74 Bad Relationship Quotes and Sayings to Move On

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Bad Relationship Quotes and Sayings

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

Relationships are supposed to make you feel good. Relationships are not supposed to make you feel bad. ~ Laura Bowers.

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.


Nostalgia has a way of blocking the reality of the past. ~ Shannon L. Alder.

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.

You don’t let go of a bad relationship because you stop caring about them. You let go because you start caring about yourself. ~ Charles Orlando.

Sometimes it takes heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for. ~ Mandy Hale.

You are not supposed to go out and find love. Love will find you when you are ready. ~ Suzy Kassem.

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.

Suspicion and jealousy are the death knell of any relationship. ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie.

Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods. ~ Wiston Auden.

I think we go through these bad relationships for a reason. ~ Jerry Siegel.

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

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.

Assumptions are the termites of relationships. ~ Henry Winkler.

Best Bad Relationship Quotes and Sayings

The wrong person isn’t breaking their back to make you happy. So, stop breaking your back for them. ~ Sonya Parker.

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, another is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. ~ Henry C. Link.

Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the one person who you thought would never hurt you. ~ Gugu Mofokeng.

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

The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships. ~ Anthony Robbins.

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.


Sometimes a bad relationship is the best you can do. ~ Matt Nix.

A bad relationship can do that, can make you doubt everything good you ever felt about yourself. ~ Dionne Warwick.

Some couples, of course, are better off splitting up, but far too many of them sabotage a relationship that could have worked. ~ John Tierney.

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

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

Relationships based on obligation lack dignity. ~ Wayne Dyer.

Top Bad Relationship Quotes and Toxic Relationship Quotes

The one who loves the least, controls the relationship. ~ Robert Anthony.

Just say NO to complicated, dead-end, unhealthy, and toxic relationships. ~ Stephanie Lahart.

We all have been in a bad relationship, the type of relationship that leaves is saying that we have had all we can stand and that we are done with being in the situation we are in. ~ Decarlos Stewart.

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it’s not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long. ~ Amy Grant.

No relationship is totally without conflict. ~ H. Norman DMin Wright.

Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words. ~ Dr. Joyce Brothers.

Love cannot live where there is no trust. ~ Edith Hamilton.

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

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

Manage your relationships. Great relationships may not be profitable, but bad ones always result in losses. ~ Tarun Sharma.

For there is but one problem – the problem of human relations. We forget that there is no hope or joy except in human relations. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

In healthy relationships, the partners are determined to resolve conflicts. ~ H. Norman DMin Wright.

How can I let you be a priority in my life, when I’m still an option in your life? ~ Hussein Nishah.

The single most potent perpetuator of depression is a stable bad relationship. ~ Jon G. Allen.

How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being. ~ Oscar Wilde.

Popular Bad Relationship Quotes and Sayings

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.

Relationship does not live in essence unless you can reliably tell the truth without being prompted. ~ Kathryn Hendricks.

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.

All the lies and pain you put me through, I know now that your love was never true. ~ Francine Chiar.

Spend your time with those who love you unconditionally, not with those who only love you under certain conditions. ~ Suzy Kassem.

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

The hottest love has the coldest end. ~ Socrates.

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.

Unhealthy relationships often develop into love-hate relationships. ~ H. Norman DMin Wright.


Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up. ~ Marian Keyes.

Relationships are like crystals, you don’t realize how much you love it until it breaks. ~ Walter Winchell.

Relationships aren’t just about being happy. ~ Michael Patrick King.

Famous Bad Relationship Quotes and Sayings

We don’t have a love-hate relationship! We have a hate hate relationship. ~ Arne Olsen.

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.

I went down to get my sister out of a bad relationship. Turns out she didn’t want to get out of it so here I am. ~ Jeffrey Lieber.

If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will. ~ Abraham Lincoln.

Professionalism makes work relationships healthy, foolishness and dishonesty erodes them. ~ Ty Howard.

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.

Problems in relationships occur because each person is concentrating on what is missing in the other person. ~ Wayne Dyer.

Some relationships just move from one unresolved conflict to another. ~ H. Norman DMin Wright.

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

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.

There is a real need for interpersonal skills to understand and resolve the differences between partners. ~ Michael Crowe.

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.

It’s amazing how you can not only know it’s a relationship, but that it’s a bad relationship based on nothing but nothing. ~ David Shore.

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

Intelligence work is all about relationships. Like a romance, working with a source is more about the heart than the head. Of course, romantic relationships usually end if there’s a betrayal, whereas spy relationships often begin with one. ~ Matt Nix.

Love is supposed to lift you up, not hold you down. It is supposed to push you forward, not hold you back. ~ Suzy Kassem.

Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you’re really strangers. ~ Mary Tyler Moore.

I am getting nowhere with you and I can’t let you go and I can’t get through. ~ Ani DiFranco.

One good relationship can mitigate the effect of other bad relationships. ~ Leonora M. Cohen.

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too. ~ Will Smith.

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