13 Empowering Quotes About Letting Go That Will Help You Through Heartache

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You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.

Let's face it- heartache can be one of the most excruciating parts of being human. No matter how great of people we are, how well we love, or how much we try to give, we will all inevitably face a day when we undergo the agonizing challenge of letting go.

Sometimes this can feel like giving up a piece of our very hearts and at some point almost all of us are guilty of the instinct to cling to what's familiar, even it if means settling for something that isn't right.

As the quotes you'll find here emphasize however, during these times, one of the most empowering thing we can do for ourselves is to accept life on it's own terms, stop tying to control what wasn't meant to be, and breathe as we gather the courage to move into the future.

1. Sometimes Releasing Control Is the Key To Taking Your Power Back

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2. The Only Doomed Dreams Are Those Set In the Past

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3. Don't Spend Your Future Trapped In Your Past

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4. Your Energy Is Far Too Precious To Waste On Regret

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5. Sometimes the Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself Is a Break

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6. Time Waits For No One. Why Should You?

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7. Sometimes Loving Someone Means Giving Up Trying To Control Them

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8. Be the One Person You Can Always Count On To Take Care Of You

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9. When All Else Fails, Let It Do So With Grace

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10. Letting Go May Be the Greatest Gift You Ever Give Yourself

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11. Dare To Skim the Next Page

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12. Practice Attraction Rather Than Promotion

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13. Don't Hide Who You Are Under All the Things You're Holding Onto

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