Lesson learned.
  • When things don’t work out, I know that something better is waiting for me.
  • Break up with your girlfriend, ‘cause I’m bored.
  • Single ( ), Taken ( ), Too Busy Enjoying Life (✓)
Instagram captions after a breakup
  • Sometimes, God breaks our hearts to save our souls.
  • I am back on the market.
  • Everything in life happens for a reason.
  • ​​A strong woman never gives up on herself, but she may give up on you. – Mark Anthony
  • Saying goodbye is a thousand cuts to the heart.
  • Adjusting just fine.
  • Men or shoes? Honestly, shoes last longer, and they’re more dependable.
  • My ex is living proof of how stupid I can be.
Break up Instagram captions
  • We broke up for religious reasons. He believed he was God, but I did not.
  • The pain only made me stronger.
  • The worst is a broken heart. Nobody can see it, but the pain is excruciating every time you take a breath.
  • Cancel my subscription because I’m done with your issues.
  • Every decision I make is the right decision for me.
  • Our hearts are not in the same place, so teach me how to break up with you with grace.
  • If you’re going to let one stupid prick ruin your life, you’re not the girl I thought you were.
  • Sometimes, things fall apart to make room for better things to come together.
  • I know my place and it ain’t with you.
  • I used to hope that you’d bring me flowers. Now I plant my own.
  • Your time is way too valuable to be wasted on people that can’t accept who you are, and who don’t give you the time back you deserve.
  • Just wanna move on.
  • What is stronger than the human heart, which shatters over and over and still lives?
  • If Karma doesn’t hit you, l gladly will.
  • My win, your loss.
  • Fool me once, shame on you.
  • Can you make peace with your past? Does it haunt you?
  • Right person, wrong time.
  • People love and they leave, you just never know when. It will be okay soon. you won’t need them anymore.
  • What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
  • My DMs are open for sliding.
  • I’m going through a breakup, and I just realized that I’m a boss without my ex.
  • Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.
  • Never cry for that person who doesn’t know the value of your tears.
  • Choosing me and my happiness has been the best decision yet.
  • It’s hard to sleep when your heart and mind are at odds.
  • I never make the same error twice. I go over it four or five times.
  • You glow differently when you put yourself first.
  • My phone battery lasts longer than your relationships.
  • Technically, I am single, but my heart has been taken by someone I cannot call my own anymore.
  • You were my cup of tea, but I drink coffee now.
  • My ex asked me, ‘Where are you movin’?’ I said, ‘On to better things.
  • No one to blame but myself.
  • Forgiveness is my gift to you. Moving on is a gift I’m giving to myself.
  • Find the love you seek by first finding the love within yourself. – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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Mathilde Clara Baum


Mathilde is passionate about dancing, surf skating, surfing, sailing, and, of course, traveling. Her latest trips have been road tripping along the Atlantic coastline of France, Spain, and Portugal in her T3 van. She feels most at home by the ocean and loves exploring and being in nature.