145 End of Relationship Quotes and Sayings to Move On

Every relationship reaches a point where one partner believes that it is time to call it quits.

It is never simple to end a relationship.

The end of a relationship, whether mutual or not, may leave you feeling heartbroken, confused, and bewildered.


It’s vital to grieve and process your feelings, but you’ll need to find a way to move on eventually.

Reading and reflecting on the below end-of-relationship quotes and sayings might assist with this. 

Top 10 End of Relationship Quotes


If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will. ~ Abraham Lincoln.


It’s better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else. ~ Phil McGraw.


Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up. ~ Marian Keyes.


The way they leave tells you everything. ~ Rupi Kaur.


I’m tired of fighting. For once, I want to be fought for. ~ Daniel C. Davis.


You learn more about someone at the end of a relationship than at the beginning. ~ Unknown.


I can feel myself slowly fading from your mind. ~ Hritwik Ghosh.


No matter how hard your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief. ~ Faraaz Kazi.


Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime. ~ Bette Davis.


Just because a relationship ended doesn’t mean two people stopped loving each other. They just stopped hurting each other. ~ Unknown.

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Deep End of Relationship Quotes

The hottest love has the coldest end. ~ Socrates.


It is better for someone to break your heart once by leaving your life, than for them to stay in your life and break your heart continually. ~ Terry Mark.

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change. ~ Shannon L. Alder.


If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind. ~ Shannon L. Alder.

No partner in a love relationship… should feel that he has to give up an essential part of himself to make it viable. ~ May Sarton.


When you leave weary of me, without a word, I shall gently let you go. ~ Kim Sowol.

Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you’re worthless. But you’re not worthless. You’re underappreciated. ~ Steve Maraboli.


When you think this pain is all you deserve, you are right. You are the only one that can decide how long you will walk in hell. ~ Shannon L. Alder.

Thoughtful End of Relationship Quotes

You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them … but still move on without them. ~ Mandy Hale.


Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. ~ Marilyn Monroe.

I had to cease to mourn what could never be and make the most of what was possible. And I would begin doing that by trying to mend the hurts of the past. ~ Cameron Dokey.


Until you let go of all the toxic people in your life, you will never be able to grow to your fullest potential. Let them go so you can grow. ~ Unknown.


Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart. ~ Washington Irving.

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. ~ Socrates.

Famous End of Relationship Quotes


When we try to save something that is already dead, we will fail miserably. ~ Unknown.

“How do you know when it’s over?” Maybe when you feel more in love with your memories than with the person standing in front of you. ~ Gunnar Ardelius.


Love cannot live where there is no trust. ~ Edith Hamilton.

Relationships end too soon because people stop putting the same effort to keep you as they did to win you. ~ Unknown.


Any time you end a relationship, and everyone has ended plenty in their life, it’s always a tough thing and hard to get over. ~ Adam Brody.

And perhaps there is a limit to the grieving that the human heart can do. As when one adds salt to a tumbler of water, there comes a point where simply no more will be absorbed. ~ Sarah Waters.

The course of true love did never run smooth. ~ William Shakespeare.


You don’t have to let that one thing be the thing that defines you. ~ Jojo Moyes.

There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book. ~ Unknown.

We must celebrate this moment, though it is hard, that we are finally free from what we had. ~ Unknown.


Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on. ~ Criss Jami.

End the relationships and cry once, believe me it’s better than being with them and crying daily…. ~ Chandramoy Indu.


Breakups can be sad, but sometimes tears are the price we pay for a freedom we need. ~ Steve Maraboli.

Meaningful End of Relationship Quotes


What we had was magical, it was beautiful, and yet here we are at the end of our relationship, girl. ~ Unknown.

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. ~ Hermann Hesse.

I need to tell you that we must stop what we have before it becomes more and more toxic. ~ Unknown.


One of the saddest things about ending a relationship is losing your best friend. ~ Unknown.

I will live my life, even without you here by my side. That is the path I must take from now on. ~ Unknown.


Pain makes you stronger. Fear makes you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser. ~ Drake.

Even the best of friends face conflicts, but that needn’t mean the end of the relationship. ~ Unknown.

Just because a relationship ends, it doesn’t mean it’s not worth having. ~ Sarah Mlynowski.


