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Thought-provoking Quotes About Relationships

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Quote: The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. by author Bertrand Russell overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of sunflower
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The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.


Quote: Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational. by author Hugh Mackay overlaid on photo of silhouette of hugging couple
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Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.


Quote: Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of brown and white short coated dog on beach during daytime
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Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or a friendship, is conversation, and conversation must have a common basis, and between two people of widely different culture the only common basis is the lowest level.


Quote: Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you. by author William Arthur Ward overlaid on photo of body of water under blue sky during sunset
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Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.


Quote: To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind. by author William Hazlitt overlaid on photo of purple flowers under sunny sky
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To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.


Quote: Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast. by author Marlene Dietrich overlaid on photo of black and white window illustration
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Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.


Quote: You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. by author Barbara De Angelis overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountain during sunset
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You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.


Quote: Love does not care to define and is never in a hurry to do so. by author Charles Du Bos overlaid on photo of photography of lake near tree
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Love does not care to define and is never in a hurry to do so.


Assumptions are the termites of relationships.


Quote: Treasure your relationships, not your possessions. by author Anthony J. D'Angelo overlaid on photo of brown and white long coated small dog lying on green grass
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Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.


Quote: To live without loving is not really to live. by author Moliere overlaid on photo of woman wearing white dress
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To live without loving is not really to live.


Quote: If you're in a relationship and you want to make it work, you have to be a little selfless at times. by author Montel Williams overlaid on photo of brown tabby kitten on white textile
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If you're in a relationship and you want to make it work, you have to be a little selfless at times.


In relationships, the little things are the big things.


Quote: The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands. by author Alexandra Penney overlaid on photo of The Muppets Kermit plush toy on gray sofa
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The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.


Quote: Love, honor, and negotiate. by author Alan Loy McGinnis overlaid on photo of aerial photo of brown moutains
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Love, honor, and negotiate.


Quote: Most of your happiness will come from your relationships with others. Handle them with care. by author Brian Tracy overlaid on photo of man and woman holding hand while walking on bridge
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Most of your happiness will come from your relationships with others. Handle them with care.


Quote: A man who marries a woman to educate her falls victim to the same fallacy as the woman who marries a man to reform him. by author Elbert Hubbard overlaid on photo of red flowers with water droplets
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A man who marries a woman to educate her falls victim to the same fallacy as the woman who marries a man to reform him.


Quote: Most good relationships are built on mutual trust and respect. by author Mona Sutphen overlaid on photo of white and purple flower in macro shot
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Most good relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.


Quote: He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass. by author George Herbert overlaid on photo of pink concrete wall during daytime
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He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.


Quote: A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. by author Mignon McLaughlin overlaid on photo of gray-scale photo of man and woman hugging
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A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.


Quote: Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of white and purple flower in macro shot
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Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.


Quote: We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken. by author Fyodor Dostoevsky overlaid on photo of green and brown plant on white wall
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We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.


Quote: A healthy relationship is built on unwavering trust. by author Beau Mirchoff overlaid on photo of couple kissing under gray clouds
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A healthy relationship is built on unwavering trust.


Quote: Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person. by author Brian Tracy overlaid on photo of two persons holding each other hands
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Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.


Quote: To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship. by author Doménico Cieri Estrada overlaid on photo of pink flower
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To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship.


Quote: Relationships based on obligation lack dignity. by author Wayne W. Dyer overlaid on photo of man smiling while facing other person
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Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.


Quote: The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of snow-capped mountain at the horizon viewed from lake dock
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The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go.


Without relationships, we have nothing.


Quote: Two halves do not make a whole when it comes to a healthy relationship: it takes two wholes. by author Patricia L. Fry overlaid on photo of low angle photograph of man and woman kissing
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Two halves do not make a whole when it comes to a healthy relationship: it takes two wholes.


Quote: That which is created in a relationship can be fixed in a relationship. by author Murray Bowen overlaid on photo of woman holding brown umbrella
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That which is created in a relationship can be fixed in a relationship.


Quote: One of the better guarantors of ending up in a good relationship: an advanced capacity to be alone. by author Alain de Botton overlaid on photo of man and woman holding hand while walking on bridge
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One of the better guarantors of ending up in a good relationship: an advanced capacity to be alone.


