49 Quotes About Struggles in Relationships

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There is no such thing as the argument free relationship. Challenges find us in every aspect of our life. These quotes about struggles in relationships capture some of the biggest struggles we may experience.

“A man can be himself alone so long as he is alone… if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.”

“A shallow person will have only shallow relationships.”

“All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.”

“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”

“Cheating and lying aren’t struggles, they’re reasons to break up.”

“Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.”

“Decisive moment: the one when you will be really alone. And it is perhaps this that makes her hesitate: not the void, but the vastness of the solitude. It’s as well if you are frightened of solitude. It’s a sign that you have come to the moment of your birth.”

“Every kind of creative work demands solitude, and being alone, constructively alone, is a prerequisite for every phase of the creative process.”

“For lack of an occasional expression of love, a relationship strong at the seams can wear thin in the middle.”

“Hold no grudges and practice forgiveness. This is the key to having peace in all your relationships.”

“I am never less alone than when alone.”

“I feel the same way about solitude as some people feel about the blessing of the church. It’s the light of grace for me. I never close my door behind me without the awareness that I am carrying out an act of mercy toward myself.”

“I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”

“I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”

“I was a man who thrived on solitude; without it I was like another man without food or water. Each day without solitude weakened me. I took no pride in my solitude; but I was dependent on it. The darkness of the room was like sunlight to me”

“If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company.”

“If your love for another person doesn’t include loving yourself then your love is incomplete.”

“In a relationship, it is demeaning to constantly seek your partner’s approval . In such relationships, real caring, depth or even love is missing.”

“In everybody’s life there’s a point of no return. And in a very few cases, a point where you can’t go forward anymore. And when we reach that point, all we can do is quietly accept the fact. That’s how we survive.”

“In general, the problem in a relationship is when the couple stagnate.”

“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”

“Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.”

“Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.”

“Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.”

“Not everyone knows how to be alone with others, how to share solitude. We have to help each other to understand how to be in our solitude, so that we can relate to each other without grabbing on to each other. We can be interdependent but not dependent. Loneliness is rejected despondency. Solitude is shared interdependence.”

“Now, more than ever, we need our solitude. Being alone gives us the power to regulate and adjust our lives. It can teach us fortitude and the ability to satisfy our own needs. A restorer of energy, the stillness of alone experiences provides us with much-needed rest. It brings forth our longing to explore, our curiosity about the unknown, our will to be an individual, our hopes for freedom. Alone time is fuel for life.”

“One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude.”

“Our language has widely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude” to express the glory of being alone.”

“People who need people are threatened by people who don’t. The idea of seeking contentment alone is heretical, for society steadfastly decrees that our completeness lies in others.”

“Practically all creative people, and certainly most geniuses, have preferred to be alone for long periods, especially when producing their best work.”

“Problems in relationship occur because each person is concentrating on what is missing in the other person.”

“Quietly endure, silently suffer and patiently wait.”

“Secrets are festering parasites to a relationship, devouring their hosts from within, leaving behind a empty hollow husk of what once was.”

“Solitude is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it.”

“Solitude was my only consolation – deep, dark, deathlike solitude.”

“Talent is nurtured in solitude … A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.”

“The best thinking has been done in solitude.”

“The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone—that is the secret of invention: be alone, that is when ideas are born.”

“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”

“The reason that extended solitude seemed so hard to endure was not that we missed others but that we began to wonder if we ourselves were present, because for so long our existence depended upon assurances from them.”

“Then stirs the feeling infinite, so felt in solitude, where we are least alone”

“There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another.”

“There is only one solitude, and it is vast, heavy, difficult to bear, and almost everyone has hours when he would gladly exchange it for any kind of sociability, however trivial or cheap, for the tiniest outward agreement with the first person who comes along….”

“To have passed through life and never experienced solitude is to have never known oneself. To have never known oneself is to have never known anyone.”

“Trouble is part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough.”

“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.”

“We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.”

“When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death—ourselves.”

“You think that I am impoverishing myself withdrawing from men, but in my solitude I have woven for myself a silken web or chrysalis, and, nymph-like, shall ere long burst forth a more perfect creature, fitted for a higher society.”

Not letting yourself become too stationary will keep things moving in an advantageous way.