I think the universe meant for us to let go and just start something new with another person. ~ Unknown.

You may not push me away, but you’re not fighting to keep me either. ~ Unknown.


You will evolve past certain people. Let yourself. ~ Mandy Hale.

God will sometimes end a relationship for your protection. Don’t chase after the person he’s trying to save you from. God will sometimes end a relationship for your protection. Don’t chase after the person he’s trying to save you from. ~ Trent Shelton.


I think that the best thing that I have learned from you is that I can still survive after you too. ~ Unknown.

Cheating and lying aren’t struggles, they’re reasons to break up. ~ Patti Callahan Henry.


That’s all you can do in this world, no matter how strong the current beats against you, or how heavy your burden, or how tragic your love story. You keep going. ~ Robyn Schneider.

Sometimes you have to forget what you want in order to remember what you deserve. ~ Unknown.


Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never. ~ Charles Caleb Colton.

I didn’t lose you. You lost me. You’ll search for me inside of everyone you’re with and I won’t be found. ~ R.H. Sin.

Relationships are never a waste of time. They might fail to bring you what you want, but they end up teaching you what you don’t want. ~ Unknown.


Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. ~ Steve Maraboli.

Profound End of Relationship Quotes

If your love broke apart when you least expected it to, maybe it was meant to break apart. ~ Unknown.

You would not believe this but someday, you will realize that ending it was better for us. ~ Unknown.


Love is unconditional, relationships are not. ~ Grant Gudmundson.

You don’t need closure. You just need to give yourself permission to move on. ~ Steve Harvey.

I still think that one day, someone will help me prove that love can last for a lifetime. ~ Unknown.

It is sad when a relationship fails, but it is better to know it early on than later after marriage. ~ Unknown.

Your heart breaks when you find a love that is not for you, so just let love find you. ~ Unknown.


A sad thing in life is that sometimes you meet someone who means a lot to you only to find out in the end that it was never bound to be and you just have to let go. ~ Dave Matthews Band.

We have to be whole people to find whole love, even if we have to make it up for a while. ~ Cheryl Strayed.

The end that we had was not the greatest, but it taught me a great deal, that is the truth. ~ Unknown.

I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry. ~ Cat Stevens.


Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you. ~ Frank Ocean.

Until you let go of all the toxic people in your life you will never be able to grow into your fullest potential. Let them go so you can grow. ~ DLQ.

What’s broken is broken – and I’d rather remember it as it was than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived. ~ Margaret Mitchell.

Look and see and realize that the world is better without him in it, you were right to end it. ~ Unknown.

I was wondering when it would be, our end of relationship. But now here we are, both hurt. ~ Unknown.

I wish I could have known that we would still end this so I could have saved myself as well. ~ Unknown.

Best End of Relationship Quotes

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in. ~ Katherine Mansfield.

The thing is that love eventually dies if the flame is not kept tended to, and that is truly sad. ~ Unknown.

We are responsible for our own relationships, their successes, their failures, the good times, the bad times. Take responsibility for creating the relationships that you desire. ~ Sam Owen.


If love breaks more than a heart, maybe it’s a sign and time to step out. ~ Anthony Liccione.

Though what we had has ended, our life hasn’t, so let us go out there and find new love for us. ~ Unknown.

The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did. ~ Faraaz Kazi.

Sometimes, I don’t know what haunts me more… The memories of you… Or the happy person I used to be. ~ Ranata Suzuki.

Maybe I always told you I was leaving. Because it was the only way you’d notice my absence. ~ Rudy Francisco.

So often the end of a love affair is death by a thousand cuts, so often its survival is life by a thousand stitches. ~ Robert Breault.

For lack of an occasional expression of love, a relationship strong at the seams can wear thin in the middle. ~Robert Breault.

Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past. ~ Dan Brown.

Sometimes it takes heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for. ~ Mandy Hale.

Do what you did in the beginning of a relationship and there won’t be an end. ~ Tony Robbins.

Relationships are supposed to make you feel good. Relationships are not supposed to make you feel bad. ~ Laura Bowers.

Stop looking at the end of a relationship as a failure. leaving it behind can be a courageous choice – and an opportunity for you to be honest and authentic. ~ Georgia Kolias.

