41 Quotes About Failed Marriages

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Having a successful and happy marriage in your life is one of the greatest challenges for many. It requires a lot of hard work, commitment, and desire. These quotes about failed marriages capture the life of those less lucky.

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

“After three failed marriages, I know what its like to be replaced. So thats kind of how Joey Harrington must feel today. A former No. 1 choice looks to me like hes going to be a bust in Detroit.”

“And she’s got brains enough for two, which is the exact quantity the girl who marries you will need.”

“Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.”

“Cleaning up after themselves was a low priority for Margo and my mother. They had both recovered from cancer scares, failed marriages, and lost hope; in their opinion, dirt could wait.”

“Everything has added up to a load that I’m getting tired of carrying. It’s gotten so complicated.”

“Here’s something else to think about: calling when you say you’re going to is the very first brick in the house you are building of love and trust.”

“I don’t want to be married just to be married. I can’t think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can’t talk to, or worse, someone I can’t be silent with.”

“I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother.”

“I love marriage. I failed at marriage, but I’d rather go into anything with gusto and fail than go into it half-assed.”

“If I get married, I want to be very married.”

“If variety is the spice of life, marriage is the big can of leftover Spam.”

“If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.”

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

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

“It takes three to make love, not two: you, your spouse, and God. Without God people only succeed in bringing out the worst in one another.”

“It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong.”

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the
shores of your souls.”

“Marriage can wait, education cannot.”

“Marriage is a fine institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.”

“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.”

“Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.”

“Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage – they’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.”

“Mom also hinted a couple of times that it was good I was going to college, since with one failed marriage behind me, I ‘d have trouble landing a good husband and would need something to fall back on.”

“No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn’t in submission to God!”

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

“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you.”

“Somebody who has been in a very bad wreck is going to be very conscientious about not speeding through a yellow light… You just learn so many good lessons when you go through a failed marriage.”

“Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.”

“The children of violently unhappy marriages, like my mother, are often hamstrung for life, but the children of happier marriages have problems too – all the worse, perhaps, because they
don’t have virtue on their side.”

“The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving.”

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

“The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.”

“The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing – and then marry him.”

“There is no loneliness like that of a failed marriage.”

“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”

“To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.”

“What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else.”

“When in a relationship, a real man doesn’t make his woman jealous of others, he makes others jealous of his woman.”

“When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.”

“You kids were all in college, and I suddenly saw that I was stuck alone with a man who, all those years later, was still wanting me to be someone I wasn’t.”

There are certain qualities and strengths of an individual that make them desirable to marry above others.