We have to recognise that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.
I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.
Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
Being single doesn't mean you're weak, it means that you're strong enough to wait for the right person.
Relationships dont always make sense. Especially from the outside
To respect the dignity of a relationship also implies accepting the end when it comes. Except in my mind, except in my dreams, where the aftertaste of her still lingers.
When what you hear and what you see don't match, trust your eyes.
Be sure it's your real self you're showing. Because it is your real self that needs to be loved.
Daphne Rose Kingma
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.
I can see that the sadness has returned. And it's not a beautiful sadness- beautiful sadness is a myth. Sadness turns our features to clay, not porcelain.
When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.
People will walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out.
Michael Bassey Johnson
I believe with all my heart that the cliches are true, that we are our own best friends and best company, and that if you're not right for yourself, it's impossible to be right for anyone.
You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on their tongues, earned from years of biting back angry words.
Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
Stephen R. Covey
But it is impossible to go through life without trust; that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.
Most don't deserve your tears... and the ones that do will never make you cry.
T. Rafael Cimino
The moment you put someone on a pedestal they will look down upon you. The trick is respecting each other equally.
It is with the soul that we grasp the essence of another human being, not with the mind, nor even with the heart.
People are islands,' she said. 'They don't really touch. However close they are, they're really quite separate. Even if they've been married for fifty years.
People die, I think, but your relationship with them doesn't. It continues and is ever-changing.
Why don’t we break up? I guess I stay with her because she stays with me. And that’s not an easy thing to do.
He knew me in all the ways that truly mattered: the shape of my fears, the contours of my dreams.
You Can't Lose Something You Never Had
In the best, the friendliest and simplest relations flattery or praise is necessary, just as grease is necessary to keep wheels turning.
We walked to meet each other up at the time of our love and then we have been irresistibly drifting in different directions, and there's no altering that.
Solid character will reflect itself in consistent behavior, while poor character will seek to hide behind deceptive words and actions.
Theresa, I know there's a part of you that believes you can change someone, but the reality is that you can't. You can change yourself, and Garrett can change himself, but you can't do it for him.
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?
It's no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn't even speak to each other if they met at a party.
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