Quote: Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. by author Alfred, Lord Tennyson overlaid on photo of man holdind woman hand
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Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.


Quote: Real relationship is gritty and earthy, the stuff that life is made of. by author Amy Grant overlaid on photo of photo of author Amy Grant with quote

Real relationship is gritty and earthy, the stuff that life is made of.


Quote: In a relationship, any interaction is really one of the heart. by author Amy Leigh Mercree overlaid on photo of white and purple flower in macro shot
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In a relationship, any interaction is really one of the heart.


Quote: In the end, we all just want someone that chooses us, over everyone else, under any circumstances. by author Anonymous overlaid on photo of close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand
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In the end, we all just want someone that chooses us, over everyone else, under any circumstances.


Quote: Work on your relationships... Relationships need renewal or they die. by author Bo Sanchez overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing on the street in grayscale photography
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Work on your relationships... Relationships need renewal or they die.


Quote: A relationship is like another job, you know, you have to work at it all the time. by author Candice Swanepoel overlaid on photo of gray-scale photo of man and woman hugging
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A relationship is like another job, you know, you have to work at it all the time.


Quote: Selfish people will never get to experience the joy of human connection. by author Carlos Del Valle overlaid on photo of photo of author Carlos Del Valle with quote

Selfish people will never get to experience the joy of human connection.


Quote: #1 relationship rule: over communicate. by author Carlos Del Valle overlaid on photo of photo of author Carlos Del Valle with quote

#1 relationship rule: over communicate.


Quote: The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. by author Diane von Furstenberg overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman about to kiss on beach during sunset
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The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.


Quote: In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths. by author Graham Greene overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of man kissing womans forehead
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In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.


Quote: Everything you want in life is a relationship away. by author Idowu Koyenikan overlaid on photo of purple heart shaped ornament on black and white textile
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Everything you want in life is a relationship away.


Quote: If you are in a relationship, it has to be a good one. If it isn't, it's best to just leave it. by author Irina Shayk overlaid on photo of three pink tulip flowers
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If you are in a relationship, it has to be a good one. If it isn't, it's best to just leave it.


Quote: I think a good relationship is about collaboration. by author Jennifer Aniston overlaid on photo of couple kissing under gray clouds
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I think a good relationship is about collaboration.


Quote: Every human interaction is composed of: need, competition, or war. by author Kapil Gupta overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman kissing during sunset
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Every human interaction is composed of: need, competition, or war.


Quote: Vulnerability is the essence of connection and connection is the essence of existence. by author Leo Christopher overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket leaning on man's shoulder near body of water
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Vulnerability is the essence of connection and connection is the essence of existence.


Quote: Commitment is inherent in any genuinely loving relationship. by author M. Scott Peck overlaid on photo of red and white heart shape illustration
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Commitment is inherent in any genuinely loving relationship.


Quote: A good relationship is a competition of generosity. by author Madonna overlaid on photo of pink flowers with white background
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A good relationship is a competition of generosity.


Quote: Seeing the world differently is one of the toughest incompatibilities to reconcile in a relationship. by author Mariella Frostrup overlaid on photo of man and woman facing backward while woman's head on man's shoulder on tip of hill
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Seeing the world differently is one of the toughest incompatibilities to reconcile in a relationship.


Quote: You can never say no, that's impossible when it comes to human behavior or human relationships. by author Marty Rubin overlaid on photo of beige concrete wall
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You can never say no, that's impossible when it comes to human behavior or human relationships.


A good relationship is a contest of love.


Quote: Relationship is an art. The dream that two people create is more difficult to master than one. by author Miguel Angel Ruiz overlaid on photo of golden retriever inside car
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Relationship is an art. The dream that two people create is more difficult to master than one.


Quote: Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you. by author Mike Murdock overlaid on photo of person holding flowers
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Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.


Quote: When love is a relationship, it creates misery. When love is a state of being, it creates bliss. by author Osho overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing
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When love is a relationship, it creates misery. When love is a state of being, it creates bliss.