You made me feel like I was hard to love and I will never forgive you for that. ~ Johnny Lauve.

The end of a relationship is not always a failure. Sometimes all the love in the world is not enough to save something. In these cases, it is not a matter of fault from either person. Some things cannot be, it’s as simple as that. ~ Ashly Lorenzana.

People try to find the best things with the wrong people only to end up failing so badly too. ~ Unknown.

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got. ~ Robert Breault.

How can I let you be a priority in my life, when I’m still an option in your life? ~ Hussein Nishah.


It takes bravery to end a relationship. ~ Leona Lewis.

In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to. ~ Robert Breault.

The hardest thing is not talking to someone you used to talk to every day. ~ SumNan.

If a relationship is to evolve, it must go through a series of endings. ~ Christopher Morley.

I wish we never got here to the end of our relationship, but it is something that we must do for us both. ~ Unknown.

It was a great thing that I was with you, but now it must come to an end, we must forget it. ~ Unknown.

Take a step back today, look at all those beautiful things you have. ~ Rick Warren.

Don’t cry when the sun is gone because the tears won’t let you see the stars. ~ Violeta Para.

He’s going to be sorry he lost you, so stop worrying. Forget the past, forget the pain and remember what an incredible woman you are. ~ Drake.


When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive. ~ Paulo Coelho.

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. ~ Dalai Lama.

Even seasonal situations can bring with them lessons that last a lifetime. If the love doesn’t last, it prepares you for the one that will. ~ Mandy Hale.

Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings. ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie.

The loss of love is not nearly as painful as our resistance to accepting it is. ~ Tigress Luv.

Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience. ~ Victoria Holt.

Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself. ~ Deborah Reber.

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company. ~ George Washington.

Powerful End of Relationship Quotes

Relationships end, but they don’t end your life. But people do often spending more time finding out about failed relationships than finding successful ones. ~ Steve Martin.

In any relationship in which two people become one, the end result is two half people. ~ Wayne Dyer.

The heart was made to be broken. ~ Oscar Wilde.

This marks the end, and as much as I hate it, we must both accept that this is for the better. ~ Unknown.

Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go. ~ Oprah Winfrey.

One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered. ~ Michael J. Fox.

It was strange, really. A couple months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently I could. ~ Gabrielle Zevin.

The wrong person will give you less than what you’re worth but that doesn’t mean that you have to accept it. ~ Sonya Parker.

And in the end, all I learned was how to be strong alone. ~ Unknown.


Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable. ~ L. Frank Baum.

It is better to end something and start another than to imprison yourself in hoping for the impossible. ~ Unknown.

If you are not sure where you stand with someone, then it might be time to start walking. ~ Unknown.

Maybe the most that you can expect from a relationship that goes bad is to come out of it with a few good songs. ~ Marianne Faithfull.

We had more in common than I thought we did. You were my priority. You were your priority. ~ Kate McGahan.

Sad End of Relationship Quotes

Lies don’t end relationships. Usually, the truth does… ~ Unknown.

We teach people how to treat us. ~ Dr. Phil.

A bad relationship can do that, can make you doubt everything good you ever felt about yourself. ~ Dionne Warwick.

You cannot start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last. ~ Unknown.

To meet, to know, to love and then to part, is the sad tale of many a heart. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Some people will leave you soon no matter how, but it’s not the ending of your story, it’s just the ending of their role in your story. cause life goes on, and you should just expect damage from others. ~ Marouane Laassafar.

Ever has it been that loves knows not its own death until the hour of separation. ~ Khalil Gibran.

One of the reasons why relations end is because one is doing everything to save it, and the other is finding every way to end it. ~ Unknown.

If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello. ~ Paulo Coelho.


Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. ~ Robin Sharma.

I thought I was strong holding on to you, but I am stronger now letting you go. ~ Unknown.
Though our relationship has ended, I still love you all the same, it was worth it all. ~ Unknown.

It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on. ~ Steve Maraboli.

Maybe we were never meant for each other, we were just meant to be a lesson to one another. ~ Unknown.

So these were the 145 top quotes about End of Relationship.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Unexpected Love quotes and Broken Promises quotes.

References and Sources:

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