101+ End of Relationship Quotes to End Things Peacefully

Find the right words to end a relationship peacefully. Browse through our curated collection of end of relationship quotes to help you cope with the situation.

Anubhuti Mishra
Written by Anubhuti Mishra , Relationship Expert
Updated on May 23, 2024 | 12:16 PM IST | 271.7K
End of Relationship Quotes
End of Relationship Quotes

Ending a relationship can be a difficult and emotional process, that often makes it hard to find the right words to say. One might need quotes to cope with emotions, pain, and grief. End of relationship quotes are a way to express and appreciate one's journey with a special someone, to understand why it ended, and to accept that it is time to give up and move on.

Self-love quotes can provide comfort and strength to move on from a relationship. Such quotes can help with grief and provide closure at the end of a relationship. Ending a relationship is never easy, but these quotes can provide the motivation to do so and the strength to move on.

What Do You Say to End a Relationship?

What Do You Say to End a Relationship?

Ending any kind of relationship, be it romantic, platonic, or non-platonic, is never easy. It can be difficult to know what to say when it's time to give up and move on from a relationship. Regardless of the kind of relationship, being honest about the reason for the break-up is the best approach. Rather than focusing on harsh words, be sure to express your feelings and concerns clearly and with respect, both for yourself and your partner.   


Saying goodbye is not always easy, and it takes a lot of thought and consideration to make sure you're doing it in the best way possible. Here are some things to keep in mind when giving up on a relationship:


1. Give up for the Right Reasons

Before you end a long-term relationship, make sure it isn't something that you can work through. Consider the potential outcomes of either path and make sure you're making the best decision for all parties involved.

2. Communicate Your Feelings

Once you've decided to end the relationship, make sure you clearly explain why. Listen to your partner’s concerns and opinions, and take the time to ensure they understand and accept your decision.

3. Focus on the Positive 

Ending a relationship doesn't have to be a negative experience. Even if the relationship did not work, you can still appreciate the lessons you learned.

4. Get Support

Moving on from a relationship can be difficult and it's important to have people around you who can help you with your journey. Let family and friends know what you're going through, and find someone to talk to for advice and support.

5. Move Forward 

Don't stay stuck in the past. Find ways to heal and move forward to find happiness. In your healing journey, you can find new hobbies, spend time with friends and family, and support yourself with surrounding people to keep yourself busy. 

Ending a relationship isn't easy, but it could be the right thing to do. Focus on the positives and remember that it might be the best thing for both parties in the long run. Below are a few deep end of relationship quotes to help you keep moving in life. 

101+ End of Relationship Quotes to Help You Move on

End of Relationship Quotes

To help you cope and move forward, here are some powerful quotes to help you express your feelings and put an end to a relationship. Remember that even though it may be hard now, things will get better.

1. "Be thankful for what you have instead of being down about what you don't have." - Dr. Seuss

2. “Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to wake us up and make us realize that we are so much more valuable than we are allowing ourselves to believe.” - Mandy Hale

3. "Having loved and lost is preferable to never having loved at all."  - Alfred Tennyson


4. “The ability to let go and say goodbye is a skill.” - Unknown

5. "Love is never wrong. But sometimes, it's not enough."  - Unknown

6. "It's okay to feel afraid. Being terrified indicates that you are about to do something brave.” - Mandy Hale

7. "Breaking your own heart by choosing to leave is preferable to having your heart broken for remaining."  - Unknown

8. "The desire to let go and move on is sometimes unavoidable. Every aspect of life is transient.” - Unknown

9. "I would prefer not to be right if embracing you was completely mistaken."

10. “If you are unable to forget, accept, and move on, it will consume you.”

11. "Closure is overrated. Move on and find yourself a better tomorrow."

12. “Despite breaking your heart, a few thoughts can alter your viewpoint.”

13. "You don't walk away from a breakup with nothing. Every breakup has learning to impart. Retrieve yours.

14. "Just because it took you a while to succeed doesn't mean you should hold on to your old days."

15.  "I still believe that someone will one day assist me in showing that love can endure forever, it can."

16. “Don't let someone who isn't deserving of your love cause you to lose sight of your value.”

