70 Failed Relationship Quotes That You Might Relate To

Looking for sad quotes about failed relationships? We have rounded up the best collection of failed relationship quotes, sayings, captions, status messages, texts, (with images and pictures) that you might relate to if you are going through a strained relationship with your boyfriend/husband/wife.

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An unsuccessful relationship  doesn’t define you or your happiness in the future. Though the phase may make you sad, unhappy and broken but with times things will be better and you will be ready to move forward. Acceptance of the situation that your relationship is not working out is most important to get out of it and move on in life.

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You might relate to read the famous words of others who have been in similar situations and to inspire you to know that these feelings will pass. These meaningful relationship failure quotes are truly wise, and eye-opening when you see others who have successfully moved on and been the better for it.

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Don’t forget to read our collection of bad relationship quotes to help you in moving on after your breakup. We hope these failed relationship love quotes have helped give you renewed strength and faith to keep move on.

Failed Relationship Quotes

  1. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”

  2. “Stop giving yourself to people who don’t value you.”

  3. “You can’t put a good man or a good woman on layaway.”

  4. “I consider myself an expert on unsuccessful relationships.”

  5. “I’d rather be happy and alone than with you and miserable.”

  6. “Relationships end, but they don’t end your life.” – Steve Martin

  7. “Just because the relationship ended, doesn’t mean the feelings did.”                                 
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    failed relationship quotes

  8. “It’s better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else.” – Dr. Phil

  9. “The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.”

  10. “I TRIED – The sweetest thing you could ever say for a failed relationship.”

  11. “Some people will never understand the sacrifices you’re making for them.”

  12. “Don’t hurt the next one because of pain from the last one! Let God heal you.”

  13. “You still mean everything to me. You’re just not worth fighting for anymore.”                                                                                                                                               
    Sad Failed Relationship Quotes
    Sad Failed Relationship Quotes

  14. “One of the hardest part of life is deciding whether to walk away or try harder.”

  15. “Rod Wave best lines: Everybody be cheating but nobody wanna be cheated on.”

  16. “Don’t ask God to remove people when he has given you the power to say goodbye.”

  17. “You realize that you fell for who you thought he was going to be, not who he was….”

  18. “Some people are meant to fall in love with each other, but not meant to be together.”

  19. “When you said you will be there for me, guess you meant only when times are good.”

  20. “There are no failed relationships. Every person in our lives has a life lesson to teach.”                                                                                                                                     
    Failed Relationship Quotes Images
    Failed Relationship Quotes Images

  21. “If the relationship doesn’t make you a better person, then you are with the wrong one.”

  22. “It’s sad when you realize you aren’t as important to someone as you thought you were.”

  23. “Most relationships fail because couples fight with pride more than they work with love.”

  24. “You hurt me more than what I deserve because I loved you more than what you deserve.”                                                                                                                                               
    Failed Love Relationship Quotes
    Failed Love Relationship Quotes

  25. “Relationships fail because of trust issues, commitment issues and communication issues.”

  26. “Relationship never dies a natural death…They are murdered by ego, attitude and ignorance…”                                                                                                               
    Unhappy Failed Relationship Quotes
    Unhappy Failed Relationship Quotes

  27. “When you get into a bad relationship the best thing you can do is get out of it as soon you can.”

  28. “Every failed relationship is an opportunity for self growth and learning. So be thankful and move on.”                                                                                                           
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    failed relationship moved on quote

  29. “The majority of failed relationships are due to poor choices, ignoring signs, insecurities, and attitude.”

  30. “The hardest part is waking up in the morning, remembering what you were trying to forget last night.”

  31. “A strong relationship starts with two brave people who are ready to sacrifice anything for one another.”

  32. “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically.” – Joel Osteen

  33. “When you get taken for granted, don’t change who you are. Just change who has access to who you are.”

  34. “Don’t be discouraged – every relationship you have is a failure, until you find the right one.”- Gillian Flynn

  35. “If you want a recipe for relationship failure, just wait for the other person to change first.”- Harriet Lerner

  36. “Sometimes I think that after so many failed relationships I’ve turned stone cold and just can’t trust again.”                                                                                         
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    failed long distance relationship quotes

  37. “The only thing worse than being in a bad relationship for one year is being in it for a year and a day.” – Dr. Phil

  38. “If a man expects a woman to be an angel in his life, he must first create heaven for her. Angels don’t live in hell.”

  39. “No relationship is ever a waste of your time. If it didn’t bring you what you want, it taught you what you don’t want.”

