Dealing with breakup

98 Best Last Words To Say To An Ex (No Matter The Situation)


Do you want to get closure? Do you want to make your ex want you back? Or do you want to let them know how much they hurt you?

You only get one chance to tell your ex what’s exactly on your heart and mind. Finding the best last words to say to an ex is no easy task.

However, when you know what you want to say and how to make them feel, half of your job is already done.

The last words to say to your ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend should be honest and to the point and bring you a sense of relief. When you say everything you need, there will be no regrets in the future.

Below you’ll find the best last words to say to an ex according to how you feel about them and the whole situation. So, let’s see!

Note: Some of these last words are collected by unknown authors while others are written by me. ?

Best Last Words To Say To An Ex

I remember when I was struggling to find the last words to end a long-distance relationship. I would overthink for days what to say to him, and then I decided to keep it simple. So, I suggest the same for you. Here are some of the best last words to say to your ex-GF or ex-BF:

1. “It hurts to let go, but I know deep down that it’s the right thing to do.”

2. “Whatever happened, and however it ended, know that you did change my life for the better.”

3. “Farewell hurts so much when the story is not over, but we have to close the book.”

4. “Thank you for everything. I’m glad that we met, but now it’s time to go our separate ways.”

5. “Honestly, I’m happy with how things ended, no regrets.”

6. “Never regret. If it’s good, it’s great. If it’s bad, it’s experience.”

7. “I’m glad you were part of my life for some time, and I’m sorry that it didn’t work out between us.”

8. “Hey, I just want to end this by saying I’m sorry about everything that happened between us.”

9. “I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t an emptiness in my heart.”

10. “I wish you all the best in life. You’re a special person who deserves it!”

11. “Even though we’re no longer together, you’ll always have a special place in my heart.”

12. “We had something special when things were good. No one can ever take that away.”

13. “It hurts that we were not right for each other, but some things are not meant to be.”

14. “Before we were lovers, we were always good friends. I’ll still be there for you if you ever need me.”

15. “It’s right for us to move on to a new chapter, but I’ll always cherish our memories together.”

16. “My life is better for having known you. I wish you only the best.”

How Do You Say The Last Goodbye To Your Ex?

Saying the last goodbye is about letting your partner know that this is the last time they will hear from you. If you were in a long-term serious relationship, saying the last goodbye to your ex-partner must be difficult. The following examples will help you find the right words to say your last goodbye:

1. “This will be the last time you hear from me. Please respect this boundary.”

2. “This is me saying my last goodbye to you. I have no regrets, and I wish you the best of luck in the future.”

3. “For the first time in my life, I’m 100% sure that going our separate ways is the best decision we’ve ever made. I wish you all the best.”

4. “No hard feelings, but this is the last time I’ll be messaging you. I need to make a new start.”

5. “I wish nothing but the best for you, but this is the end for us.”

6. “Not every love story is bound to last. I’ve enjoyed ours, but now is time to move on.”

7. “Today is the day I make a clean break and start to build a new me away from you. Bye.”

8. “To have our best future, we need to cut each other out.”

9. “Starting a new chapter in our lives is probably the best thing we can do at the moment.”

10. “I’ll let you know if I ever want to be friends. All the best.”

11. “It’s best for both of us if we draw a line and move on from here. Take care.”

12. “Thank you for every special moment spent with you. We had our ups and downs, but now is the time to move on because we both know it’s the right thing to do.”

13. “This is me signing off. All the best!”

14. “We have our memories, and I’m happy about that, but this is the point where I move on for good. Bye.”

15. “I thought I could be friends with you, but I’m afraid that’s not really the smart thing to do. Going no contact will help us get the closure both of us need.”

What To Say To An Ex For Closure

Before I type anything else, I feel the urge to share these wise words by Psychology Today: “Closure doesn’t involve anyone else but you.” So, what can I say to my ex to get closure and end things on good terms? Worry not, here are the best last words to say to an ex for closure:

1. “We had some fun times, but looking back – it just wasn’t worth it.”

2. “I’m not mad at you, and I have no regrets. I just want you to know that I’m happy we met, and I’m also sad that it didn’t work out between us.”

