33 Quotes About Unhappy Relationships

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Leaving a bad relationship can leave you in a spot for new opportunities in growth and learning. These quotes about unhappy relationships capture some of the most common symptoms that serve as the root cause of unhappiness.

“A deadness occurs in relationships when people are no longer willing to tell each other how they really feel.”

“All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

“An argument is always about what has been made more important than the relationship.”

“Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it’s no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.”

“Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.”

“I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.”

“If you are happy, you can give happiness. If you don’t love yourself and if you are unhappy with yourself, you can’t give anything else but that.”

“If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.”

“If you want to be a real human being – a real woman, a real man – you cannot tolerate things which put you to indignation, to outrage. You must stand up. I always say to people, ‘Look around; look at what makes you unhappy, what makes you furious, and then engage yourself in some action.'”

“It hurts the most when the person who made you feel so special yesterday makes you feel so unwanted today.”

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

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

“Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.”

“Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate.”

“Not necessity, not desire – no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything – health, food, a place to live, entertainment – they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.”

“Remember that no relationship is a total waste of time. You can always learn something about yourself.”

“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything… whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.”

“That’s how stories happen — with a turning point, an unexpected twist. There’s only one kind of happiness, but misfortune comes in all shapes and sizes. ”

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.”

“The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think.”

“The unhappy person resents it when you try to cheer him up, because that means he has to stop dwelling on himself and start paying attention to the universe. ”

“There are trees of a thousand sorts, and all have their several fruits; and I feel the most unhappy man in the world not to know them, for I am well assured that they are all valuable. I bring home specimens of them, and also of the land.”

“There you go…let it all slide out. Unhappiness can’t stick in a person’s soul when it’s slick with tears.”

“Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.”

“We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.”

“We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain.”

“What you must understand about me is that I’m a deeply unhappy person.”

“When unhappy, one doubts everything; when happy, one doubts nothing.”

“Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences.”

“Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.”

“You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes.”

“You can’t be unhappy in the middle of a big, beautiful river.”

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”

Knowing where you stand in your relationship can help you to determine if you are content with where you are at or not.