couples Quotes

23 of the best book quotes about couples
  1. #1
    Without me, she would not eat. Without her, I would not live.
  2. #2
    “There was something tender and gentle about our love, something a little shy, that was like early spring.”
  3. #3
    “To shape love, we have to be open and responsive, emotionally as well as physically.”
  4. #4
    “To achieve a lasting loving bond, we have to be able to tune in to our deepest needs and longings and translate them into clear signals that help our lovers respond to us. We have to be able to accept love and to reciprocate.”
  5. #5
    “As lovers, we poise together delicately on a tightrope. When the winds of doubt and fear begin blowing, if we panic and clutch at each other or abruptly turn away and head for cover, the rope sways more and more and our balance becomes even more precarious. To stay on the rope, we must shift with each other’s moves, respond to each other’s emotions. As we connect, we balance each other. We are in emotional equilibrium.”
  6. #6
    “We have to reconnect, to speak our needs in a way that moves our partner to respond. This longing for emotional connection with those nearest to us is the emotional priority, overshadowing even the drive for food or sex.”
  7. #7
    “Recognize and admit that you are emotionally attached to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is on a parent for nurturing, soothing, and protection. Adult attachments may be more reciprocal and less centered on physical contact, but the nature of the emotional bond is the same.”
  1. #8
    “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.”
  2. #9
    “Healthy dependence is the essence of romantic love.”
  3. #10
    “Caretaking and pragmatic support come naturally when we feel close and connected. ‘When you love, you wish to do things for,’ Ernest Hemingway wrote. ‘You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.’ We know from research that secure partners are more sensitive to each other’s needs for care.”
  4. #11
    “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.”
  5. #12
    “A major part of keeping love alive is recognizing moments of connection and holding them up where you both can see them (...). They remind us of how precious our relationship is and what close connection feels like. They remind us of the simple ways we can transform our partner’s world with the power of our caring.”
  6. #13
    Your woman knows your weaknesses better than anybody. She knows where you will falter and give up. She knows the degree of mediocrity you will settle for. And, she knows your true capacity as a full man, a man of free consciousness and love.
  7. #14
    You are only punishing yourself when you want to be in a relationship with a woman more than she wants to be a in a relationship with you.

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  1. #15
    She will point out your weaknesses better than a boot camp drill sergeant.
  2. #16
    In response to your fearless consciousness, she will drench your world in love and light.
  3. #17
    She wants you to be your fullest, most magnificent self. She won’t settle for anything less. She knows it is true of you. She knows in your deepest heart you are free, you are Shiva. Anything less than that she will torment. And, as you know, she’s quite good at it.
  4. #18
    The most loving women are the women who will test you the most.
  5. #19
    You must listen to your woman more as an oracle than as an adviser.
  6. #20
    “When a couple speaks their vows, it is not a man, or a woman, or a pastor, or a parent who is the main actor - the main doer. God is.”
  7. #21
    “l pressed my forehead to Mal’s and heard him whisper, “I’ll meet you in the meadow.”
  8. #22
    “The moment his lips met mine, the connection between us opened and I felt his power flood through me. I could feel how much he wanted me—but behind that desire, I could feel something else, something that felt like anger. ”
  9. #23
    “It is to erase the fixed smiles of sleeping couples that Satan trained roosters to crow at five in the morning.”
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