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Top 52 Closure Quotes

Closure Quotes

This post contains some of the best closure quotes.

Closure Quotes

1. “Almost relationships mostly end without closure. You may never know why things ended or why it fizzled out, was it you or was it them — and so many other unanswered questions. You will learn that if the relationship was never defined in the first place, then it will end without explanations too.” — Rania Naim

2. “Closure doesn’t really exist….That’s why we’re always looking for it.” ― Maggie Shipstead

3. “Closure is an American lie used to justify revenge. Healing is getting used to the pain, learning to be damaged.” ― Tim Morrison

4. “Closure is only a fairytale, a myth, a legend. The only true closure can come from within…this is a type of love story where the happy ending lies in not finding Prince Charming. Rather, it lies in the realization that he never existed at all.” — Shahida Arabi

5. “Closure is when raw memory blurs to become the folklore of life.” ― Stewart Stafford

6. “Closure, for me, would mean accepting my circumstances rather than trying to alter them to serve me best.” ― Samra Habib

7. “Closure. That’s probably the most unrealistic word in the English vocabulary. It’s up there with heartbreak, pain, loss, and abandonment, all these things that you’re supposed to get over and mend and heal but really, do you ever get over those moments?”” — Katie Kacvinsky

8. “Closure: Now there’s a silly idea. Nothing ever gets closure, the only real closure is death. Maybe it’s not a good idea to stare a dying bird in the eye. It might reflect something back at you that you don’t want to see.” ― A.D. Aliwat

9. “Dictionaries describe closure as the “act of closing or the state of being closed; a bringing to an end, a conclusion.” In Gestalt psychology it is the “tendency to create ordered and satisfying wholes.”” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

10. “Don’t waste any more of your precious time seeking closure because he’s already provided it to you. I know you feel you need a verbal conversation to obtain closure, but the fact is, a man left you without speaking a word leaving you confused with no clue of any kind speaks volumes about his character.” – Leslie Braswell

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11. “I no longer seek closure, no more bitterness and my heart is no longer cold for I have found the love you were incapable of providing and I have found warmth in the arms of someone better.” — R.H. Sin

12. “If emotional pain or problems have cropped up in your life, you must insist on getting closure. Closure means you don’t carry the problem or the pain. You address the issue, then you slam shut the book and put it away.” — Phil McGraw

13. “If you look back at the origins of the word, closure comes from an old Latin source meaning “closing the gap between two things”—or to enclose so as not to disturb your neighbors. But in modern society, where grief disturbs our neighbors who want to fix and heal us so they don’t have to feel their own grief, closure has taken on the clichéd meaning of “wrapping up a situation.”” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

14. “If you’ve ever let yourself fall to pieces, cried, begged and groveled to a man to take you back after a breakup, or if you have ever sought closure, then you’ve never learned the art or the power of no contact. Now is the time to learn it, live it and master it.” – Leslie Braswell

15. “It wasn’t closure, really. But I’d said the right things. I’d hit on some truths. Maybe some things didn’t get closure. Maybe some things weren’t really worth it, or didn’t really need it, and after a while the unimportance would become obvious.” ― Vee Hoffman

16. “It’s normal to want closure, but realize you’re the only one that needs it. He doesn’t.” – Leslie Braswell

17. “Listen, there are different ways of getting closure and one of those ways might be to make someone miserable for the sake of satisfying your petty soul.” ― Mia Sosa

18. “No desperately seeking closure emails. No “Hi, how are you?” No wishing him a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year or Happy Birthday. Not a peep!” – Leslie Braswell

19. “Some chapters just have to close without closure. You cant lose yourself by trying to fix what’s meant to stay broken.” ― Nitya Prakash

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20. “Sometimes it’s better to just let things be, let people go, don’t fight for closure, don’t ask for explanations, don’t chase answers and don’t expect people to understand where you’re coming from.” — Rania Naim

21. “Sometimes the only way to get closure is by accepting that you’ll never get it.” ― John Mark Green

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

23. “Sometimes you don’t get closure you just move on.” — Unknown

24. “The only time you’ll ever be satisfied and obtain closure with a breakup is when you’re the one breaking up. Accept the fact unless a breakup ends on your terms any breakup you experience in the future will end with pain and heartache.” – Leslie Braswell

25. “There will be no closure, no resolution. I lie awake thinking about it and I ache. There can be no greater agony, nothing can be more painful than the not knowing, which will never end.” — Paula Hawkins

26. “We are pressured to find closure on the work situation, the romantic relationship, and even on a death. But how do we find an ending on a process that encompasses the integration and healing not only of a loss but of a person whom we deeply loved?” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

27. “We demand closure as though our lives were put together as neatly as novels, but the fact of the matter is they’re not. In real life, relationships are messy and poorly written, ending too early or too late, and sometimes in the middle of a sentence.” — Beau Taplin

28. “What was closure if not a clock? Not an end as everyone imagined, but a beginning.” ― Celeste Chaney

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29. “You don’t need someone who isn’t strong enough to love you. You don’t need someone who can’t even face you and tell you why they had to walk away. You don’t need closure.” — Rania Naim

30. “You don’t need to message them to receive closure and move on. You can just move on, on your own and feel better about in the long run. You don’t need anything more from then and a text won’t change anything.” — Amanda Jensen

31. “You may be seeking closure in an attempt to save the broken relationship. It’s very likely towards the end of the relationship; Mr. Ex began to detach himself emotionally. Chances are he stopped initiating calls, texts and stopped making plans in advance. When this happened you may have unintentionally shifted into the pursuer mode without even knowing that you were doing it.” – Leslie Braswell

32. “You want clarity and closure, but it never comes. You have to ride this ride with bravery. Putting on a brave face and handling the conflicting emotions you experience takes self-control.” – Leslie Braswell