Quote: Be human: accept the other person's humanity with all the frailty humanity is prone to. by author Osho overlaid on photo of pink flower
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Be human: accept the other person's humanity with all the frailty humanity is prone to.


Quote: The business of business is relationships; the business of life is human connection. by author Robin Sharma overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of aurora borealis
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The business of business is relationships; the business of life is human connection.


Quote: Compliment people behind their back. by author Sahil Lavingia overlaid on photo of woman wearing white dress
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Compliment people behind their back.


Quote: Do not sabotage your new relationship with your last relationship's poison. by author Steve Maraboli overlaid on photo of woman and man standing on brown rock formation during daytime
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Do not sabotage your new relationship with your last relationship's poison.


Quote: A healthy relationship is one in which love enriches you; not imprisons you. by author Steve Maraboli overlaid on photo of green and red flowers
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A healthy relationship is one in which love enriches you; not imprisons you.


Quote: A lot of people seem to want to make the institution of marriage substitute for a real relationship. by author Susan Faludi overlaid on photo of man and woman holding hand while walking on bridge
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A lot of people seem to want to make the institution of marriage substitute for a real relationship.


Quote: Opposites may attract, but I wouldn't put my money on a relationship of financial opposites. by author Suze Orman overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing each other
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Opposites may attract, but I wouldn't put my money on a relationship of financial opposites.


Quote: In intimate relationships, if we start trying to be more real, it's very scary. by author Tara Brach overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing under the sun
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In intimate relationships, if we start trying to be more real, it's very scary.


Quote: Ask anyone who has been in a love relationship for a while: nothing is perfect. by author Tracy McMillan overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing under the sun
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Ask anyone who has been in a love relationship for a while: nothing is perfect.


Quote: Relationships, like cars, should undergo regular services to make sure they are still roadworthy. by author Zygmunt Bauman overlaid on photo of man and woman standing outside during winter
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Relationships, like cars, should undergo regular services to make sure they are still roadworthy.


Quote: Relationships are valuable for healing and learning how to love. by author Donna Goddard overlaid on photo of woman in black and white floral dress sitting on red car hood during daytime
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Relationships are valuable for healing and learning how to love.


Every relationship is a lesson in love.


Disrespect is fatal to a relationship.


Quote: Suspicion and jealousy are the death knell of any relationship. by author Jonathan Lockwood Huie overlaid on photo of pink flowers in tilt shift lens
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Suspicion and jealousy are the death knell of any relationship.


Quote: We need to build relationships, not walls. by author John B. Goodenough overlaid on photo of photo of author John B. Goodenough with quote

We need to build relationships, not walls.


Quote: If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. by author Regina Brett overlaid on photo of person holding flowers
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If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.


Quote: A real relationship is two-way. by author Sophie Kinsella overlaid on photo of woman wearing white dress
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A real relationship is two-way.


Quote: Every relationship is work. by author Bill Hader overlaid on photo of pink tree
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Every relationship is work.


Quote: In a relationship you want to treat people the way you want to be treated. by author Bradley Cooper overlaid on photo of woman and man standing on brown rock formation during daytime
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In a relationship you want to treat people the way you want to be treated.


Quote: Invest in great relationships, they will pay a lifetime of dividends. by author Bill Walsh overlaid on photo of brown trees on brown field during daytime
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Invest in great relationships, they will pay a lifetime of dividends.


Quote: Relationships do not happen in abstraction. They need a place; they need a centre, even a home. by author Brendan Myers overlaid on photo of pink heart art
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Relationships do not happen in abstraction. They need a place; they need a centre, even a home.


Quote: The best relationships develop out of friendships. by author Diane Keaton overlaid on photo of gray concrete road between trees
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The best relationships develop out of friendships.


Quote: A bad relationship can do that, can make you doubt everything good you ever felt about yourself. by author Dionne Warwick overlaid on photo of white heart illustration
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A bad relationship can do that, can make you doubt everything good you ever felt about yourself.


Quote: Relationships are about helping motivate each other to be all that you can be. by author David Archuleta overlaid on photo of adult black and white dog leaning on wooden fence
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Relationships are about helping motivate each other to be all that you can be.


