37 Quotes About Troubled Marriages


Having a troubled marriage can be disheartening and consume majority of your time and emotional strength. Here are some quotes about troubled marriages that capture the challenges and difficulty in seeking resolution.

“A good marriage is a contest of generosity.”

“A good marriage is the union of two good forgivers.”

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”

“As for his secret to staying married, my wife tells me that if I ever decide to leave, she is coming with me.”

“Be presidents of each other’s fan clubs.”

“Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.”

“Choose your love, then love your choice.”

“Divorce is like an amputation. Sometimes it’s necessary but it should be avoided if at all possible because it brings about a permanent disability.”

“Each divorce is the death of a small civilization.”

“Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.”

“I am convinced that if we as a society work diligently in every other area of life and neglect the family, it would be analogous to straightening deck chairs on the Titanic.”

“I like not only to be loved, but to be told that I am loved; the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave.”

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.”

“If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you’d have a lot of overlap.”

“In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, the grounds for marriage.”

“It is sometimes essential for a husband and a wife to quarrel – they get to know each other better.”

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness.”

“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.”

“Love doesn’t commit suicide. We have to kill it. Though, it’s true that it often simply dies of our neglect.”

“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”

“Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.”

“Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.”

“Marriage is our society’s most pro-child institution. If you want kids to do well, then you want marriage to do well.”

“Marriage, families, all relationships are more a process of learning the dance rather than finding the right dancer.”

“Marriage, like a submarine, is only safe if you get all the way inside.”

“Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.”

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

“Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved.”

“The goal is to have a conversation in a way so that you can have another conversation tomorrow.”

“The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they’re still alive.”

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”

“The success of marriage comes not in finding the “right” person, but in the ability of both partners to adjust to the real person they inevitably realize they married.”

“There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.”

“They say it takes a village to raise a child. That may be the case, but the truth is that it takes a lot of solid, stable marriages to create a village.”

“To get divorced because love has died, is like selling your car because it’s run out of gas.”

“To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.”

“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.”

Finding a way to heal as a couple will ultimately grant yourself peace and bring in a new age of communication.

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