Sad Relationship Sayings and Quotes

Relationships don’t always pan out the way we had hoped. While painful at first, with time comes healing. Take a deep breath and reflect with the collection of wise and insightful sad relationship quotes below.

We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Shakti Gawain

Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.     

Arthur Schopenhauer

Never place someone so high on a pedestal that if they should fall... you get crushed.     

Mark W. Boyer

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

George Washington

Relationships fail because people take their own insecurities and try and twist them into their partner's flaws.     

Baylor Barbee

For lack of an occasional expression of love, a relationship strong at the seams can wear thin in the middle.      

Robert Brault

Remember that no relationship is a total waste of time. You can always learn something about yourself.     

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

An argument is always about what has been made more important than the relationship.     

Hugh Prather

It hurts the most when the person who made you feel so special yesterday makes you feel so unwanted today.     


It takes longer to build a relationship than it does to destroy one.     

Matshona Dhliwayo

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

Relationships end because once the person has you, they stop doing the things it took to get you.     


Once you lose someone it is never exactly the same person who comes back.     

Sharon Olds

Relationships are worth fighting for, but you can't be the only one fighting.     


Assumptions are the termites of relationships.     

Henry Winkler

Leave someone who hates you as much as you hate yourself.     

Michael J. Bennett

Relationships are like money, Hard to earn and easy to lose.     


You should not have to rip yourself into pieces to keep others whole.     


Not everyone who loves each other needs to be in a relationship. And not everyone who's in a relationship loves each other.     


Anybody who does not value what you have does not deserve your relationship.     

Matthew Ashimolowo

The best way to remain in your relationship is to keep other people out of your relationship.     

Carlos Wallace

When a relationship doesn't work anymore, it's terrible to stay with someone that you don't love.     

Monica Bellucci

You lose yourself trying to hold on to someone who doesn't care about losing you.     


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

Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.     

Wayne Dyer

I'm not crying over what you said, it's what you didn't say that hurts the most.     


MOVING ON' sounds easy. But I died a thousand times in pain just to appreciate this phrase.     


Do not sabotage your new relationship with your last relationship's poison.     

Steve Maraboli

You learn more about a person at the end of a relationship than at the beginning.