85 Unhappy Marriage Quotes For Failed Relationship

Looking for quotes about being unhappy in your marriage? We have some of the best unhappy marriage quotes, sayings, (with images and pictures) that you can resonate with.

Nothing can be more depressing than a troubled and an unsuccessful marriage. When spouses live together without understanding, love, and any respect for each other, then its a sad situation for both the wife and the husband.

Also See: Struggling Marriage Quotes

A relationship of a husband and wife is special and is laid on the foundation of love, trust, support and understanding. When your partner cheats or betrays you, then it is heart breaking. There can be nothing sad than being ignored or having a unhappy marriage.

You may have a bad marriage where you struggle to find peace and happiness. But with some understanding, better communication, trust and loyalty you can try and change the situation.

Don’t forget to read our collection of husband hurting wife quotes which might connect to.

Unhappy Marriage Quotes

  1. “In an ideal world, marriage vows would be entirely rewritten.” – Alain de Botton

  2. “It is lack of communication that leads to unhappy marriage.” – Lailah Gifty Akita                                               
    Quotes About Unhappy Marriage
    Quotes About Unhappy Marriage

  3. “An unhappy marriage is neither your business nor your concern.” – Anthony Riches

  4. “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” – J.K. Rowling

  5. “It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far.” – Marilyn Monroe

  6. “Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.” – Unknown

  7. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche                                                                                                                                   
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    unhappy marriage quotes

  8. “I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother.” – Martha Gellhorn

  9. “More marriages might survive if the partners realize that sometimes, the better comes after the worse.” – Doug Larson

  10. “There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.” – Shannon L. Alder

  11. “Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.” – D. Love

  12. “Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love.” – Jennifer Weiner

  13. “Sometimes, I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.” – Katharine Hepburn

  14. “When one of you wanted one life, and the other wanted something completely different, there was a technical term for that: irreconcilable.” – Anna Quindlen

  15. “So many pleasing episodes of one’s life are spoiled by shouting. You never heard of an unhappy marriage unless the neighbors have heard it first.” – Lillian Russell

  16. “The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that of all the opportunities to show differences in character, surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest.” – Anne Tyler

  17. “If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.” – Shannon L. Alder

  18. “When you look back and realize that you do not remember anything good about your relationship, then it means things aren’t the way they are supposed to be. Talk it out before it is too late.” – Unknown

  19. “You know it’s never fifty-fifty in a marriage. It’s always seventy-thirty, or sixty-forty. Someone falls in love first. Someone puts someone else up on a pedestal. Someone works very hard to keep things rolling smoothly; someone else sails along for the ride.” – Jodi Picoult

  20. “When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.” – George Bernard Shaw

Unhappy Marriage Quotes For Wife

When you feel your marriage is falling apart or your have a broken marriage then its sad and hurting to come to terms with it.

Also See: Failed Relationship Quotes

But at times its better to part ways with your partner than to live an unhappy and sad life together. Unhappy and bad marriage quotes can help express your grief and pain.

  1. “There is no worse parent than an unhappy parent!” – Rossana Condoleo

  2. “The loneliest thing in the world is lying awake beside someone asleep.” – Rebecca Makkai

  3. “Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.” – Erma Bombeck

  4. “At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not your life.” – Sandi Lynn

  5. “I find to my astonishment that an unhappy marriage goes on being unhappy when it is over.” – Rebecca West

  6. “Another reason for unhappy marriage is that men can’t fool their wives as they could their mothers.” – Vikrant

  7. “It’s not so much growing old and feeling alone, it’s when you are growing old with someone and feel alone.” – Unknown

  8. “Neither of us is happy but neither of us wants to leave. So we keep breaking one another and calling it love.” – Rupi Kaur

  9. “Don’t spend too much time beating on a wall, hoping it will transform into a door.” – Dr. Laura Schlessinger

  10. “If someone constantly makes you unhappy, then you must build up the courage to let that person go.” – Anonymous

  11. “And the worst thing she had heard were the words he hadn’t said, the fact that he hadn’t loved her.” – Danielle Steel

  12. “Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.” – D. Love

  13. “I had not quite fixed whether to make him end in Hell, or in an unhappy marriage, not knowing which would be the severest.” – Lord Byron

  14. “I couldn’t think of anything worse than being in an unhappy marriage. It worries me because I’ve seen it destroy people.” – Simon Cowell

