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14 Quotes About Reconnecting With Loved Ones

Being separated from people we care about happens for a multitude of reasons, whether it’s moving away, taking a long journey, or simply drifting apart with the passage of time. But just because we find ourselves distanced from someone doesn’t mean they’re gone forever, and that time apart can even strengthen a bond. Reconnecting with loved ones can prove to be a beautifully fulfilling experience. Relationships may fade over time, but they also resurge, and the choice to reunite can make a connection that much sweeter.

What’s more, a renewed relationship doesn’t always have to involve other people — it can be just as valuable to look inward and reconnect with ourselves. Often we lose sight of what brings us joy, so it’s important to take a breath and remember our values and goals. If something is amiss, a simple introspective pause may serve as guidance to help get life back on track. So whether you’re looking inward in self-reflection or rekindling relationships past, keep these heartening quotes in mind the next time you find yourself with the opportunity to reconnect.

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
— Charles Dickens

The tenderest love requires to be rekindled by intervals of absence.
— Samuel Johnson, author

Don't be dismayed by goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
— Richard Bach, author

Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.
— Deepak Chopra

We need time to defuse, to contemplate. Just as in sleep our brains relax and give us dreams, so at some time in the day we need to disconnect, reconnect, and look around us.
— Laurie Colwin, novelist and essayist

The only thing sweeter than union is reunion.
— Kathleen McGowan, author

It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.
— Lewis B. Smedes, author and theologian

Isolating, shutting down, and feeling guilt about pain makes it linger so much longer. Reconnecting, trusting, and being open and honest is really the only cure.
— Jaime Murray, actress

Memories are links in a golden chain that bind us until we meet again.
— Jacqueline Winspear, author

Anybody with artistic ambitions is always trying to reconnect with the way they saw things as a child.
— Tim Burton

Every parting gives a foretaste of death; every remeeting a foretaste of the resurrection.
— Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher

Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled.
— Ally Condie, author

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
— Robert Southey, author and English poet laureate

To understand and reconnect with our stories, the stories of the ancestors, is to build our identities.
— Frank Delaney, novelist and journalist

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Bennett Kleinman
Bennett is a staff writer at Optimism as well as a freelance comedy writer. He's based in New York City.
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