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30 Instagram Captions for Anyone Going Through a Breakup

If you're looking for a breakup caption for your latest Instagram post, look no further. Here are the best short, sad, and funny captions.


Oct. 8 2020, Updated 6:26 p.m. ET

If you're going through a breakup, we're sorry, or alternately, congratulations — whatever sits best with you today. 

Breakups can be hard, but they can also be empowering. Break up with the right person, and you'll feel like your life is just beginning. That said, even knowing you've made the right decision doesn't always make the process of uncoupling any easier.

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No matter which end of the breakup you find yourself on, there's a chance that you're turning to social media to seek solace. You might even want to post a photo of how happy you are and how well you're doing, or announce the breakup to your followers on social media so you don't have to navigate questions and pep talks from your individual friends.

If you're looking for breakup captions for your Instagram posts, look no further. These are the best funny, sad, and short captions for your breakup post.

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Sad breakup captions for Instagram

1. When things don't work out, I know that something better is waiting for me.

2. Love is unconditional. Relationships are not.

3. Six letters, two words, easy to say, hard to explain, harder to do: Move on.

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4. "I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke." —Grey's Anatomy

5. "If he were feeling what I'm feeling then he would know how it feels." —My Best Friend's Wedding

6. "Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable." —The Wizard of Oz

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Short breakup captions for Instagram

7. Choosing me and my happiness has been the best decision yet.

8. No boyfriend, no problems.

9. Your value doesn't decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth.

10. "No, I'm no one's wife. But, oh, I love my life." —Chicago

11. Someday, it's gonna make sense.

12. Sometimes when we lose our way, we find ourselves.

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Funny breakup captions for Instagram

13. You were my cup of tea, but I drink coffee now.

14. Not your baby.

15. Instagram partner? You mean self-timer?

16. I hope you step on a Lego.

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17. "I don't need anyone. Because I can do every single thing that a person in a relationship can. Everything. Even zip up my own dress." —30 Rock

18. "Maybe I won't get married, ya know? Maybe I'll do one of those Eat, Pray, Love things." —The Mindy Project

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These quotes about breakups can also make for great Instagram captions

19. "Let this be the year you choose courage over fear." —Morgan Harper Nichols

20. "Find the love you seek by first finding the love within yourself." —Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

21. "I think it's important to realize you can miss something but not want it back." —Paulo Coelho

22. "Stop filling the spaces in between with distractions, and the right energy will flow in." —Amy Chan

23. "No one can save us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path." —Buddha

24. "The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." —Coco Chanel

25. "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." —Dr. Seuss

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26. "The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet." —Mohadesa Najumi

27. "I like my relationships like I like my eggs: over easy." —Jared Kintz

28. "Love lasts about seven years. That's how long it takes for the cells of the body to totally replace themselves." —Francoise Sagan

29. "If you don't love yourself, how the hell are you gonna love somebody else?" —RuPaul Charles

30. "No looking back, spaceships don't come equipped with rearview mirrors." —André 3000, "International Players Anthem"

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