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120+ End Of Relationship Quotes To Help You Get Over A Break-Up

120+ End Of Relationship Quotes To Help You Get Over A Break-Up

If you’re going through a tough time after a break-up, try to find comfort in these end of relationship quotes.

Whether you broke up with who you thought was your soulmate or your best friend, it doesn’t matter because it was love and love hurts.

The End Of Relationships Quotes

1. “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.” – Joel Osteen

2. “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

3. “A bad relationship is like standing on broken glass; if you stay you will keep hurting. If you walk away, you will hurt but eventually, you will heal.” – Unknown

4. “Letting go of people out of your life doesn’t mean you hate them, it simply means you respect yourself. Not everyone you meet is meant to stay.” – Anurag Prakash Ray

5. “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

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

7. “Relationships end, but they don’t end your life.” – Steve Martin

8. “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Unknown

9. “Ending something, whether it’s a dream, a goal, a friendship, a relationship, or a tie with someone is always hard. Always sad. There’s a lingering regret of what went wrong and questions that will never be answered. But I came to realize that as a page of my life ends with them, somewhere, somehow, a new chapter is waiting to start.” – Unknown

10. “When a relationship ends, it’s easy to only focus on the good parts. Remember to take off the blinders.” – Unknown

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11. “It can be difficult to leave a long-term relationship, even when our inner-wisdom tells us it’s time to let go. At this point, we can choose to let go and endure the intense pain of leaving behind the familiar to make way for a new chapter in our life. Or we can stay and suffer a low-grade pain that slowly eats away at our heart and soul, like an emotional cancer. Until we wake up one day and realize, we are buried so deep in the dysfunction of the relationship that we scarcely remember who we were and what we wanted and needed to be.” – Jaeda DeWalt

12. “Sometimes you don’t get closure, you just move on.” – Karen Salmansohn

13. “You will evolve past certain people. Let yourself.” – Mandy Hale

14. “Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” – Steve Maraboli

15. “Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” – Guy Finley

16. “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

17. “A relationship without trust is like a car without gas. You can stay in it all you want, but it won’t go anywhere.” – Unknown

18. “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” – Anaïs Nin

19. “After a relationship ends, build a bridge, get over it, and burn that bridge so you won’t be tempted to cross it again.” – Unknown

20. “Ending something doesn’t have to be filled with regret, anger, or negativity. We have experiences and memories that serve a purpose.” – Omar Lee

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21. “Sometimes two people need to step apart and make a space between that each might see the other anew, in a glance across a room or silhouetted against the moon.” – Robert Brault

22. “Toxic people attach themselves like cinder blocks tied to your ankles, and then invite you for a swim in their poisoned waters.” – John Mark Green

23. “The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.” – Tony Robbins

24. “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

25. “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

26. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

27. “Everybody has bad relationships and, at the end of the day, they are just a great way to set yourself up for a good relationship.” – Anne Hathaway

28. “Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.” – Dan Brown

29. “Closure happens right after you accept that letting go and moving on is more important than projecting a fantasy of how the relationship could have been.” – Sylvester McNutt

30. “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

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31. “Forgiveness is a personal process that doesn’t depend on us having direct contact with the people who have hurt us.” – Sharon Salzberg

32. “If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.” – Abraham Lincoln

33. “I’m stronger because I had to be, I’m smarter because of my mistakes, happier because of the sadness I’ve known, and now wiser because I learned.” – Unknown

34. “Love sometimes hurts when you’re not with the right person but don’t give up loving.” – Unknown

35. “It was strange, really. A couple of months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently, I could.” – Gabrielle Zevin

36. “Relationships are supposed to make you feel good. Relationships are NOT supposed to make you feel bad.” – Laura Bowers

37. “Love cannot live where there is no trust.” – Edith Hamilton

38. “Sometimes we just fall in love with the wrong people.” – Unknown

39. “It’s better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else.” – Phil McGraw

40. “There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.” – Jessica Hatchigan

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41. “Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.” – William James

42. “In any relationship in which two people become one, the end result is two half people.” – Wayne Dyer

43. “If you have made mistakes, even serious mistakes, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford

44. “You create more space in your life when you turn your excess baggage to garbage.” – Chinonye J. Chidolue

45. “I love to shop after a bad relationship. I don’t know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes I see a really great outfit, I’ll break up with someone on purpose.” – Rita Rudner

46. “We teach people how to treat us.” – Phil McGraw

47. “I think it is a bad relationship when you get blamed for the things that make you who you are.” – Unknown

48. “Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods.” – W. H. Auden

49. “If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.” – Steve Maraboli

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50. “There are two dilemmas that rattle the human skull: How do you hang on to someone who won’t stay? And how do you get rid of someone who won’t go?” – Danny DeVito

51. “Others can’t always define your true identity. They see what they ‘want’ to see but beyond your mess, God sees the beauty He created and still thinks it’s good!” – Chinonye J. Chidolue

52. “Girls you’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.” – Tori Amos

53. “Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.” – Dave Mustaine

54. “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.” – Robert Brault

55. “There is no reason to believe that a bad relationship can be fixed, sometimes you have to let go.” – Unknown

56. “If you’re giving your all and it’s not enough, you’re probably giving it to the wrong person.” – Unknown