  40. “Most relationships fail because one person was being loved too much and the other wasn’t being loved enough.”                                                                                                     
    Quotes About Relationship Failure
    Quotes About Relationship Failure

  41. “The greatest mistake we humans make in our relationships; we listen half, understand quarter, think zero and react double.”

  42. “When you end up happily married, even the failed relationships have worked beautifully to get you there.” – Julia Roberts

  43. “Relationships fail because people take their own insecurities and try and twist them into their partner’s flaws.” – Baylor Barbee

  44. “When someone tells you they are too “busy”, it’s not a reflection of their schedule; it’s a reflection of your spot on their schedule.”

  45. “Without communication, there is no relationship. Without respect, there is no love. Without trust, there’s no reason to continue.”

  46. “Sometimes you don’t need to hear their excuses or what they have to say for themselves because their actions already spoke the truth.”

  47. “All failed relationships hurt, but losing someone who doesn’t appreciate and respect you is actually a gain, not a loss. Know your worth.”

  48. “Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” – Steve Maraboli

  49. “The problem with relationships today is that everyone has been so screwed over by an ex that they’re afraid to let their guard down again.”

  50. “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.”

  51. “Most relationships fail not because of the absence of love. Love is always present. It’s just that one loves too much and the other too little.”

  52. “Lots of relationships fail because we spend more time pointing out each others mistakes and not enough time enjoying each others company.”

  53. “There’s nothing worse than walking around and talking about your failed relationship, all day, every day, for months on end.” – Max Greenfield

  54. “Some people will never understand the sacrifices you’re making for them until you stop making them. Don’t continue to be where you’re not appreciated.”

  55. “At the end of the day I have always seen the end of my relationships as a personal failure. There is nothing ever pretty in saying goodbye.”- Elisabetta Canalis

  56. “The success or failure of any relationship depends not just on how we feel about each other, but on how we make each other feel about ourselves.”- Tonya Hurley

  57. “Remember there’s a purpose to every failed relationship. The purpose isn’t to encourage you to lower your expectations, but to raise your standards.” – Robert Tew

  58. “We failed to see relationships that we should have. We failed to communicate from one agency to the other. Those are part of what we are learning today.” – Bob Graham

  59. “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

  60. “She realized, when relationships failed to last, it was not because love was no longer present, but because people had stopped believing in themselves and in their partners.” – Christina Westover

  61. “People should not judge failed love affairs as failed experiences but as part of the growth process. Something does not have to end well for it to have been one of the most valuable experiences of a lifetime.” – Ethel Person

  62. “In terms of relationships, I’ve had two failures, although I don’t like to call them failures; they are self learning, and I cannot say I regret any of my relationships. I’ve always said that I am a much loved woman.”- Kate del Castillo

  63. “Most relationships tend to fail, however it’s not because of the absence of love, because love is always present. It’s just that one person was loving too much and the other wasn’t loving enough. So, if you love someone, tell them and show them.”

  64. “Don’t break up. Fix the problem. Start the romance again. Go on dates again. Work on winning each other over again. This is why there are so many failed relationships. If you love each other and are best friends then breaking up is not the answer.”

  65. “I learned something from a string of failed relationships. You don’t see a pattern quickly. You see it over time. I learned to stop jumping in at the first sign of attraction. As soon as you’re attracted to someone, you go for it – whether or not it’s a good idea. Basically, just going out and getting laid.” – James McAvoy

  66. “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”

  67. “Life has taught me that you can’t control someone’s loyalty. No matter how good you are to them, doesn’t mean they’ll treat you the same. No matter how much they mean to you, doesn’t mean they’ll value you the same. Sometimes the people you love the most, turn out to be the people you can trust the least.” – Trent Shelton

  68. “If we knew how broken we would be after a failed relationship, we wouldn’t have put in much love. But what hurts most is, everything seems beautiful from the start, so all we could do was to enhance upon it’s beauty to a perfection. Not knowing each togetherness has it’s own coupled purpose. “Know the purpose of every relationship.” – Jeffery Kwakye

  69. “Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted makeup. Forget the laughs, forget the fights, forget the sex, forget the jealousy. But take off your hat and observe a moment’s silence for the legions of unknown tubes of foundation, mascara, eyeliner, blusher and lipstick who died that it might all have been possible. But who died in vain.” – Marian Keyes

  70. “The more chances you give someone the less respect they’ll start to have for you. They’ll begin to ignore the standards that you’ve set because they’ll know another chance will always be given. They’re not afraid to lose you because they know no matter what you won’t walk away. They get comfortable with depending on your forgiveness. Never let a person get comfortable disrespecting you.”


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