Difficult Relationship Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old difficult relationship quotes, difficult relationship sayings, and difficult relationship proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.     

Mike Murdock

Being alone is scary, but not as scary as feeling alone in a relationship.     

Amelia Earhart

Ask anyone who has been in a love relationship for a while: nothing is perfect.     

Tracy McMillan

Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.     

Pietro Aretino

Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.     

Hermann Hesse

A real relationship is like a river; the deeper it gets the less noise it makes.     

Tony Gaskins

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.     

Epicurus

Looking back and wondering if it could have worked eventually hurts more than trying and failing.     

Dominic Riccitello

Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.     

Stephen King

Either, you are in love with someone or you're not. Fear is complicated, not love.     

Shannon L. Alder

It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.     

Anne Tyler

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.     

Carl Jung

The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals.     

Nicholas Sparks

What you perceive as a failure today may actually be a crucial step towards the success you seek. Never give up     

Richelle E. Goodrich

A relationship with lots of pain, it's not a relationship that will last long.     

Jang In-hwan

Assumptions are the termites of relationships.     

Henry Winkler

Relationship is an art. The dream that two people create is more difficult to master than one.     

Miguel Angel Ruiz

Anyone who reads my work will see that there are often difficult relationships between fathers and sons.     

Salman Rushdie

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

It's always difficult to really sum up exactly why a relationship works.     

Charlie Hunnam

Difficult relationships come into our lives for a reason. No one would choose them, certainly. But if we let them, they can teach us how to be flexible with others and more forgiving.     

Joan Bauer

All conflict can be traced back to someone's feelings getting hurt, don't you think?     

Liane Moriarty

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

The most functional way to regulate difficult emotions in love relationships is to share them.     

Sue Johnson

Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.     

Denis Waitley

If you can't be happy and content by yourself then you shouldn't be in a relationship.     

Evan Sutter

Every relationship is different. Everyone loves differently.     

Richelle Mead

It will be a difficult couple of days. It's difficult now and it will be difficult tomorrow.     

Gary Neville

Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.     

Oscar Wilde

When you have an author and an auteur, it's a difficult and challenging relationship.     

Sam Taylor-Johnson