90 + Best Bad Relationship Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Bad relationships can take on a few different forms, and these negative experiences lower the quality of our lives and our overall level of happiness. Bad connections often ring multiple alarm bells. Inspirational bad relationship quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Bad Relationships Quotes

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

You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life. – Joel Osteen

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

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Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself. – Deborah Reber

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

You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles. – C. JoyBell

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

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny. – Steve Maraboli

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

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. – Steve Maraboli

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

It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on. – Nicholas Sparks

Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today? – Mary Manin Morrissey

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

Lots of things can be fixed. Things can be fixed. But many times, relationships between people cannot be fixed, because they should not be fixed. You’re aboard a ship setting sail, and the other person has joined the inland circus, or is boarding a different ship, and you just can’t be with each other anymore. Because you shouldn’t be. – C. JoyBell C.

The hottest love has the coldest end. – Socrates

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

Girls you’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page. – Tori Amos

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

Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on. – Criss Jami

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

If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind. – Shannon L. Alder

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

It’s better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else – Phil McGraw

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

Sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, and narcissistic wounds, which shatter the flattering image that we had of ourselves, in order to discover two truths: that we are not who we thought we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the loss of true happiness and well-being. – Jean-Yves Leloup

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

I mean, if the relationship can’t survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term? – Nicholas Sparks

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

What’s broken is broken and I’d rather remember it as it was than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived. – Margaret Mitchell

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

Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you’re worthless. But you’re not worthless. You’re underappreciated. – Steve Maraboli

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

One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered. – Michael J. Fox

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

We teach people how to treat us. – Dr. Phil

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

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

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

It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on. – Steve Maraboli

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

Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past. – Dan Brown

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

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

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

When there is no trust at all between the two of you, then you do have a bad relationship then. – Unknown

It was strange, really. A couple months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently I could. – Gabrielle Zevin

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

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change. – Shannon L. Alder

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

And perhaps there is a limit to the grieving that the human heart can do. As when one adds salt to a tumbler of water, there comes a point where simply no more will be absorbed. – Sarah Waters

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

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

To be bitter is to attribute intent and personality to the formless, infinite, unchanging and unchangeable void. We drift on a chartless, resistless sea. Let us sing when we can, and forget the rest… – H.P. Lovecraft

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-Exupery

I think a relationship is like a shark. It has to constantly move forward or it dies. – Woody Allen

Everybody has bad relationships and, at the end of the day, they are just a great way to set yourself up for a good relationship. – Anne Hathaway

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

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

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in. – Katherine Mansfield

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

You don’t have to let that one thing be the thing that defines you. – Jojo Moyes

There is no reason to believe that a bad relationship can be fixed, sometimes you have to let go. – Unknown

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

The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did. – Faraaz Kazi

I wish I knew how to quit you! – Jack Twist

Learn to walk away from those who cause harm to you. – Malika E Nura

The death of one relationship always start with the small arguments and then the suspicions. – Unknown

People must be taken as they are, and we should never try make them or ourselves better by quarreling with them. – Edmund Burke

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got. – Robert Brault

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

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

You will evolve past certain people. Let yourself. – Mandy Hale

I love to shop after a bad relationship. I don’t know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes I see a really great outfit, I’ll break up with someone on purpose. – Rita Rudner

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

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. – William Shakespeare

The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. – Ernest Hemingway

I had to cease to mourn what could never be and make the most of what was possible. And I would begin doing that by trying to mend the hurts of the past. – Cameron Dokey

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

Love sometimes hurts when you’re not with the right person But, don’t give up loving. – Unknown

Even seasonal situations can bring with them lessons that last a lifetime. If the love doesn’t last, it prepares you for the one that will. – Mandy Hale

Relationships end, but they don’t end your life. But people do often spending more time finding out about failed relationships than finding successful ones. – Unknown

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

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