30 Relationship Ending Quotes And Healing Sayings

Heal with these relationship ending quotes and healing sayings

By Diana Nadim
30 Relationship Ending Quotes And Healing Sayings

30 Relationship Ending Quotes

All romantic relationships are faced with a lot of challenges which is why some usually succeed and some unfortunately come to an end. When a relationship fails to work out, sometimes the reason is not that you and your partner did not love each other but because of the differences proved too much for you to handle. The endings of such a relationship can be really hard as you both still have feelings for each other but you know you that you have to go your separate ways. Below are some of the quotes and sayings that can help to inspire and to cheer you up during such difficult times.

Sad Relationship Ending Quotes

1. “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

2. “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

3. “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

4. “Two words. Three vowels. Four constenants. Seven letters. It can either cut you open to the core and leave you in ungodly pain or it can free your soul and lift a tremendous weight off your shoulders. The phrase is: It’s over.”

Maggi Richard

5. “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.”


6. “It can be very 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

7. “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 withering, of tarnishing.”

Anais Nin

8. “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.”


9. “An immature relationship starts with “I love you” and ends with “Screw you.” A mature one starts with “I love you” & ends with Thank you.”


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


Funny Relationship Ending Quotes

11. “Sorry, I’m not Adele. I don’t wish the best for you nor do I want to find someone like you. I, however, want to set fire to all your stuff.”


12. “My knight in shining armor turned out to be a loser in aluminum foil.”


13. “Hate is such a luxurious emotion, it can only be spent on one we love.”

Bob Udkoff

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


15. “Relationships are like yard sales, they look really fun from a couple hundred feet away, but the you realize it’s just a bunch of crap you don’t need.”


16. “It’s no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn’t even speak to each other if they met in a party.”

Nick Hornby

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


18. “It is better to end something and start another than to imprison yourself in hoping for the impossible.”


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


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


Positive And Inspirational Relationship Healing Sayings About Moving On

21. “Sometimes the best way to be happy is to learn to let go of things you tried hard to hold on to that are no longer good for you.”


22. “If you can’t do anything about it then let it go. Don’t be a prisoner to things you can’t change.”

Tony Gaskins

23. “Just because something ends doesn’t mean it never should’ve been. Remember, you lived, you learned, you grew and you moved on.”


24. “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

25. “If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. 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

26. “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

27. “You are not an option, a choice or a soft place to land after a long battle. You were meant to be the one. If you can wrap yourself around the idea that you are something incredible, then you will stop excusing behavior that rapes your very soul. You were never meant to teach someone to love you. You were meant to be loved.”

Shannon L. Alder

28. “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

29. “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

30. “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.”



We all dread going through a breakup as it’s usually a difficult, lengthy, and extremely challenging process but unfortunately, it’s something that we all go through in our lifetime. When relationships come to an end, we are often left confused, hurt, and broken which is why it’s important for us to find sources of inspiration during this time to encourage us to move on. Keep positive thoughts and good things will come your way!