37 Quotes About a Failing Marriage

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Losing a marriage can make you seem like you are a failure at life. These quotes about a failing marriage will remind you about the difficulty that these types of relationships can bring to your life.

“All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can’t bat a thousand all the time.”

“But marriage goes in waves. You’ve got to be patient. People bail and give up on their marriages way too early. They just don’t put the work and the effort into it. You’ve got to suck up your ego a lot of times, because that can be a big downfall.”

“But the concept and roots of human marriage are in God’s own action, and therefore what the Bible says about God’s design for marriage is crucial.”

“Don’t hang on to small annoyances. So many marriages have slowly deteriorated over the smallest, silliest things.”

“Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable.”

“God intends each of our marriages to be a way for us to be totally fulfilled, but we have to live as an example of Christ’s love for us.”

“I admire people’s marriages, and I think it’s a wonderful thing to have, but I don’t think it’s the only way to live. I think there are many ways to live and many ways to establish intimate support in your life that can be from family or friends or great roommates that you like.”

“I believe the wedding vows are sacred and precious, and it’s been one of my goals as a writer to portray the kind of marriages I’ve seen modeled in my family – my parents and grandparents, who all celebrated fifty-year anniversaries and well-beyond.”

“I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.”

“I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don’t regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can’t have it all.”

“I think sometimes we look at other people’s marriages and we think they must always be so happy together. I don’t know anybody who’s married for a long time who hasn’t somehow made room in their love story for the hate and resentment that they sometimes feel toward each other.”

“If only the strength of the love that people feel when it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive as the love we feel when it is not; then marriages would be truly made in heaven.”

“In every union roles are assumed, some traditional, some not. My husband used to pay his own bills, I used to call my own repairman. But as marriages progress, you surrender areas of your own competence, often without even knowing it.”

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

“Let us be honest with each other. The threat to marriage is not the gays. It is a lack of loving commitment – whether it is found in the form of neglect, indifference, cruelty or adultery, to name just a few manifestations of the loveless desert in which too many marriages come to grief.”

“Marriage is a beautiful relationship that unifies two individuals, binding them together through their commitment.”

“Marriage is a huge investment: of time, of energy and of emotion. Protect and keep contributing to your investment.”

“Marriage is survived just on the basis of ordinary etiquette, day in and day out. Also cooking together helps a lot… I’ve seen all these marriages that failed. Those people are always hollering at each other. That doesn’t work.”

“Marriages survive when partners prioritize their marital relationship over other interpersonal relationships.”

“Marriages, like careers, need constant nurturing… the secret of having it all is loving it all.”

“Maybe one of the most heartening findings from the psychology of pleasure is there’s more to looking good than your physical appearance. If you like somebody, they look better to you.”

“Mergers are like marriages. They are the bringing together of two individuals. If you wouldn’t marry someone for the ‘operational efficiencies’ they offer in the running of a household, then why would you combine two companies with unique cultures and identities for that reason?”

“More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.”

“My dad is from Japanese descent, my mom is from Swedish descent and, through marriages and divorces, a pretty multicultural family – a lot of Spanish speakers in the family.”

“My daughter is a good, caring, compassionate person. To me that’s the true meaning of success, even though the marriages didn’t work out. My success with my daughter is all that matters.”

“Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage.”

“Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.”

“Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.”

“Somehow, I became hyperfocused on all I felt was wrong with my husband and blinded to all that was good. I complained and nagged and set out to change him. And I almost destroyed my marriage in the process.”

“The best marriages are the ones where we can go out in the world and really put ourselves out there. A lot of times we’ll fail, and sometimes we’ll pull it off. But good marriages are when you can go home and know that your vulnerability will be honored as courage, and that you’ll find support.”

“The great marriages are partnerships. It can’t be a great marriage without being a partnership.”

“The great trouble is that men do not understand the different needs of their spouses. Marriages are being destroyed because men don’t see that women are looking for totally different things from their marriage.”

“The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory; it is one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived.”

“Then if marriage is not a contract, what is it? It is an unconditional commitment into which a man and woman enter for life.”

“They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.”

“Tragically, it never dawned on either of us that God might have a design for husbands and wives, and a good plan to protect and bless our marriage.”

“What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.”

There are many mistakes that can be made that lead to you failing at your marriage. Not any one person is to blame in this situation.

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