According to divorce lawyers and verified by snopes.com as “true,” January is the official most common breakup month of the year. Bleak, sad, but true, breakups are a result of inner reflection for the New Year’s resolution month, as well as disillusionment, immaturity, and multitudes of other reasons.
Here are sayings and quotes for inspiring new perspectives on breakups in January. Also, find tweets and blog reflections on relationship breakups.
Inspirational Breakup Quotes
“You don’t know what you got ’til it’s gone” is more eloquently said by Kahlil Gibran, a famous Lebonese philosopher and poet who has many wise quips and prose about love, marriage, friendship, passion, pleasure and other topics of life:
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Motivational author J.J. Goldwag wrote a book about healthy divorcing chock full of inspirational quotes during the breakup. The weekend after Thanksgiving last year, 2012, he tweeted the following wise metaphysical approach to acting now to make improvements to your life:
The secret to progress is collapsing consciousness into the present and making incremental improvements in the space that is now. ~JJG
How to Search for Breakup Quotes and Tips on Twitter
To find tweets about breakups and divorces, you need to use the “search” tool on Twitter. It’s not sophisticated like Google or Bing, as it only allows you to search one keyword at a time. The search tool is also limited to how savvy the tweeters are in terms of what they signify as keywords.
Use the “#” symbol before your search term. You can search #breakup or #divorce or #relationshipsendbecause or #relationshipproblems. You see, if you want to find multiple words, you put a “#” symbol before and no spaces between the words. This is how Twitter works for keywords. This only works if tweeters are savvy to the system and use it.
If you want relationship advice, counselling, or quick tips or advice, you can search Twitter for that, as well. Some suggestions are #relationshipadvice or browsing who to follow using keywords such as relationship tips or relationships101 or relationship counseling (or coaching).
Blogs about Breakups and Divorce
Yes, blogs and commentaries and editorials and websites abound that give advice and perspectives on the internet. However, who is posting the information? Read critically advice from blogs, understanding who the authors are. Are they certified relationship counselors or are they simply disgruntled victims of breakups?
New perspectives are good. You can do a search on Bing or Google for “breakup blogs” or “humorous breakup blogs” or “divorce advice.” Just remember to take into account who the author is and use good judgement when making decisions for yourself or acting on any advice.
If you can get a chuckle from blogs and websites, then there is value in new perspectives and humor to lift you out of your own sadness and dilemma for your own breakup.
Here is a blog housed on MySpace for crazy ex’s and breakups with funny stories. Do your own search to find funny anecdotes and stories.
Facebook is another great source for funny or inspirational quotes, or you can even make your own by superimposing a saying onto a picture that is appropriate. This is the kind of thing that helps others and can sometimes go viral.
Keep your chin up if you are going through a divorce or breakup, and continue to be open to new perspectives from others online to help you move on.