24+ Best Difficult Relationship Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational difficult relationship quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Difficult Relationship Quotes

What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other? — George Eliot

Every relationship has a spiritual purpose that helps us grow and become stronger. Sometimes, our most challenging relationships bring the greatest personal blessings. From them we learn about forgiveness, patience, and other virtues. — Doreen Virtue

Pushing me away so I give her space, awww. Dealing wit a heart that I didn’t break. — Drake

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

A life with difficult relationships, filled with obstacles and losses, presents the most opportunity for the soul’s growth. — Brian Weiss

Sometimes, God uses difficult people, like sandpaper, to rub the rough edges off us. — Joel Osteen

I had a very difficult relationship with my father, which ended up okay, but there were many difficult years. — Salman Rushdie

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

If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it. — Regina Brett

In the whole round of human affairs little is so fatal to peace as misunderstanding. — Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

Marriage is a very difficult relationship for nearly everyone and I’m sure you shouldn’t do it if you want a quiet little easy life. — Fay Weldon

Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take. — Tony Robbins

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

I had a very difficult relationship with my mother. She used to wake me up in the middle of the night if I wasn’t sleeping straight and was messing up the sheets. Now when I stay in hotels I sleep so straight they don’t even think I’ve used the bed. — Marina Abramovic

I was seeing this girl and she wanted to get more serious. But I wasn’t ready to, I had just gotten out of a difficult relationship before that. So I said to her, ‘Listen, you have to understand something. Relationships are like eyebrows. It’s better when there’s a space between them.’ And that’s coming from a Greek guy. — Demetri Martin

If the past is not resolved, future relationships will suffer. Let your heart heal, before you open the door to another. — Leon Brown

But that is how men are! Ungrateful and never satisfied. When you don’t have them they hate you because you won’t; and when you do have them they hate you again, for some other reason. Or for no reason at all, except that they are discontented children, and can’t be satisfied whatever they get, let a woman do what she may. — D. H. Lawrence

Dump ‘Em is the non-confrontationalist’s dream. With her easy-to-follow scripts and step-by-step plans, Jodyne Speyer provides a clear roadmap for ending even the most difficult relationships. — Marci Shimoff

Relationships become rocky when men and women fail to acknowledge they are biologically different and when each expects the other to live up to their expectations. Much of the stress we experience in relationships comes from the false belief that men and women are now the same and have the same priorities, drives and desires — Barbara Pease

No one can hate you with more intensity than someone who used to love you. — Rick Riordan

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Marriage is an extremely difficult relationship. — Lee Radziwill

More learning can occur when there are many obstacles then when thear are few or none. A life with difficult relationships, filled with obstacles and losses, presents the most opportunity for the soul’s growth. You may have chosen the more difficult life so that you could accelerate your physical progress — Brian Weiss

The extraordinary language of Nonviolent Communication is changing how parents relate to children, teachers to students, and how we all related to each other and even to ourselves. It is precise, disciplined, and enormously compassionate. Most important, once we study NVC we can’t ignore the potential for transformation that lies in any difficult relationship – if we only bother to communicate with skill and empathy. — Bernie Glassman

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