Quote: It always takes two. For relationships to work, for them to break apart, for them to be fixed. by author Emily Giffin overlaid on photo of golden retriever inside car
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It always takes two. For relationships to work, for them to break apart, for them to be fixed.


Quote: Happy relationships depend not on finding the right person, but on being the right person. by author Eric Butterworth overlaid on photo of man kissing woman while sitting on railings during night
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Happy relationships depend not on finding the right person, but on being the right person.


Quote: Once you lose the honesty in a relationship, I mean, I think you don't have a relationship at all. by author Elizabeth Gillies overlaid on photo of close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand
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Once you lose the honesty in a relationship, I mean, I think you don't have a relationship at all.


Quote: However successful you are, there is no substitute for a close relationship. We all need them. by author Francesca Annis overlaid on photo of low-angle photo of white daisy
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However successful you are, there is no substitute for a close relationship. We all need them.


Quote: A love relationship has always been shaped by the context and times we live in. by author Gael Garcia Bernal overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing under the sun
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A love relationship has always been shaped by the context and times we live in.


Quote: Nothing reinforces a professional relationship more than enjoying success with someone. by author Harold Ramis overlaid on photo of red tulip in bloom during daytime
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Nothing reinforces a professional relationship more than enjoying success with someone.


Quote: An argument is always about what has been made more important than the relationship. by author Hugh Prather overlaid on photo of red rose illustration
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An argument is always about what has been made more important than the relationship.


Quote: A relationship is based on communication. by author John Cena overlaid on photo of pink rose bud closeup photo
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A relationship is based on communication.


Quote: Forgiveness is the oil of relationships. by author Josh McDowell overlaid on photo of brown leaf on asphalt road
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Forgiveness is the oil of relationships.


Quote: I think relationships are really hard. Each one gives you lessons that you need. by author Jennifer Grey overlaid on photo of red tulip flowers under calm blue sky
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I think relationships are really hard. Each one gives you lessons that you need.


Quote: You should only be in a relationship if it adds to your life. by author Jesse Metcalfe overlaid on photo of pink and white flowers on white surface
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You should only be in a relationship if it adds to your life.


Quote: Communication is the key to successful relationships. by author Jeanne Phillips overlaid on photo of gray concrete road between trees
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Communication is the key to successful relationships.


Quote: Being in a relationship grounds you. You feel a sense of home. by author Jonathan Knight overlaid on photo of white and purple flower in macro shot
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Being in a relationship grounds you. You feel a sense of home.


Quote: It's important in a relationship to have moments when you do your own thing. by author Kaley Cuoco overlaid on photo of withered tree surrounded with snow during daytime
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It's important in a relationship to have moments when you do your own thing.


Quote: Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things. by author Keanu Reeves overlaid on photo of man and woman standing beside wall
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Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things.


Quote: Nobody will admit to playing power games in relationships, but they do. by author Marina and the Diamonds overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman kissing on beach during sunset
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Nobody will admit to playing power games in relationships, but they do.


Quote: Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers. by author Mary Tyler Moore overlaid on photo of woman hugging man
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Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers.


Quote: As a rule, all relationships go through their ups and downs. It's really about how much you want it. by author Malaika Arora Khan overlaid on photo of red heart wall décor
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As a rule, all relationships go through their ups and downs. It's really about how much you want it.


In a relationship you have to open yourself up.


Quote: Timing is everything with relationships. by author Rashida Jones overlaid on photo of person holding hands
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Timing is everything with relationships.


Quote: Be yourself, build meaningful relationships, follow your dreams. by author Ray William Johnson overlaid on photo of woman in black and white floral dress sitting on red car hood during daytime
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Be yourself, build meaningful relationships, follow your dreams.


Quote: Stories are the currency of human relationships. by author Robert McKee overlaid on photo of pink and white flowers in tilt shift lens
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Stories are the currency of human relationships.


Quote: In a relationship, when does the art of compromise become compromising? by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman kissing on beach during sunset
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In a relationship, when does the art of compromise become compromising?


Quote: Use romantic relationships to grow, not to lose yourself. Keep your priorities in order. by author Tyra Banks overlaid on photo of pink umbrella
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Use romantic relationships to grow, not to lose yourself. Keep your priorities in order.


