Most people have been through a breakup at one point or another, and if you've tried journaling prompts geared toward getting over a breakup, you know that they can be helpful. But let's be honest: There's nothing fun about the end of a relationship. Regardless of who called it quits, getting over a breakup is no easy feat.
Luckily, journaling can be a game-changer during difficult times. Start with these 50 prompts.
Breakup Journal Prompts
1. What do you want in a future partner that you didn't have in your past partner?
2. What does the word "heartbreak" mean to you?
3. Looking back, what did you dislike about your relationship?
4. What were some of the more negative behavior patterns in your relationship?
5. What's something you've always wanted to do, but didn't because of your relationship?
6. What do you not miss about being in a relationship?
7. Write a thank you note to your ex
8. What lessons have you learned during the breakup process?
9. What are you struggling to understand right now?
10. What's one quality you have that makes you a great partner?
11. What red flags in your relationship did you ignore?
12. How do you hope to move forward from here?
13. When was the last time you cried, and why?
14. What do you wish your ex knew about you?
15. Tell yourself a story about why you should move on.
16. What steps are you taking to create a fresh start?
17. If you could go back in time, what would you do to improve your relationship?
18. Do you truly believe you and your ex were compatible, or were you always trying to make it work?
19. What emotional support do you currently have to help you through your breakup?
20. What's something you know now that you didn't know before?
21. Are you afraid of being alone?
22. Do you feel frustration over how long it takes to heal?
23. In what ways were you a better person around your ex?
24. In what ways were you a worse person around your ex?
25. When did you first realize your relationship was on the rocks?
26. Why did you and your ex break up?
27. What's something you can do today that will help you bounce back stronger?
28. If you and your ex got back together, what do you imagine it would be like?
29. What are some of the ways you contributed to problems in your relationship?
30. Looking back, what have you learned about yourself and your relationship in general?
31. In what ways are you stronger or more evolved since the ending of your relationship?
32. What regrets do you have about your relationship or the way it ended?
33. What did you learn about yourself during this relationship?
34. Did you have time to prepare for the end of your relationship, or did it end suddenly?
35. If you could say one thing to your ex right now, what would it be?
36. What are your goals for the next week, month, and year of your life?
37. What were some of the root causes of why your relationship didn't work?
38. Write about your ideal day by yourself.
39. How do you feel right now, in this moment?
40. What's bothering you right now, and why?
41. What does your ideal morning look like?
42. Name five things you're grateful for
43. What is the biggest thing in your life bringing you joy right now?
44. How are your friends supporting you through this breakup?
45. Are you good or bad at compartmentalizing feelings?
46. What were the biggest overall problems in your relationship?
47. What did you learn from this relationship?
48. What do you need to do now in order to have closure?
49. What has your healing journey looked like thus far?
50. Do you feel anger about your relationship? Why or why not?
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