Bad Relationship Quotes And Sayings

We can’t all be lucky in love all the time, and sometimes we end up in toxic relationships. These bad relationship quotes sum up what we go through in such times.

Bad Relationship Quotes

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 then you are taking advantage of the other person.

Patti Stanger
Bad relationship quotes - Terry Mark

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

Toxic people attach themselves like cinder blocks tied to your ankles, and then invite you for a swim in their poisoned waters.

John Mark Green

Pain is caused by those you don’t expect it from, at least expected times in circumstances you aren’t prepared for and the effects are long lasting.

Hermann J. Steinherr

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

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

The hardest thing about realizing you don’t love me, is that you spent so much time pretending that you did.


Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.

Wayne Dyer
Sonya Parker quote about loving yourself

If they keep hurting you, love them and stay or love yourself and leave.

Sonya Parker

I got off on the fact that a guy would be so into me from the get-go without really knowing me. That’s probably why I had so many bad relationships.

Christina Applegate

Sometimes it’s better to end something & try to start something new than imprison yourself in hoping for the impossible.

Karen Salmansohn

Suspicion and jealousy are the death knell of any relationship.

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you will love someone more than they deserve, expect you’ll be hurt more than you deserve.


Moving on from someone you love isn’t about forgetting them. It’s about having the strength to say I still love you, but you’re not worth this pain.

Anurag Prakash Ray

The hottest love has the coldest end.


Some people are like a drug. They make you feel good but they also give you side effects like heartbreak, watery eyes, and stress.

Sonya Parker
Bad relationship quotes - Cry yourself to sleep

It’s sad how someone can go from being the reason you wake up smiling to the reason you cry yourself to sleep.


A girl can wait for the right man to come along, but in the meantime that still doesn’t mean she can’t have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones.


Toxic relationships are dangerous to your health; they will literally kill you. Stress shortens your lifespan. Even a broken heart can kill you. There is an undeniable mind-body connection.

Bryant McGill

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

Toxic relationships are like a good pasta that has been overcooked.

Asa Don Brown

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.

Steve Martin

Don’t cry over someone who won’t cry over you.

Lauren Conrad

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

The one who loves the least, controls the relationship.

Robert Anthony
Quote about leaving a bad relationship

If someone keeps bringing you down, perhaps it’s time to get up and leave.

Karen Salmansohn

Some people will go through hell with someone if they think heaven is at the end of the road.

Sonya Parker

Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words.

Dr. Joyce Brothers

A lover’s quarrel is always about every quarrel you ever had.

Robert Breault

Even the most caring people can get tired of being taken for granted.

Nishan Panwar

Losing will not always amount to a loss, sometimes you have to lose those toxic relationships and bad habits to create a space for better things.

Gugu Mona

Our relationship went from happiness, to love, to doubt, to fights, to stress, to pain, to hate, to regrets, to memories that won’t go away.


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.

W. H. Auden

The wrong person makes you beg for attention, affection, love and commitment. The right person gives you these things because they love you.

Sonya Parker

Why waste your time getting hurt by someone when there’s someone else out there waiting to make you happy?

Kemmy Nola

Love cannot live where there is no trust.

Edith Hamilton

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

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

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