33.  “Closure is just as delusive-it is the false hope that we can deaden our living grief.” ― Stephen Grosz

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34. “Desperate to feel better, your body, heart, and mind fixate on being close to your now ex because being with them felt wonderful and being away from them feels terrible. As you unsuccessfully attempt to reconnect, you begin to experience obsessive thinking, cravings, emotional distress, and a desire to act in harmful ways. So, biologically, it makes sense why it’s so hard to let go of your ex. Not to mention that your entire lifestyle’s changing, which can be jarring and emotionally heartbreaking all at once!” – Cortney Soderlind Warren, PhD

35. “You can learn to let go of your ex and release the heavy heartache of this breakup. As you do, the energy you’ve spent suffering can be reinvested in your future—to growing, exploring, and experimenting with the next phase of your life.” – Cortney Soderlind Warren, PhD

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36. “You need to have some sort of closure in order to move on. This can come in the form of a final conversation, letter, or even just understanding why things ended. It is important to get all of the answers you need in order to start the process of closure.” – Victoria Onica

37. “When you’re struggling to let go of your ex, you may try to deceive yourself by thinking things like I can’t live without them or I have to make them want me again. I can fix this. Those thoughts will be reflected in your behaviors and feelings as you try to entice your ex back or live in a fantasy that’s ultimately untrue. A more honest response to your breakup may be something like I’m very sad that my ex and I broke up. I wish we were still together. But we’re not, so I’m going to make choices that reflect that reality.” – Cortney Soderlind Warren, PhD

38. “Letting yourself feel authentic emotion associated with your breakup instead of staying fixated on how your relationship used to be or could be in the future will help you move on.” – Cortney Soderlind Warren, PhD

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39. “Don’t be hard on yourself if you struggle or make a mistake; this is all new and it takes practice! Read your motivational statement to remind yourself that you’re committed to using these skills even when it’s hard, because you want to let go of your ex and create a fulfilling future.” – Cortney Soderlind Warren, PhD

40. “Denial is a natural part of the grieving process, but it can become problematic if it goes on for too long. If you find yourself stuck in denial, there are a few things you can do to try to get past it. It is important to recognize when it gets out of control and takes over your life. You might keep waiting for your ex to come back or holding onto hope that the relationship can be repaired. But if the relationship is over, you need to let go and move on.” – Victoria Onica

41. “Learning to let go and get over what has just happened to you will take time. In its own way a marriage breakup feels like a bereavement. Arguably it is worse than a bereavement at first, because on top of the emptiness and shock, you have to deal with other emotions such as jealousy and rejection. However, as time passes you will realise that better times are ahead and that one day you will feel much better.” – Danielle Barbereau

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42. “Shifting your own narrative about your ex by seeing some of the fundamentally flawed beliefs you hold about them can change your entire experience of your breakup. Chipping away at the deceptive fantasy of who your ex is in your own mind will help you let go and move on.” – Cortney Soderlind Warren, PhD

43. “Sometimes, they are not the ones you thought would be there for you. You will be hurt by ‘friends’ who are no longer around for you. These were only ‘fair weather friends’. It hurts, but you have to let go.” – Danielle Barbereau

44. “The more you can accept your breakup as a loss while making amends for your role and choosing to forgive the past, the easier it’ll be for you to let go of your ex and start your next adventure.” – Cortney Soderlind Warren, PhD

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45. “This is a dangerous phase because it can lead to some very destructive behaviors. If you find yourself thinking about revenge, it’s important to take a step back and try to let go of that hate.” – Victoria Onica

46. “The more you’re able to radically accept your breakup and embrace it as a learning experience, the easier it’ll be to let go of your pain and your ex.” – Cortney Soderlind Warren, PhD

47. “Accepting that we bear some responsibility for the messy aftershocks of a failed relationship makes it easier to let go of past pain because we remember that we’re all human. And, consequently, we’re all flawed. We all have baggage. Every one of us is fighting an internal battle over some painful past experiences that the outside world can’t necessarily see or understand. This includes your ex, your parents, your friends, and even your enemies. As we clumsily try to figure ourselves out and grapple with our wounds, we affect each other. Sometimes we really hurt each other” – Cortney Soderlind Warren, PhD

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48. “If you want to move on, then you need to let go. And the only way to do that is to have no contact with your ex whatsoever. This can be difficult, especially if you have to see them on a regular basis. But it is important to remember that no contact is for your own good.” – Victoria Onica

49. “Forgiveness is not about excusing their behavior; it’s about acknowledging that you can let go of the pain you’re experiencing if you actively choose to.” – Cortney Soderlind Warren, PhD

50. “Not being given an explanation is certainly not unusual but it is infinitely cruel. Not only does it show a complete disregard for your feelings but also annihilates the value of the years you spent together. You are left wondering why. You blame yourself. This adds to the feeling of powerlessness, because you have no closure, let alone the opportunity to do anything to repair the relationship. After many years together, you feel you certainly deserve the respect of being given an explanation, but in many cases this will never happen.” – Danielle Barbereau

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51. “As you grieve and come to accept that your relationship is over, you can let go of past pain by taking responsibility for your role, apologizing to those you’ve hurt along the way, and actively choosing to forgive. The more empathy and compassion you can develop for yourself and others, the better, because we’ve all lived through something that rocked us to our core. You can’t avoid pain and loss in life; they’re an inevitable part of the journey. Instead, the goal is to learn from every experience and make choices that reflect better versions of ourselves along the way.” – Cortney Soderlind Warren, PhD

52. “As you let go of the pain of the past through forgiveness and by making amends, you can make value-based choices that will lead you to the next great chapter of your life.” – Cortney Soderlind Warren, PhD

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