3. “I’ve come to terms with how things ended. I hope you have too.”

4. “I sincerely hope that you’ll meet someone special in the future and that you’ll be able to establish a happy relationship.”

5. “I’m moving on, but if there is anything I should have done differently, please let me know.”

6. “For a long time, I refused to accept that we were no longer happy together. Today, I can honestly admit that breaking up is a good decision for both of us.”

7. “Are you in a place where you can move on?”

8. “There’s no point in forcing things, and that’s exactly what we’ve been doing for a while now. It’s time to face the truth and admit to ourselves that our relationship has no future. That being said, I wish you the best of luck because I’m moving on.”

9. “If there is anything you want to say, I’m here to listen and not judge.”

10. “I just want to know, what made you want to give up on us?”

11. “As I’m seeking closure, I have one question for you: Do you think breaking up was the right thing to do?”

12. “How do you feel about us now that everything is said and done?”

13. “It’s going to be hard, but I’m just going to draw a line in the sane and move on.”

14. “Goodbyes are always hard, but sometimes they are necessary. Both of us deserve to be with the right person. Unfortunately, I wasn’t the right person for you, and you weren’t for me. Good luck and goodbye.”

15. “It was a wild ride – that’ll never change. But now on to new beginnings for us both.”

16. “I wish you the best in the future. I really mean that, and I am fine with seeing you move on.”

What Can You Say To Make Your Ex Want You Back?

Ask them about their well-being, and express your deepest feelings. If you want to get your ex back, the last thing you want is for them to think you’re desperate. If you still love them, saying these things will help you get them back:

1. “I’ve just realized that you’re more to me than just a partner. You are my soulmate, my best friend, and my favorite person. I love you, and I hope you feel the same way about me too.”

2. “I have to be honest; it’s difficult for me to let you go.”

3. “Hi [ex’s name], I’ve been doing some thinking, and I really regret how things between us ended. I understand if you’re not up to it, but I would love to grab dinner and talk.”

4. “The more I think about a future without you, the deeper the wound feels. I was wondering if we could start over again?”

5. “I live in the hope that our paths will cross again one day. I thought I was ready to let go, but I’m totally not.”

6. “You’re worth fighting for. I would move the earth for you. I was wondering if you feel the same way about me?”

7. “I don’t even want to think about being in a new relationship with someone else because I know you’ll always be on my mind. You’ve always been my best friend and lover in one.”

8. “No matter what has happened, I still – and always will – love you.”

9. “Hi, I just wanted to say I’m thinking about you, and I really hope we can still be friends at some point in the future. No pressure, but let me know if or when you’re ready to talk.”

10. “I know I’ll never find someone as special as you again, no matter where I look. That’s not the only thing that worries me. I know we had something special, and I’m just not ready to let it go.”

11. “I miss you like this, like a butterfly that flies to and fro, looking for sunflower petals but never found. Do you miss me too?”

12. “I really hope this isn’t the last goodbye. But if it is, know that you’re taking a piece of me with you.”

13. “Hey, I know it’s been a minute, but I was thinking about you the other day and just wanted to check in. No pressure, but I would love to talk on the phone sometime.”

14. “I’ll leave the door open. you can contact me anytime you want.”

15. “I’ll give you some time to think about everything that happened between us. Then we can have a talk about what to do next because I’m so not ready to let you go.”

16. “The more I think about a future without you, the deeper the wound feels.”

What To Say To An Ex Who Hurt You

An ex who hurt you deserves to hear how poorly they treated you and how much they hurt you with their actions. Hurtful things to say to an ex are sometimes the best bet. That being said, here are the best last words to say to an ex who hurt you and led you to heartbreak:

1. “I’m struggling to realize why I fell in love with you in the first place. I now realize how poorly you treated me.”

2. “Thank you for hurting me because it helped me raise my standards.”

3. “The only thing I would have done differently would have been to end it sooner.”

4. “When we decided to break up, I thought I’d feel miserable for months. Fortunately, I’m so much happier now that we aren’t together.”

5. “I’d like to say we’d be better as friends, but I don’t think that is true.”

