Real Relationship Sayings and Quotes

Real relationships aren’t always picture perfect, but that’s not what being in a relationship is about anyway. What matters most is the connection and commitment you have to one another. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful real relationship quotes.


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

Tony Gaskins

A real relationship is gritty and earthy, the stuff that life is made of.     

Amy Grant

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

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

It is only when we no longer compulsively need someone that we can have a real relationship with them.     

Anthony Storr

Who has time for toxic relationships? If someone isn't honoring your feelings, it's not a real relationship. If you feel drained after spending time with someone, that's a red flag!     

Doreen Virtue

Couples often live out years of falsehood trying to protect and save a relationship, all the while destroying any chance of real relationship.     

Henry Cloud

The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.     

Barbara De Angelis

A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself — to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart.     

Leo F. Buscaglia

When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.     

Donald Miller

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.     

Thomas Merton

In marriage you got to go through the same struggles as a relationship, that's if the relationship is real, because there's a lot of non-real relationships going on in the world right now. And I think that's just because of the day and age we're in, a lot of these relationships are taking place over text messages, it's not real substance. But when you got a real one, it's already like a marriage.     

J. Cole

A lot of people seem to want to make the institution of marriage substitute for a real relationship.     

Susan Faludi

I think as humans we do want to control our relationships, and you can't. It's probably better that you can't. That wouldn't be a real relationship, and we'd never learn and grow.     

Caroline Paul

People that I care about, that I consider being friends of mine, most of the things I discuss with them I wouldn't discuss in public because it's a real relationship. It's not a relationship for the public, you know?     

Common

Forgiveness does not create a relationship. Unless people speak the truth about what they have done and change their mind and behavior, a relationship of trust is not possible. When you forgive someone you certainly release them from judgment, but without true change, no real relationship can be established.     

William P. Young