17. "You harbored resentment for a storm. Did you believe you would escape unharmed? - Nikita Gill

18. “Nothing sucks more than being let down by the one person you believed would never cause you any harm.” - Gugu Mofokeng

19. "There is no point in crying, it has already ended. Laugh because at last someone else has to deal with him.

20. “Those who parted easily weren't meant to be with you.”

21. "Losing yourself in the quest for acquiescence is desirable to be single with standards."

22. "Relationships, in my opinion, are like sharks. It must repeatedly move to survive. And I believe we gripped a dead shark."

23. “The faith to detach from the constraints of our earlier days and seek our aspirations is the terrific courage that we should all display.”  - Oprah Winfrey

24. "The only real thing one can do is keep going forward. Take that giant step forward without thinking and without pausing to reflect. Simply put the past behind you and move forward.” - Noel, Alyson


25. "You improve on mistakes. It acts as an entryway for you. Put the bad times behind you. While you don't endeavor to disregard your bad decisions, you also don't ruminate over them. You don't give it any of your time, attention, or physical space. - Johnny Cash

26. "Resentments are for people who feel they are obligated to pay something; forgiveness, on the other hand, is for people who are capable of moving on." - Criss Jami

27. "Not every storm is meant to ruin your plans. Some arrive to make your path visible. - Paul Coelho

28. "There are times when I'm not sure what torments me more. The cheerful person I was before, or the thoughts of you." - Ranata Suzuki

29. “A broken heart does not cause death. Only wishing you had.”

30.  "I'll cherish my biased ideas about you forever."

31. “Our relationship is in the same shape as my financial situation: Hopeless"

32. "I think we have to strengthen our bonds with each other as bystanders."

33. “Did you ever feel lonely when you consider living without me?” - "Without Me," by Halsey

34. “I'm tired of your worries, I need you to end my membership.”

35. "I might have cried when you left me, but there's no denying that I chuckled when I saw who you left me for."

36. “I'm the problem, not you. Finally, I understand that you are not good for me”.

37. “Do you understand sign language? You won't hear from me again after this, so please disregard it.”

38. "I'm not going to be your gullible fool.” - The Maltese Falcon's Sam Spade

39. "Are you mooring? Because all you've done is make me feel heavy.”

40. “It takes bravery to end a relationship.” – Leona Lewis

41. "You describe yourself as a bizarre thing and a gentle soul. You're scared that you'll be put in a cage by someone. Well, the cage has been containing you, baby. You formed it yourself. from Breakfast at Tiffany's, Paul Varjack

42. “There is a constructive way to end a relationship that doesn't entail a post-it note.” - Carrie Bradshaw

43. “One person's waste is yet another person's jewel, so the saying goes. I wish you could meet someone who values you.”

44. "I genuinely excuse you for leaving me. I now understand that not everyone has impeccable taste.”


45. “So I tricked you into thinking that I was here to stay. I made some comments that I shouldn't have made. You won't love me again because I broke your heart as somebody did to mine.” - Save Your Tears by The Weeknd

46. “You may not push me away, but you’re not fighting to keep me either.”

47. "Neither you nor I can be in each other's lives. I'm out of options here. I'm through.” - Younger Josh

48. "I want more than just sayings. You should leave if this is all you have to offer me.” - The Beautiful and The Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

49. “Breakups sometimes serve as wake-up calls rather than opportunities for makeup.”

50. "Heartbreak is God's gift. It's simply His means of letting you know that He protected you from the wrong person.”

51. “As of tomorrow, I will try my best to live without you! ”

52. “We broke up, but there were more smiles compared to tears. Thus, it was worthwhile.”

53. “I've realized that I am entitled to more than you are.”

54. “You have to block and disable everything following a breakup to truly experience heartbreak.”

55. “The only thing which fits between us is distance.”

56. “Is it really hot or am I being strangled in this relationship?”

57. “You are ideal in every way, but I don't want you.”

58. “I've been running away from you in my mind for weeks, and it's wearing on my legs.”

59. "We are currently two unfitting puzzle pieces,"

60. “I believe I misplaced your phone number. Can you put mine away?”

