53 Sad Memes When Life Is Getting You Down and You Need a Laugh

To quote Arlo Guthrie, “You can’t have a light without a dark to stick it in.” No matter how happy we are, there will be moments of sadness. The key is to learn how to deal with those moments before they start dragging us down. Just like Yin and Yang, life is all about balance. For every happy meme, there must also be a sad meme.

In 2020, there is a lot of uncertainty but the key to remember is that humans are resilient and we will overcome this challenge just like all of the other challenges humanity has faced before it. The following 53 sad memes will hopefully bring a smile to your face because we all know that laughter is the best medicine. Enjoy!

1) Let the sad memes begin!

53 Sad Memes - "Actually talking to those who love and support you about your issues. Sending relatable memes and never truly expressing your repressed emotions."
Reddit

“Actually talking to those who love and support you about your issues. Sending relatable memes and never truly expressing your repressed emotions.”

2) Sad relationship memes when you’re feeling used (and replaced).

53 Sad Memes - "I am broken. I will be replaced by a new machine very soon. Thank you for all your use."
Reddit

“I am broken. I will be replaced by a new machine very soon. Thank you for all your use.”

3)

53 Sad Memes - "Anxiety: Get ready to fight. Me: What. Anxiety: I don't know dude just get ready to fight. Me: Fight what. Anxiety.: Just get ready."
me.me

“Anxiety: Get ready to fight. Me: What. Anxiety: I don’t know dude just get ready to fight. Me: Fight what. Anxiety.: Just get ready.”

4)

53 Sad Memes - "Apartment hunting in 2018: Oh, wow, windows. I don't think I could afford this place."
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“Apartment hunting in 2018: Oh, wow, windows. I don’t think I could afford this place.”

5) Sad meme frog needs a vacation…

53 Sad Memes - "At work like..."
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“At work like…”

6)

53 Sad Memes - "You can't make everyone happy. You are not pizza."
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“You can’t make everyone happy. You are not pizza.”

7) Sad memes when you’re feeling a little “snackish”.

53 Sad Memes - "When you didn't buy any snacks at the supermarket because you told yourself you need to stop snacking but now you feel snackish."
Reddit

“When you didn’t buy any snacks at the supermarket because you told yourself you need to stop snacking but now you feel snackish.”

8)

53 Sad Memes - "Do you *really* want a significant other or do you just need a therapist and some sex."
Pinterest

“Do you *really* want a significant other or do you just need a therapist and some sex.”

9) Stop crying at these sad memes.

53 Sad Memes - "Employees must stop crying before returning to work."
Reddit

“Employees must stop crying before returning to work.”

10)

53 Sad Memes - "Your eyes say a lot about you. Me: I'm broke. Send money."
Pinterest

“Your eyes say a lot about you. Me: I’m broke. Send money.”

11) Sad memes about love and feeling a sense of abandonment.

53 Sad Memes - "I feel targeted: Text back faster [censored] I'm tryna stay calm and not believe you are abandoning me."
Pinterest

“I feel targeted: Text back faster [censored] I’m tryna stay calm and not believe you are abandoning me.”

12)

53 Sad Memes - "Me finding out that dogs sneeze when we play with them to let us know that it's not a real fight and they don't want to hurt us."
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“Me finding out that dogs sneeze when we play with them to let us know that it’s not a real fight and they don’t want to hurt us.”

13) Sad music memes with friends

53 Sad Memes - "Me forcing my friends to listen to sad indie music when they're in the car with me."
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“Me forcing my friends to listen to sad indie music when they’re in the car with me.”

14) Sad memes about life in 2020.

53 Sad Memes - "The government when you ask them how many weeks the lockdown is going to last."
Facebook / Jazbatijalebi

“The government when you ask them how many weeks the lockdown is going to last.”

15) Sad memes when you feel broken inside.

53 Sad Memes - "I guess I'm like a refrigerator with a burst pipe. Cool but broken inside."
Reddit

“I guess I’m like a refrigerator with a burst pipe. Cool but broken inside.”

16)

53 Sad Memes - "I hate when people ask me 'what did you do today?' like buddy listen I woke up at noon and then it was five pm okay I don't know."
Twitter / @Missguided

“I hate when people ask me ‘what did you do today?’ like buddy listen I woke up at noon and then it was five pm okay I don’t know.”

17) Sad relationship memes…

53 Sad Memes - "I have friends. I have no friends. I have friends but sometimes I feel that I'm not important to them but I can't do anything because it seems like I'm forcing the friendship so I am truly suffering alone."
me.me

“I have friends. I have no friends. I have friends but sometimes I feel that I’m not important to them but I can’t do anything because it seems like I’m forcing the friendship so I am truly suffering alone.”

