33 Quotes About Unhappy Marriages

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There are many causes to why your marriage can be led down a path of unhappiness. These quotes about unhappy marriages capture some of the depression and sadness that make people struggle daily to be successful in their relationship.

“A gentleman who had been very unhappy in marriage, married immediately after his wife died; it was the triumph of hope over experience.”

“A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.”

“A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.”

“And I know, with the newfuond clarity of being in a relationship myself, that my own parents were never happy together, and probably never would have been, whatever the circumstances.”

“As women in industrial societies join the paid workforce, they gain the economic means to depart unhappy marriages more easily.”

“But I had not quite fixed whether to make him [Don Juan] end in Hell-or in an unhappy marriage,-not knowing which would be the severest.”

“Chumps always make the best husbands. All the unhappy marriages come from the husbands having brains.”

“Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce.”

“I couldn’t think of anything worse than being in an unhappy marriage. It worries me because I’ve seen it destroy people.”

“I deal with unhappy marriages a lot. I’ve never been married, I’m single.”

“I find to my astonishment that an unhappy marriage goes on being unhappy when it is over.”

“If we must lose wife or husband when we live to our highest right, we lose an unhappy marriage as well, and we gain ourselves. But if a marriage is born between two already self-discovered, what a lovely adventure begins, hurricanes and all.”

“It is better to be unhappy in love than unhappy in marriage, but some people manage to be both.”

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”

“It was a strange feeling going into a church I did not know for a service that I did not really believe in, but once inside I couldn’t help a feeling of warmth and security.”

“It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone – so far.”

“I’ve always been suspicious of TV, I’ve always found music and video to be an unhappy marriage.”

“Marriage is like a series of opposing reflections, inverse images getting ever smaller like nesting dolls, each one of your trying to squeeze yourself smaller to fit inside the hopes of the other, until one of you cracks or stops existing.”

“Marriage is tough, because it is woven of all these various elements, the weak and the strong.”

“Married women are far more depressed than married men – in unhappy marriages, three times more; and – interestingly – in happy marriages, five times more.”

“Not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”

“She’s probably afraid you’ll turn out like her and be married to someone you can’t stand.”

“So far as you continue to entertain what makes you unhappy, you shall always dance to the tune of what will make you unhappy. A mindset change can cause a great change.”

“So many pleasing episodes of one’s life are spoiled by shouting. You never heard of an unhappy marriage unless the neighbors have heard it first.”

“Some people who think they are in unhappy marriages are just in unhappy bodies.”

“The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that of all the opportunities to show differences in character, surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest.”

“The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.”

“The happy marriage, which is the only proper nursery, is indissoluble. The unhappy marriage, which perpetually tells the child a bogey-man story about life, ought to be dissolved.”

“The majority of great men are the offspring of unhappy marriages.”

“The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.”

“The triumph of hope over experience.”

“Those who have made unhappy marriages walk on stilts, while the happy ones are on a level with the crowd. No one sees ’em!”

“When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.”

There are many perspectives of what makes an unhappy marriage. Keeping the big ones in mind will prepare you to confront these struggles early on.

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