End of Relationship Quotes

61. “My passion for you is like a dying star in the dark sky; you just aren't aware of it yet.”

62. “We are devoid of chemistry. It's all in the past, we are done now.”

63. "If we separate, we'll encompass more ground."

64. “Though I hope you receive an empty fortune cookie, I don't wish you any bad luck.”

65. “Without a king, what good is a queen? in terms of history, more potent.”

66. “You cannot start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last.”

67. “The fact that I once loved you does not guarantee that I will continue to do so.”


68. “I could survive without you, barring the possibility that you are a pizza.”

69. “I'm leaving because you spent too much time criticizing me while I was preoccupied with ignoring your flaws.”

70. “I suppose it's time to put you last in my life since I'm always second to you.”

71. "Neither you nor I am to blame for this. But now is the time to move on.”

72. "I finally understood that I never put too much pressure on myself. Simply put, I asked the wrong person.”

73. “So, for the time being, I bid farewell to this phase of my existence and look forward to what lies ahead.” - One Tree Hill by Brooke Davis

74. "I'd rather be content alone instead with a person who brings me constant misery."

75. "I considered our relationship to be my entire world but you did so on the off chance.”

76. "I don't like giving up, but I want to succeed by failing to win your favor."

77. "I don't believe that my involvement in our relationship is alive. I believe we ought to part ways.”

78. "This relationship is no longer satisfying my desires.”

79. "My feelings for you have changed from what they used to be."

80. “It doesn't feel fair to me to stay in a relationship that I don't see lasting.”

81. “Oh, it was fated to happen. It simply wasn't intended to endure.” - Kate McGahan

82. "I was mistaken about how similar we were. You were my prime concern. You were your main concern.” - Kate McGahan

83. “Love's anguish is eternal, but its amusement lasts only a moment.”- Bette Davis

84. "Never look back in regret, it's delightful if it's good. If it's terrible, it's learning.” - Victoria Holt

85. “Relationships tend to break up over the truth, not lies.”

86. "A life is ended by death, not a relationship." - Robert Benchley

87. “You may not be shoving me away, but you're also not attempting to keep me anymore.”

88. "Love often blossoms from friendship, but friendship never blossoms from love." - Charles Caleb Colton

89. "There are times when you have to put aside your desires to recognize what you deserve."

90. “It's ideal to be adored and forgotten rather than not being loved at all.” - Alfred Lord Tennyson


91. "Our refusal to embrace it is far more painful than the separation from love itself." - Tigress Luv

92. "A relationship needs to experience several endings to develop." - Christopher Morley

93. "If love hurts more than the heart, it might be an indication that it's time to leave." - Anthony Liccione

94. “A relationship doesn't have to last forever to be worthwhile.” - Sarah Mlynowski

95. “And since you specifically requested a shift to the challenge, I obliged by giving it to you for free.”

96. “It may be time to part ways if you are unsure of where you stand with someone.”

97. “I used to believe that our relationship would never die so quickly, but alas, here we are.”

98. “Although being with you was wonderful, it now had to end and we had to move on.”

99. "I believed holding onto you would make me strong, but letting you go now made me stronger.”

100. “Even the best things in life can fail, as we are currently experiencing the end of a relationship.”

101. "I should not have let you become the center of my universe, but I did, and now I suffer quietly."

102. "Love is so short, forgetting is so long." - Pablo Neruda

103. “Hearts are breakable. And I think even when you heal, you’re never what you were before.”  - Cassandra Clare

104. “For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken. It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.”  - D. H. Lawrence

105. “Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.”  - Miss Piggy

106. “The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.”  - Nicholas Sparks

107. “Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.”  - Patti Roberts


Finding words to express your feelings and end the relationship without causing unnecessary pain or suffering is the best way to ensure that the end of the relationship paves the path to a healing process, not a hurtful one. To end a relationship gracefully, take cues from these end-of-relationship quotes so that if you ever cross paths again you can avoid feeling embarrassed or bitter.

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Anubhuti Mishra
Anubhuti Mishra
Relationship Expert

A marked inclination toward understanding human emotions and relationships led Anubhuti to become a certified Relationship Expert. With dual



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