18)

53 Sad Memes - "Here lies: All the concerts I had planned for 2020."
Facebook / @TheNostalgiaRocks

“Here lies: All the concerts I had planned for 2020.” Sad memes indeed.

19) Sad cat memes about love.

53 Sad Memes - "Human is sad. Hey. Love me and you will have no time to be sad."
Instagram / xibang

“Human is sad. Hey. Love me and you will have no time to be sad.”

20)

53 Sad Memes - "I love Pokemon Center reviews: It's soft. It's soft. He is a round boy. That's it he's just round 10/10."
Instagram / wholesomememes

“I love Pokemon Center reviews: It’s soft. It’s soft. He is a round boy. That’s it he’s just round 10/10.”

21)

53 Sad Memes - "I'm doing this as an unhealthy coping mechanism."
Reddit

“I’m doing this as an unhealthy coping mechanism.”

22) Trying to make it work with sad relationship memes.

53 Sad Memes - "When you're in an argument and you know you wrong but you still trying to make it work."
Twitter / @itsjoop

“When you’re in an argument and you know you wrong but you still trying to make it work.”

23)

53 Sad Memes - "It's time to get sad for no fkn reason."
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“It’s time to get sad for no fkn reason.”

24)

53 Sad Memes - "May I have a crumb of serotonin."
Reddit

“May I have a crumb of serotonin.”

25) Sad memes about life.

53 Sad Memes - "Me when I make a joke about wanting to die and then realize that I'm not on the internet and I can't casually mention death in real life."
Pinterest

“Me when I make a joke about wanting to die and then realize that I’m not on the internet and I can’t casually mention death in real life.”

26)

53 Sad Memes - "When millennials hit age 20: I'm ready. Depression."
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“When millennials hit age 20: I’m ready. Depression.”

27)

53 Sad Memes - "I miss being a [censored] sperm-egg embryo lump I didn't have to do $#!t."
Twitter / @emmachamberlain

“I miss being a [censored] sperm-egg embryo lump I didn’t have to do $#!t.”

28) Sad memes about love and expressing our feelings.

53 Sad Memes - "My feelings for you. How much I am able to express."
Twitter / @TrueMemes0

“My feelings for you. How much I am able to express.”

29) Sad memes about how boring your life is…only kidding. Cheer up.

53 Sad Memes - "You never realize how boring your life is until someone asks what you do for fun."
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“You never realize how boring your life is until someone asks what you do for fun.”

30) These sad memes about love are savage AF!

53 Sad Memes - "I picked my girlfriend's phone. I saw a contact saved with 'FOOD DELIVERY GUY'. I dial it to order for food and my phone rang."
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“I picked my girlfriend’s phone. I saw a contact saved with ‘FOOD DELIVERY GUY’. I dial it to order for food and my phone rang.”

31)

53 Sad Memes - "Pulling up to the drive-through window, the girl starts to read back my order and stops herself: You're Tony Hawk? Me: Yes. Her: Can I tell everyone? Me: I suppose. Her: Yo, we got Tony Hawk at the window! The voice from kitchen: Who?"
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“Pulling up to the drive-through window, the girl starts to read back my order and stops herself: You’re Tony Hawk? Me: Yes. Her: Can I tell everyone? Me: I suppose. Her: Yo, we got Tony Hawk at the window! The voice from kitchen: Who?”

32) Sad music memes are only getting sadder.

53 Sad Memes - "When you're sad and you listen to sad music to get even sadder."
Twitter / @Andrea_Garciaa1

“When you’re sad and you listen to sad music to get even sadder.”

33) Let’s not forget sad cat memes.

53 Sad Memes - "[screams internally]"
Pinterest

“[screams internally]”

34) Sad memes about life and growing up.

53 Sad Memes - "Security Question: Where was your first job? In which city were you first kissed? What is your best friend's name? What was the first car you owned?"
me.me

“Security Question: Where was your first job? In which city were you first kissed? What is your best friend’s name? What was the first car you owned?”

35) Sad memes about life in 2020.

53 Sad Memes - "[Shipwreck diary] Day 5: I haven't had sex in over 6 months."
Twitter / @david8hughes

“[Shipwreck diary] Day 5: I haven’t had sex in over 6 months.”

36)

53 Sad Memes - "Sing this to the tune of 'Old MacDonald': I'm so stressed that sunlight hurts. I am God's mistake."
Twitter / @YourDarlingSon

“Sing this to the tune of ‘Old MacDonald’: I’m so stressed that sunlight hurts. I am God’s mistake.”

37) Sad memes featuring Snoop Dogg.

