Bad Relationships Sayings and Quotes

Sometimes you’ve got to kiss a few frogs before finding the perfect partner. Without these less than stellar relationships, we wouldn’t be able to appreciate the healthy ones we’ll go on to establish. Take the sour along with the sweet with the collection of wise and insightful bad relationship quotes below.

A relationship without trust is like a car without gas, you can stay in it all you want, but it won't go anywhere.     


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

If you're giving love and not receiving it, you're not in the right relationship. If you're receiving it and not giving it than you are taking advantage of the other person.     

Patti Stanger

A bad relationship is like standing on broken glass, if you stay you will keep hurting...If you walk away, you will hurt but eventually you will heal.     

Autumn Kohler

When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.     

Deepak Chopra

There was a time in the marriage when I could no longer look at myself in a mirror, couldn't feel I was a nice person. A bad relationship can do that, can make you doubt everything good you ever felt about yourself.     

Dionne Warwick

In any relationship where one person depends on another to be his or her 'parachute' — and the other accepts this role — both will fall to the ground.     

Guy Finley

Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.     

Wayne Dyer

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

The hottest love has the coldest end.     


Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, and don't put up with people that are reckless with yours.     

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.     

George Washington

Suspicion and jealousy are the death knell of any relationship.     

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The one who loves the least, controls the relationship.     

Robert Anthony

How can I let you be a priority in my life, when I'm still an option in your life?     

Hussein Nishah

Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words.     

Dr. Joyce Brothers

I am getting nowhere with you and I can't let you go and I cant get through.     

Ani DiFranco

Assumptions are the termites of relationships.     

Henry Winkler

The wrong person isn't breaking their back to make you happy. So, stop breaking your back for them.     

Sonya Parker

A bad relationship will make you feel more alone than when you were single.     


Why is it that the right people never wind up together? Why are people so afraid to leave a relationship, even if they know it's a bad one?     

Stephanie Perkins

Don't allow someone not worth it to have the power to occupy your thoughts. If they don't find you worth the effort or the time, why should you waste yours?     

Donna Lynn Hope

I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.     

Groucho Marx

A deadness occurs in relationships when people are no longer willing to tell each other how they really feel.     

Shakti Gawain

Any relationship primarily built on physical attractiveness is predestined to be short lived.     

Zig Ziglar

Relationships are like crystals, you don't realize how much you love it until it breaks.     

Walter Winchell

We are responsible for our own relationships, their success, their failures, the good times, the bad times. Take responsibility for creating the relationships that you desire.     

Sam Owen

Positive, affirming relationsips bring great pleasure while poor relationship brings great pain. Great happiness found in good relationships, greatest pain found in bad relationships.     

Gary Chapman

Break free of toxic people and relationships, they erode your quality of life.     

Ty Howard

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