6. “I thought you were a special person, but it turned out that you’re the only person who managed to hurt me on so many levels. Does knowing this make you happy?”

7. “The fact that I don’t feel upset says it all.”

8. “Yes, I did cry at first because we’re no longer together, but now, I couldn’t be happier!”

9. “Now I’ve made space in my life, I can finally fill it with something good.”

10. “I want you to know that you hurt me a lot, and I’m not sure that I’ll be able to forgive you. I hope you’ll carry that burden with you because that’s exactly what you deserve.”

11. “I should have listened to what everyone was saying about you at the start – that’s my bad.”

12. “Guess what? I feel so much happier now that we aren’t together.”

13. “When we just started dating, my friends warned me about you. Unfortunately, I didn’t listen to them. I saw what I wanted to see in you, and I heard the words I wanted to hear. Not any longer! I’m finally doing the right thing – running for my life.”

14. “I hope you have a good life and treat your next partner better than you did me.”

15. “No matter what I say to you, it won’t bear fruit because you’ll still be the same person who hurt me and who would do it again if you had the chance. That’s why I’m moving on for good.”

16. “I thought you were my partner, but it turned out that you were my biggest enemy who didn’t care about hurting my feelings.”

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BONUS: 19 Quotes To Make Your Ex Feel Bad

If you‘re wondering about how to hurt your ex and make them feel bad, I might have something special in store for you! Your final words can also be quotes (to make your ex feel bad).

PRO TIP: You can either send them a text message or post some of these quotes on social media.

1. “It’s sad, isn’t it? I once thought the world of you, and now you’re just another lesson.” – Beau Taplin

2. “When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead.” – Barney Stinson

3. “A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.” – Marilyn Monroe

4. “I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.” – Coco Chanel

5. “The only thing more beautiful than a woman who knows what she wants is a woman who isn’t waiting on anybody else to get it for her.” – Unknown

6. “The moment you feel you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away.” – Alysia Harris

7. “You can’t make a man treat you right, but you can make him wish he did.” – Unknown

8. “Never love anybody who treats you like you’re ordinary.” – Oscar Wilde

9. “Better to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln

10. “Women are angels. And when someone breaks our wings, we continue to fly… on a broomstick. We’re flexible like that.” – Unknown

11. “Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up.” – Marian Keyes

12. “I was raised to be an independent woman, not the victim of anything.” – Kamala Harris

13. “Fall in love with a person who enjoys your madness. Not an Idiot who forces you to be normal.” – Unknown

14. “What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.“ – Ellen Burstyn

15. “I have standards. Step up or step out.” – Steve Maraboli

16. “People like you are the reason we have middle fingers.” – Alexandra Bracken

17. “One day they’ll realize they lost a diamond while playing with worthless stones.” – Turcois Ominek

18. “There are better people in the world, do not let the worst do the worst to you; you deserve the best in life.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

19. “Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.” – Roy T. Bennett

Take Your Time!

Have these best last words to say to an ex helped you find what you were looking for? Or are you still thinking about what to say to your ex?

The worst-case scenario: You say something to your ex and then regret it the next day. Mean things to say to your ex can be a double-edged sword.

If you’re not really sure about what you want to say to them, just take your time. You can also talk to mutual friends to hear their point of view. Good luck!



Category: Dealing with breakup

Roberta Carroll

My approach is eclectic and holistic with a focus on mindfulness. I have received certifications in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy (trauma), among others. I spent over 10 years at the Veteran’s Administration in Louisville, KY, working as a psychotherapist with veterans of all ages and genders on a wide variety of issues. Prior to that my focus was on young adults and their families and older adults dealing with loss. Individuals have met with me for help to address depression and anxiety, grief, trauma and relational issues as well as work-related/everyday stressors. The therapeutic process provides a safe place for the client, in collaboration with their therapist, to process distress, discover areas of “stuckness” and move forward into a life of increased meaning and joy. Accepting our imperfections and practicing self-compassion can be a difficult as well as rewarding process. I have lived and worked in different areas of the country, have come to understand how regional differences affect our outlooks and appreciate the contrasts. I have relished the opportunity to assist clients as they carry the burdens of life. It would be my privilege to hear your story.

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