45+ Breakup Journal Prompts for Healing

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Breakups can be extremely hard. It’s not uncommon to feel emotionally stuck and confused about moving on.

In fact, it’s common for your emotions to go back and forth. In one moment you may be feeling happy for the end of your relationship. In another moment, you may feel sad, hopeless, frustrated, confused, and guilty. Remember, this emotional cycle is normal and extremely healthy.

Why Is Journaling helpful? 

Breakup journal prompts are helpful to release and sort out difficult emotions. Exploring the good and bad emotions will help you get to the root of deeper issues within yourself and the relationship that went unnoticed. Additionally, journal prompts for getting over a breakup will help you regain confidence, strength, joy, and hope that you’re worthy of a good relationship. 

Breakup prompts 

Regain your self worth and release unresolved emotions so you can break free from any attachments to your ex.

Healing A Broken Heart Prompts

  1. Do you think of yourself as a good partner? Why or why not?
  2. What did you notice about yourself while in the relationship?
  3. What do you think caused the relationship to end?
  4. Do you hold any guilt or shame for the relationship ending?
  5. What would you have done better?
  6. Were you able to be yourself in the relationship?
  7. If you and your partner had a mentor would that have affected your relationship?
  8. Do you have emotional support to help you through this breakup?
  9. Are you frustrated that you’re not healing as fast as you’d like?
  10. Why is it important to be patient with yourself?
  11. What are some healthy ways you can release some of your breakup pain?
  12. Do you feel stupid or guilty for entering the relationship?
  13. What do you know now that you didn’t before?
  14. Were you and your ex compatible? OR were you trying to make something impossible work?
  15. Are you afraid of feeling alone?
  16. Would you consider speaking with an empowerment coach to regain your strength? 

Journal Prompts for Getting Relationship Closure

  1. What do you think caused the relationship to end?
  2. Could your partner have improved as well?
  3. Did you both have a growth mindset?
  4. Did one of you have high expectations and emotional demands?
  5. Did you have communication issues within your relationship?
  6. Would it be healthy to get back together with your ex? Why or Why not?
  7. Do you think about your ex often?
  8. What thoughts come up with your ex? Explore them for unhealed emotions.
  9. Do you think healing from emotions that affected the relationship will help you heal?
  10. What does starting fresh in the relationship department mean to you?
  11. What steps are you taking to start fresh?
  12. Did you or your partner struggle with insecurities? How did this affect you both?
  13. If you both were to emotionally heal, how would that have changed things?
  14. Would you categorize your prior relationships as toxic?
  15. Is it hard to let go? Why or why not?
  16. Do you enjoy fantasizing about your ex? Why?
  17. If you’re holding on tight to the relationship, what do you fear you’ll lose by letting go?
  18. Are you scared no one will ever love you the same?
  19. Should you make decisions based on your fear?

Journal Prompts to Decide If You’re Ready to Date Again 

  1. Are you scared of love?
  2. Did you lose a sense of joy, hope, and excitement due to  prior relationships?
  3. Do you feel worthy of being loved?
  4. Would it be hard to open up and be vulnerable?
  5. What are your greatest fears when it comes to relationships?
  6. How do you want to show up or be viewed in your next relationship?
  7. What do you look forward to the most in a relationship?
  8. How can you actively prepare to be in a relationship?
  9. Are you equipped to see the red-flags in others?
  10. Would it be helpful if you spoke with someone to explore your level of healing?
  11. What would you do if some of the same problems in your past relationship showed up again?

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