57. “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

58. “Hate is such a luxurious emotion, it can only be spent on one we love.” – Bob Udkoff

59. “The heart was made to be broken.” – Oscar Wilde
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60. “I mean, if the relationship can’t survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?” – Nicholas Sparks

61. “To be bitter is to attribute intent and personality to the formless, infinite, unchanging, and unchangeable void. We drift on a chartless, resistless sea. Let us sing when we can, and forget the rest…” – H.P. Lovecraft

62. “Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go.” – Oprah Winfrey

63. “We are responsible for our own relationships, their success, their failures, the good times, the bad times. Take responsibility for creating the relationships that you desire.” – Sam Owen

64. “People do often spend more time finding out about failed relationships than finding successful ones.” – Unknown

65. “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

66. “The death of a relationship always starts with the small arguments and then the suspicions.” – Unknown

67. “The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.” – Faraaz Kazi

68. “Celebrate endings, for they precede new beginnings.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

69. “I wasn’t looking for you to fix me, I was endlessly searching for you to love me while I fix myself.” – Unknown

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70. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” – Mitch Albom

71. “Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.” – Victoria Holt

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

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

74. “If you were in a bad relationship and you meet someone new, you’re going to leave with your luggage. The next person is going to have to endure things that someone else causes.” – Curtis Jackson

75. “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.” – Unknown

76. “You don’t have to let that one thing be the thing that defines you.” – Jojo Moyes

77. “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

78. “If a relationship is to evolve, it must go through a series of endings.” – Lisa Moriyama

79. “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

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

81. “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” – Hermann Hesse

82. “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

83. “Learn to walk away from those who cause harm to you.” – Malika e Nura

84. “Become the leader of your life. Lead yourself to where you want to be. Breathe life back into your ambitions, your desires, your goals, your relationships.” – Steve Maraboli

85. “A bad relationship can do that, can make you doubt everything good you ever felt about yourself.” – Dionne Warwick

86. “Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never.” – Charles Caleb Colton

87. “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

88. “My dog is having puppies and I need to take a year off in order to train them to attack your picture.” – Unknown

89. “When there is no trust at all between the two of you, then you do have a bad relationship then.” – Unknown

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90. “You don’t let go of a bad relationship because you stop caring about them. You let go because you start caring about yourself.” – Charles Orlando

91. “If someone keeps bringing you down, perhaps it’s time to get up and leave.” – Karen Salmansohn

92. “Unhealthy relationships keep our self-esteem low.” – Sam Owen

93. “’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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

95. “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 Brault

96. “It is really exhausting to live in a dictatorship of ‘Me’, which is basically a tyranny of others.”― Stefan Molyneux

97. “A bad relationship will make you feel more alone than when you were single.” – Unknown

98. “We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.” – Harville Hendrix

99. “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

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100. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

101. “One of the reasons why relationships end is because one is doing everything to save it, and the other is finding every way to end it.” – Ritu Ghatourey

102. “And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Khalil Gibran

103. “Even the best of friends face conflicts, but that needn’t mean the end of the relationship.” – Unknown

104. “A deadness occurs in relationships when people are no longer willing to tell each other how they really feel.” – Shakti Gawain

105. “How can I let you be a priority in my life when I’m still an option in your life?” – Hussein Nishah

106. “Love is unconditional, relationships are not.” – Grant Gudmundson

107. “It takes a deep and abiding love for yourself to have the patience to wait for the companion who is mentally healthy enough to see the beauty in your heart. No filters required.” – J. Autherine

108. “We mistakenly assume that if our partners love us they will react and behave in certain ways – the ways we react and behave when we love someone.” – John Gray

109. “You learn more about someone at the end of a relationship than at the beginning.” – Unknown

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110. “For lack of an occasional expression of love, a relationship strong at the seams can wear thin in the middle.” – Robert Brault

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111. “The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” – Unknown

112. “In a relationship, when does the art of compromise become compromising?” – Sarah Jessica Parker

113. “It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.” – Nicholas Sparks

114. “”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

115. “”Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?” – Mary Manin Morrissey

116. “When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.” – Paulo Coelho

117. “When you get into a bad relationship the best thing you can do is get out of it as soon you can.” – Unknown

118. “If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

119. “You don’t know what’s right or wrong. You’ve been told ‘you’re crazy’ ‘you’re overreacting’ so many times you started to believe that’s the truth.” ― Anna Akana

See also: 120 Inspiring Quotes And Sayings To Keep Your Head Up

120. “How do you know when it’s the end of a relationship? Maybe when you feel more in love with your memories than with the person standing in front of you.” – Unknown

121. “We all have that toxic people around us that make our lives miserable… The day we take them out from our lives, we will all become better people; including them…” – Rodolfo Peon

122. “”You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them… but still move on without them.” – Mandy Hale

123. “I think a relationship is like a shark. It has to constantly move forward or it dies.” – Woody Allen

I hope these end of relationship quotes helped you during hard times and healed your heartache at least a little bit. If not, try with memes and cocktails.

Romantic relationships are almost always complicated but they can be happy. Remember that after every sad relationship and bad break-up always comes something better.

Your love life isn’t doomed. Your relationship ending is just another fresh start.

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