Relationship Quotes

Quotes on relationships can be a source of help. Quotes can inspire people to think and feel in fresh ways about important problems.

Relationships are a dance in the messiness of life. We can all use more guideposts along the way.

This page is intended to be a breath of fresh air into old stuck ways of thinking and feeling. For example, never go to bed angry is terrible relationship advice. Arguing long into the night only makes things ugly. Wake up fresh & revisit the topic, I guarantee a greater possibility of success in problem solving.

Everyone arrives in my office describing themselves as having communication problems. There is a safety in starting there, which I completely understand, we all have to begin somewhere. However communication problems are really power struggles.

Everybody has power struggles. When someone over reacts it’s a power play to stop the dialogue. They want to monologue and win. These are the kinds of things I hope you will begin to think about to achieve greater success.

My quotes are reproduced here from pictures I have taken and added words to for instagram and twitter. You can find me and follow me on both @rhodaoncouples. I’m all about YOU learning about relationship survival here.

Thanks for taking time to visit & you might want to listen to my podcast What Healthy Couples Know That You Don’t

“Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.” –Bob Marley

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
Carl Jung

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“It is only when we no longer compulsively need someone that we can have a real relationship with them.” –Anthony Storr

“Real intimacy is only possible to the degree that we can be honest about what we are doing and feeling. “-Joyce Brothers

“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.” – William James

“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” — Epicurus

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“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.” — Henry Winkler

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” — James Baldwin

“When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships. “- Andy Warhol

“The one who loves the least, controls the relationship.” – Robert Anthony

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

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” — Carl Jung.

“Be honest, brutally honest. That is what’s going to maintain relationships.” –Lauryn Hill

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“Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.”– Leo F. Buscaglia

“Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.”-Hugh Mackay

“So many people prefer to live in drama because it’s comfortable. It’s like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship – it’s actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect.” –Ellen DeGeneres.

“In a relationship you have to open yourself up.” –Neil LaBute

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“A relationship requires a lot of work and commitment.” –Greta Scacchi

“Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.” –Chuck Palahniuk

“People change and forget to tell each other.” –Lillian Hellman

“Remember that no relationship is a total waste of time. You can always learn something about yourself.” –H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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“When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.” –Joseph Campbell

“I learnt to stop fantasizing about the perfect job or the perfect relationship because that can actually be an excuse for not living.” –Alain de Botton

“People – not just in their teenage years – hold on to this fantasy of love when they’re not ready to have a real relationship.” –Keri Russell

“I tend to believe, when you’re in a relationship, if you don’t fight, it’s not a real relationship. You have to have arguments and tensions, otherwise I don’t believe it.”- Richard LaGravenese

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“What will support any relationship is clear, complete and conscious conversations when upsets or breakdowns occur.” –Iyanla Vanzant

“What defines a relationship is the work that’s involved to maintain it, and it’s constantly changing.”- Neil Patrick Harris

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