Quote: Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings. by author Miles Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Miles Franklin with quote

Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.


Quote: A real relationship is like a river; the deeper it gets the less noise it makes. by author Tony Gaskins overlaid on photo of snow-capped mountain at the horizon viewed from lake dock
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A real relationship is like a river; the deeper it gets the less noise it makes.


Quote: Love is the greatest gift when given. It is the highest honor when received. by author Fawn Weaver overlaid on photo of green and red flowers
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Love is the greatest gift when given. It is the highest honor when received.


Quote: In a relationship, no amount of extra effort on your part can make up for a lack of effort on theirs. by author John Mark Green overlaid on photo of man and woman facing backward while woman's head on man's shoulder on tip of hill
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In a relationship, no amount of extra effort on your part can make up for a lack of effort on theirs.


Quote: A soulmate relationship is supposed to be a nurturing, safe space. Never settle for anything less. by author Anthon St. Maarten overlaid on photo of close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand
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A soulmate relationship is supposed to be a nurturing, safe space. Never settle for anything less.


Quote: A happy relationship isn't about how it looks to others but how it feels to you. by author Lebo Grand overlaid on photo of snow-capped mountain at the horizon viewed from lake dock
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A happy relationship isn't about how it looks to others but how it feels to you.


Quote: In relationships, everyone makes mistakes. If you are forgiven for yours, don't take it for granted. by author Carlos Wallace overlaid on photo of man and woman holding hand while walking on bridge
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In relationships, everyone makes mistakes. If you are forgiven for yours, don't take it for granted.


Quote: You deserve a person who loves you as much as you need to be loved. by author Carlos Wallace overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman kissing during sunset
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You deserve a person who loves you as much as you need to be loved.


Quote: When you're in a relationship as a taker, the giver will eventually get tired. by author Carlos Wallace overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing under the sun
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When you're in a relationship as a taker, the giver will eventually get tired.


The good life is built with good relationships.


Quote: We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us. by author Bernard of Clairvaux overlaid on photo of photo of author Bernard of Clairvaux with quote

We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.


Quote: We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship. by author Harville Hendrix overlaid on photo of close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand
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We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.


Quote: The strength of our relationships is measured by how much people can count on us. by author Michael Hyatt overlaid on photo of gray-scale photo of man and woman hugging
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The strength of our relationships is measured by how much people can count on us.


Those who are nurtured best, survive best.


Quote: The most functional way to regulate difficult emotions in love relationships is to share them. by author Sue Johnson overlaid on photo of golden retriever inside car
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The most functional way to regulate difficult emotions in love relationships is to share them.


Quote: No important relationship survives if trust is totally lost. by author Paul Ekman overlaid on photo of red and white heart shape illustration
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No important relationship survives if trust is totally lost.


Quote: The quarrels of lovers are like summer storms. Everything is more beautiful when they have passed. by author Suzanne Curchod overlaid on photo of photo of author Suzanne Curchod with quote

The quarrels of lovers are like summer storms. Everything is more beautiful when they have passed.


Quote: I think the most important thing is being in healthy relationships. by author April Rose overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman kissing during sunset
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I think the most important thing is being in healthy relationships.


Quote: The key to a good relationship is how you repair the stress fractures. by author Chris Sullivan overlaid on photo of man kissing the woman wearing blue polka-dot dress
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The key to a good relationship is how you repair the stress fractures.


Quote: In a real relationship the two of you are together, meeting without your histories. by author John de Ruiter overlaid on photo of photo of author John de Ruiter with quote

In a real relationship the two of you are together, meeting without your histories.


Quote: Don't settle for a relationship that prevents you from being yourself. by author Oprah Winfrey overlaid on photo of man kissing the woman wearing blue polka-dot dress
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Don't settle for a relationship that prevents you from being yourself.


Quote: The fundamental glue that holds any relationship together is trust. by author Brian Tracy overlaid on photo of person wearing Apple watch
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The fundamental glue that holds any relationship together is trust.


Quote: Love does not cause suffering: what causes it is the sense of ownership, which is love's opposite. by author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of kissing man and woman
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Love does not cause suffering: what causes it is the sense of ownership, which is love's opposite.


