31 Quotes About Failing Relationships


There comes a point in your life when you are forced to ask yourself the question of if you are happy or not. For some, they end up desiring to change their relationship status and move in a different direction. This is not a fault of your own. These quotes about failing relationships capture these types of circumstances and the difficulty for many to find their feet back on solid ground after a big change.

“A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence; which costs us nothing.”

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

“A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.”

“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.”

“Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.”

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”

“Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted makeup.”

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

“Forget the laughs, forget the fights, forget the sex, forget the jealousy.”

“I didn’t want the lyrics to be about specific things in my life, I wanted them to be about generalised experiences I’d had.”

“I learned something from a string of failed relationships. You don’t see a pattern quickly. You see it over time. I learned to stop jumping in at the first sign of attraction. As soon as you’re attracted to someone, you go for it – whether or not it’s a good idea. Basically, just going out and getting laid.”

“If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.”

“Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.”

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”

“Relationships end, but they don’t end your life. But people do often spending more time finding out about failed relationships than finding successful ones.”

“Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.”

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”

“There are times when two people need to step apart from one another, but there is no rule that says they have to turn and fire.”

“There’s nothing worse than walking around and talking about your failed relationship, all day, every day, for months on end.”

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”

“We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.”

“When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.”

“When you end up happily married, even the failed relationships have worked beautifully to get you there.”

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”

“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.”

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”

There are many aspects of a relationship that can make the situation difficult for some.

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