74 Unhappy Relationship Quotes For The Brokenhearted
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Loving relationships aren’t the secret to living a good life, but unhappy relationships make everything worse. If you relate to these unhappy relationship quotes, it might be time to move on.

What’s the point of holding onto an unhappy relationship when you’ve got the support of your family and friends?

In times of distress, inspirational quotes can encourage you to take care of yourself and prioritize your well-being over the relationship that no longer serves you.

Here are 75 unhappy relationship quotes and love quotes.

1. “If you cannot be yourself in a relationship, you no longer have one.” — Shya Kane

2. “First accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.” — Alyssa Milano


3. “Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.” — Charlie Brown


4. “It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” — Ella Harper


5. “A deadness occurs in relationships when people are no longer willing to tell each other how they really feel.” — Shakti Gawain

6. “Relationships fail because people take their own insecurities and try and twist them into their partner’s flaws.” — Baylor Barbee


7. “Anybody who does not value what you have does not deserve your relationship.” — Matthew Ashimolowo


8. “When a relationship doesn’t work anymore, it’s terrible to stay with someone that you don’t love.” — Monica Bellucci


9. “Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.” — Wayne Dyer


10. “An argument is always about what has been made more important than the relationship.” — Hugh Prather


11. “It takes longer to build a relationship than it does to destroy one.” — Matshona Dhliwayo


12. “Once you lose someone it is never exactly the same person who comes back.” — Sharon Olds


13. “Leave someone who hates you as much as you hate yourself.” — Michael J. Bennett


14. “Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.” —Arthur Schopenhauer

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


16. “Relationships are supposed to make you feel good. Relationships are not supposed to make you feel bad.” — Laura Bowers


17. “Until you let go of all the toxic people in your life you will never be able to grow into your fullest potential. Let them go so you can grow.” — DLQ


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


19. “Girls you’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.” — Tori Amos


20. “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” — Deborah Reber


21. “The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.” — Anthony Robbins

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


23. “The wrong person will give you less than what you’re worth but that doesn’t mean that you have to accept it.” — Sonya Parker


24. “It is better for someone to break your heart once by leaving your life, than for them to stay in your life and break your heart continually.” — Terry Mark


25. “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.” — Robert Brault


26. “Maybe the most that you can expect from a relationship that goes bad is to come out of it with a few good songs.” — Marianne Faithfull


27. “We teach people how to treat us.” — Dr. Phil McGraw


28. “No partner in a love relationship… should feel that he has to give up an essential part of himself to make it viable.” — May Sarton

29. “I mean, if the relationship can’t survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?” — Nicholas Sparks


30. “What’s broken is broken — and I’d rather remember it as it was than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.” — Margaret Mitchell


31. “Sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, and narcissistic wounds, which shatter the flattering image that we had of ourselves, in order to discover two truths: that we are not who we thought we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the loss of true happiness and well-being.” — Jean-Yves Leloup


32. “Love cannot live where there is no trust.” — Edith Hamilton


33. “Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.” — Criss Jami


34. “It’s better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else.” — Dr. Phil McGraw


35. “You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles. — Joybell C

36. “If you’re unhappy in a relationship, I think you just don’t trust yourself for getting into another one.” — Marian Seldes


37. “The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” — Ernest Hemingway


38. “Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey

39. “Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, and don’t put up with people that are reckless with yours.” — Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.


40. “There are two dilemmas that rattle the human skull: How do you hang on to someone who won’t stay? And how do you get rid of someone who won’t go?” — Danny DeVito

41. “In a relationship, when does the art of compromise become compromising?” — Sarah Jessica Parker


42. “There are people who break you down by just being them. They need not do anything. Dissociate.” ― Malebo Sephodi


43. “Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.” — Mandy Hale


44. “Sometimes you don’t get closure, you just move on.” ― Karen Salmansohn


45. “So far as you continue to entertain what makes you unhappy, you shall always dance to the tune of what will make you unhappy. A mindset change can cause a great change.” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah


46. “Every time you mistreat someone, you reveal the part of you that lacks love and needs to heal.” ― Kemi Sogunle

47. “Where there is fear, there is no love. Where there is cruelty, there can be no humanity. And where there is hypocrisy, there shall never be divinity.” ― Anthon St. Maarten


48. “Backstabbers and malicious people are not worth your attention, but you can thank them for deeming you worthy of theirs.” ― J.S. Wolfe


49. “Woe to who sells his companion for own personal benefit or tramples on him.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih


50. “Behind the story of every successful person, there is a story of betrayal and perfidy.” ― J. Ruby


51. “When we feel lonely, we are not lacking in love. We are disconnected from love.” ― Yong Kang Chan


52. “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” — Steve Maraboli


53. “I could have loved you once and said it, But then you went away And when you came back Love was a forgotten word, Remember?” — Marilyn Monroe

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


55. “The best way to remain in your relationship is to keep other people out of your relationship.” — Carlos Wallace


56. “Lots of things can be fixed. Things can be fixed. But many times, relationships between people cannot be fixed, because they should not be fixed. You’re aboard a ship setting sail, and the other person has joined the inland circus or is boarding a different ship, and you just can’t be with each other anymore. Because you shouldn’t be.” — JoyBell C.


57. “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” — Michael J. Fox


58. “If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.” — Abraham Maslow


59. “Complaining not only ruins everybody else’s day, but it also ruins the complainer’s day too. The more we complain, the more unhappy we get.” — Dennis Prager

60. “Everyone should be able to express themselves in the way that best suits them — life is too short to spend it unhappy.” — Jinkx Monsoon


61. “Let no one who loves be unhappy; even love unreturned has its rainbow.” — James M. Barrie


62. “If you want to be a real human being — a real woman, a real man — you cannot tolerate things that put you to indignation, to outrage. You must stand up. I always say to people, ‘Look around; look at what makes you unhappy, what makes you furious, and then engage yourself in some action.'” — Stephane Hessel


63. “There are things you want to say but don’t. There are things I want to say but I already said them. A year ago or two or five, when we first met. There were times I thought you knew I loved you. You never knew. We never were. I died. You died. That’s it.” ― Dorothea Lasky

64. “I’m not crying because of you; you’re not worth it. I’m crying because my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are.” ― Steve Maraboli


65. “Broken heart will turn into a stronger one within hope.” ― Toba Beta


66. “It’s painful, loving someone from afar. Watching them — from the outside.” — Ranata Suzuki


67. “She went around with a broken heart, and she wasn’t sure who’d broken it. She thought it was herself, mostly.” ― Ann Brashares


68. “Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.” ― Cassandra Clare


69. “Until this moment, I had not realized that someone could break your heart twice, along the very same fault lines.” ― Jodi Picoult


70. “The only thing a boyfriend was good for was a shattered heart.” ― Becca Fitzpatrick

71. “Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget.” ― Alysha Speer


72. “I’m really a very happy, contented little person in spite of my broken heart.” ― L.M. Montgomery


73. “A tormented mind wants to forget, what a broken heart will always remember.” ― Anthony Liccione


74. “You gave me pain wrapped in love.” ― Krishna Chhetri

Izzy Casey is a writer who covers pop culture, entertainment, and news. 

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