Quote: Hold no grudges and practice forgiveness. This is the key to having peace in all your relationships. by author Wayne W. Dyer overlaid on photo of woman in black jacket standing near window
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Hold no grudges and practice forgiveness. This is the key to having peace in all your relationships.


Quote: An intimate relationship is one that allows you to be yourself. by author Deepak Chopra overlaid on photo of purple flower field during daytime
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An intimate relationship is one that allows you to be yourself.


Quote: Love and meaningful relationships are vital to physical and emotional well-being. by author Deepak Chopra overlaid on photo of gray-scale photo of man and woman hugging
Photo Credit: Brittani Burns

Love and meaningful relationships are vital to physical and emotional well-being.


Quote: The purpose of romantic relationships is to encourage you to grow spiritually. by author Gary Zukav overlaid on photo of photo of author Gary Zukav with quote

The purpose of romantic relationships is to encourage you to grow spiritually.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The purpose of romantic relationships is to encourage you to grow spiritually. Romantic relationships can do this because they are interactions in which you come to see those parts of yourself that are constructive, healthy and creative. You see them because you project them onto someone else.


Quote: Most real relationships are involuntary. by author Iris Murdoch overlaid on photo of photo of author Iris Murdoch with quote

Most real relationships are involuntary.


Quote: What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else. by author Stephanie Klein overlaid on photo of golden retriever inside car
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What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else.


Quote: When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time. by author Maya Angelou overlaid on photo of photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.

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When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. People know themselves much better than you do. That's why it's important to stop expecting them to be something other than who they are.


Quote: The glue that holds all relationships together ... is trust, and trust is based on integrity. by author Brian Tracy overlaid on photo of brown wooden table clock at 10 10
Photo Credit: Artem Maltsev

The glue that holds all relationships together ... is trust, and trust is based on integrity.


Quote: The fastest way to improve your relationships is to make others feel important in every way possible. by author Brian Tracy overlaid on photo of band performing on stage in front of people
Photo Credit: Vishnu R Nair

The fastest way to improve your relationships is to make others feel important in every way possible.


Quote: When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself. by author Deepak Chopra overlaid on photo of yellow sunflower field under blue sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Todd Trapani

When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.


Quote: Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of person holding lighted oil lamp
Photo Credit: Prateek Gautam

Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.


Quote: Forgiveness is the oil of all relationships. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of brown leaf on asphalt road
Photo Credit: John Noonan

Forgiveness is the oil of all relationships.


Quote: Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of close up shot of white flower
Photo Credit: Christian Widell

Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.


Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.


Quote: Be a loving person rather than in a love relationship. by author Osho overlaid on photo of pink flowers with white background
Photo Credit: TOMOKO UJI

Be a loving person rather than in a love relationship.


Quote: The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing beside body of water during daytime
Photo Credit: Jonathan Borba

The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.


Quote: The best relationships in our lives are the best not because they have been the happiest ones, they are that way because they have stayed strong through the most tormentful of storms. by author Pandora Poikilos overlaid on photo of purple flower on purple textile
Photo Credit: Daniele Levis Pelusi

The best relationships in our lives are the best not because they have been the happiest ones, they are that way because they have stayed strong through the most tormentful of storms.


Quote: There is greatness in doing something you hate for the sake of someone you love. by author Shmuley Boteach overlaid on photo of photo of author Shmuley Boteach with quote

There is greatness in doing something you hate for the sake of someone you love.


Quote: Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman kissing on beach during sunset
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Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.


Quote: The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends. by author Gwyneth Paltrow overlaid on photo of person holding flowers
Photo Credit: rocknwool

The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.


Quote: Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others. by author Wayne W. Dyer overlaid on photo of blue sky with stars during night time
Photo Credit: Arthur Volkers

Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others.


Quote: To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of brown and black butterfly on person index finger
Photo Credit: Amy Humphries

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.


Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.


Quote: We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all. by author Eleanor Roosevelt overlaid on photo of man and woman holding hands in grayscale photography
Photo Credit: Joanna Nix-Walkup

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


Quote: Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. by author Bob Marley overlaid on photo of smiling couple
Photo Credit: Joe Hepburn

Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.


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