53 Sad Memes - "Snoop Dogg, is Martha Stewart a G? A double G. She's a grandmother and a good lady."
Reddit

“Snoop Dogg, is Martha Stewart a G? A double G. She’s a grandmother and a good lady.”

38)

53 Sad Memes - "Sometimes I forget sad jokes are only funny on the internet. I told this guy I wished the earth was flat so I could yeet myself off the edge and he just got concerned."
Twitter / @satansplusone

“Sometimes I forget sad jokes are only funny on the internet. I told this guy I wished the earth was flat so I could yeet myself off the edge and he just got concerned.”

39) Sad relationship memes with SpongeBob SquarePants

53 Sad Memes - "When I start to feel someone caring less about me and I don't know whether it's intuition or paranoia."
Reddit

“When I start to feel someone caring less about me and I don’t know whether it’s intuition or paranoia.”

40)

53 Sad Memes - "The story so far: In the beginning, the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."
Twitter / @GrimeLdn

“The story so far: In the beginning, the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”

41)

53 Sad Memes - "The 'I was gonna develop actual hobbies and interests, but then something went terribly wrong' starter pack."
Reddit

“The ‘I was gonna develop actual hobbies and interests, but then something went terribly wrong‘ starter pack.”

42) Sad memes when you’re broke.

53 Sad Memes - "These people have no idea how to live without money. They're what's called 'new poor'. We're old poor."
Twitter / @TenaciousTess

“These people have no idea how to live without money. They’re what’s called ‘new poor’. We’re old poor.”

43)

53 Sad Memes - "Things that don't exist: Somebody that will appreciate me."
Twitter / @Mini_Gir4ffe

“Things that don’t exist: Somebody that will appreciate me.”

44) Sad memes when you miss the 90s.

53 Sad Memes - "Tomorrow is your sleepover. You sure that's the one you want? Ok, let's grab snacks and head home."
Instagram / yourfrienddoge

“Tomorrow is your sleepover. You sure that’s the one you want? Ok, let’s grab snacks and head home.”

45)

53 Sad Memes - "Me trying desperately to focus my eyes to type and send that perfect drunk text I know that I'll regret tomorrow."
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“Me trying desperately to focus my eyes to type and send that perfect drunk text I know that I’ll regret tomorrow.”

46) Sad relationship memes when you’re feeling dead inside.

53 Sad Memes - "When ur already dead inside but you gotta keep it together."
Pinterest

“When ur already dead inside but you gotta keep it together.”

47) Sad memes about life that are pretty deep.

53 Sad Memes - "We really sitting here on our phone scrolling on an app while we float through space on a dying rock."
Pinterest

“We really sitting here on our phone scrolling on an app while we float through space on a dying rock.”

48) Wholesome vs sad memes.

53 Sad Memes - "When your friend is going through a tough time and you just want to help them out. Can I offer you a nice wholesome meme in this trying time?"
Twitter / @WholesomeMeme

“When your friend is going through a tough time and you just want to help them out. Can I offer you a nice wholesome meme in this trying time?”

49) Sad relationship memes that even aliens will understand.

53 Sad Memes - "Why does your face malfunction? Request a mutual limb enclosure. Permission granted. You are absorbing my fluids. Let me absorb. Let me absorb."
Instagram

“Why does your face malfunction? Request a mutual limb enclosure. Permission granted. You are absorbing my fluids. Let me absorb. Let me absorb.”

50) Oh no! We’ve almost reached the end of sad memes…

53 Sad Memes - "When you were intelligent as a kid and had a promising future but a lot of bad $#!t happened to give you mental health issues so you just gave up midway."
Pinterest

“When you were intelligent as a kid and had a promising future but a lot of bad $#!t happened to give you mental health issues so you just gave up midway.”

51) Sad cat memes about love online.

53 Sad Memes - "When your favorite person is offline for a long time."
Twitter / @greatcreature2

“When your favorite person is offline for a long time.”

52)

53 Sad Memes - "When you're upset at someone but you repress your emotions to protect the comfort even though you know that it's incredibly toxic to you."
imgur

“When you’re upset at someone but you repress your emotions to protect the comfort even though you know that it’s incredibly toxic to you.”

53)

53 Sad Memes - "When you've had a good few days but you can feel your mental illness creeping up on you: Depression nap. Anxiety. Unhealthy coping. Mechanisms. Social isolation. Stay back, [censored]."
knowyourmeme.com

“When you’ve had a good few days but you can feel your mental illness creeping up on you: Depression nap. Anxiety. Unhealthy coping. Mechanisms. Social isolation. Stay back, [censored].”

I hope you enjoyed these sad memes and remember, everything is going to get better!

I hope you enjoyed these sad memes and remember, everything is going to get better!
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