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broken relationship Quotes

32 of the best book quotes about broken relationship
  1. #1
    “Outside, they made their farewells. Rickon sobbed and clung to Hodor’s leg until Osha gave him a smack with the butt end of the spear. Then he followed her quick enough. Shaggydog stalked after them. The last Bran saw of them was the direwolf’s tail as it vanished behind the broken tower.”
  2. #2
    “To her mind, meanness was incompatible with purity, and meanness was the one word that, since her early childhood, she had always associated with her mother.”
  3. #3
    “do not look for healing
    at the feet of those
    who broke you”
  4. #4
    Ending is better than mending.
  5. #5
    “I thought it would make me feel better to have the man vanished from the earth, but I actually felt a massive, frightening hollowness open up in my chest. I had spent my life comparing myself to my father, and now he was gone.”
  6. #6
    “What the younger generation didn’t understand was that the grass was greenest where it’s watered, which meant that both Frank and Amanda had to get out their hoses if they wanted to make things better. But Amanda hadn’t asked.”
  7. #7
    “She was about to split asunder, she felt. The agony was so terrific. If she could grasp her, if she could clasp her, if she could make her hers absolutely and forever and then die; that was all she wanted. But to sit here, unable to think of anything to say; to see Elizabeth turning against her; to be felt repulsive even by her – it was too much; she could not stand it. The thick fingers curled inwards.”
  8. #8
    “That’s how it is when you leave these things behind—busyness, exhaustion,codependence, compulsive anything—you can see the cracks and brokennesses in your relationships for what they really are, and you realize that you can’t move forward the way you have been, that you have to either fix the cracks or let the connection break—those are the only two honest ways.″”
  9. #9
    “Our past history with loved ones shapes our present relationships. In moments of disconnection when we cannot safely engage with our lover, we naturally turn to the way of coping that we adopted as a child, the way of coping that allowed us to hold on to our parent, at least in some minimal way.”
  10. #10
    “New beginnings start with knowing how we create the trap that we are caught in, how we have deprived ourselves of the love we need. Strong bonds grow from resolving to halt the cycles of disconnection, the dances of distress.”
  1. #11
    “Conflict with and hostile criticism from loved ones increase our self-doubts and create a sense of helplessness, classic triggers for depression. We need validation from our loved ones. Researchers say that marital distress raises the risk for depression tenfold!”
  2. #12
    “Until we understand the core principles that organize love relationships, we cannot really understand love’s problems or offer couples enduring help. The demand-withdraw pattern is not just a bad habit, it reflects a deeper underlying reality: such couples are starving emotionally.”
  3. #13
    “When marriage fail, it is not increasing conflict that is the cause. It is decreasing affection and emotional responsiveness. (...) The lack of emotional responsiveness rather than the level of conflict is the best predictor of how solid a marriage will be.”
  4. #14
    “Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me,
    Knowing thy heart torment me with disdain,
    Have put on black and loving mourners be,
    Looking with pretty ruth upon my pain.
    And truly not the morning sun of heaven
    Better becomes the grey cheeks of the east,
    Nor that full star that ushers in the even,
    Doth half that glory to the sober west,
    As those two mourning eyes become thy face.”
  5. #15
    “Let me excuse thee: ah! my love well knows
    Her pretty looks have been mine enemies;
    And therefore from my face she turns my foes,
    That they elsewhere might dart their injuries:
    Yet do not so; but since I am near slain,
    Kill me outright with looks, and rid my pain.”
  6. #16
    “If Emma had ever smiled at her, Sara Jolene had not been looking. But Emma had been adept at mental torture.”
  7. #18
    “It’s just that being dumped suddenly puts time into perspective.”
  8. #19
    “At the end of any relationship you take a long, hard look at the years that have gone by and say “What now”?
  9. #20
    “‘People are going to feel sorry for me, and I won’t ever have any normal relationships—and it’s always going to be because I didn’t have a mother. Always. That’s the ultimate kind of broken.’”

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  1. #21
    “Whatever,” he said and tipped his head back as he polished off the remnants of whatever it was he was drinking. “It’s not like she’s the only game in town.” He took a step towards me but I was too consumed with my own thoughts to pay it any attention.
  2. #22
    “Paying attention is the bedrock opposite of taking for granted, which is a major cause of death of long relationships.”
  3. #23
    “‘Because every now and then, I’d meet a guy and think that we were getting along great, and suddenly I’d stop hearing from him. Not only did he stop calling, but if I happened to bump into him sometime later, he always acted like I had the plague. I didn’t understand it. I still don’t. And it bothered me. It hurt me. With time, it got harder and harder to keep blaming the guys, and I eventually came to the conclusion that there was something wrong with me. That maybe I was simply meant to live my life alone.’”
  4. #24
    “Things feel like they’ll be forever, but they aren’t. Love can go away, or people can, without even meaning to. Nothing is guaranteed.”
  5. #25
    “People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they’re not.”
  6. #26
    “‘Well, I still don’t think it’s pathetic to cry over someone. It just means you care about them deeply and you’re sad.’”
  7. #27
    “She had avoided burying her mother beneath a blanket of white flowers for, to her, white symbolized purity, and nothing - not even death - would lead her to link Emma Tilman with purity.”
  8. #28
    “Maybe we tried to leave as much memories of ourselves with each other because we knew one day we wouldn’t be together any more.”
  9. #29
    “One day your love for yourself
    will outweigh the love
    that keeps you holding onto someone
    who chooses to hurt you;”
  10. #30
    “Loving the wrong person is self-harm”
  11. #31
    “Her sorrow was extreme. She threw herself on the ground, screamed, appealed to God, and wept all alone in the fields until the sunrise. Then she returned to the farm and announced that she wanted to leave.”
  12. #32
    “I’m not a good lier. Except Brewster. It takes a lot of lies to keep a marriage going.”