  15. “I like marriage, family life and I wish to get married again. But opting out of an unhappy marriage was a duty toward myself and my future.” – Rossana Condoleo

  16. “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” – Deborah Reber

  17. “You kids were all in college, and I suddenly saw that I was stuck alone with a man who, all those years later, was still wanting me to be someone I wasn’t.” – Barbara Delinsky

  18. “I am not a hotel room. i am home; i am not the whiskey you want, i am the water you need; don’t come here with expectations and try to make a vacation out of me.” – Rupi Kaur

  19. “Marriage does not guarantee you will be together forever, it’s only paper. It takes love, respect, trust, understanding, friendship, and faith in your relationship to make it last.” – Unknown

  20. “If he can’t handle you at your worst, then he does not deserve you at your best. Real love means seeing beyond the words spoken out of pain, and instead seeing a person’s soul.” – Shannon L. Alder

  21. “I don’t want to be married just to be married. I can’t think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can’t talk to, or worse, someone I can’t be silent with.” – Mary Ann Shaffer

  22. “Suddenly she felt guilty for not working harder to forgive him and repair the damage, but he hadn’t either. They had been two lost people, treading water for seven years, after the ship went down.” – Danielle Steel

  23. “Each suburban wife struggles with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night- she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question– ‘Is this all?” – Betty Friedan

  24. “I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.” – Haruki Murakami

  25. “Don’t be with someone who doesn’t do what they say they’re going to do. If he’s choosing not to make a simple effort that would put you at ease and bring harmony to a recurring fight, then he doesn’t respect your feelings and needs.” – Greg Behrendt

Unhappy Marriage Quotes For Husband

Sometimes both the partners are sad and unhappy in their marriage but they can’t leave it for the sake of their children, society or other reasons.

Also See; Toxic Relationship Quotes

Seperating or going for a divorce sometimes seems a bigger challenge. So even if you have a miserable marriage full of sorrows and regrets, some people still live with it and depressed all along.

  1. “It takes both of us to put happiness into our marriage.” – Unknown

  2. “Sometimes I get real lonely sleeping with you.” – Haruki Murakami

  3. “The truth is; we’re better off apart. It just kills me to admit it.” – Unknown

  4. “The most important four words for a successful marriage: ‘I’ll do the dishes.” – Anonymous

  5. “We ruined each other by being together. We destroyed each other’s dreams.” – Kate Chisman

  6. “For every quarrel a man and wife have before others, they have a hundred when alone.” – E. W. Howe

  7. “I never knew I could feel so much pain, and yet be so in love with the person causing it.” – Anonymous

  8. “Sometimes, you can be more than enough for someone, but they choose not to be in your life.” – Shannon L. Alder

  9. “The great marriages are partnerships. It can’t be a great marriage without being a partnership.” – Helen Mirren

  10. “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.” – John Green

  11. “A husband and wife may disagree on many things but they must absolutely agree on this: to never, ever give up.” – Unknown

  12. “A strong marriage requires two people who choose to love each other even when they struggle to like each other.” – Unknown

  13. “The demise of marriages begins with a growing absence of responsive intimate interactions. The conflict comes later.” – Sue Johnson

  14. “Many marriages fail because the man insists on treating his wife as a problem to be solved, not a mysetry to be known and loved.” – Unknown

  15. “What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.” – Leo Tolstoy

  16. “When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.” – Deepak Chopra

  17. “There is no challenge strong enough to destroy your marriage as long as you are both willing to stop fighting against each other and start fighting for each other.” – Dave Willis

  18. “If I know anything about women, I know they’re not going to accept infidelity any way you serve it up. I don’t care what they say. No one wants the one they love running around on ’em.” – Jack Dancer

  19. “And how can you say a man had a good mind when he couldn’t even bother to do anything when the best-hearted, most beautiful woman in the world, his own wife, was dying for lack of love and understanding…” – Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

  20. “I would rather a romantic relationship turn into contempt than turn into apathy. The passion in the extremities makes it appear as though it once meant something. We grow from hot or cold, but lukewarm is the biggest insult.” – Criss Jami

Sad Unhappy Marriage Quotes

  1. “A good husband makes a good wife.” – John Florio

  2. “It takes two to destroy a marriage.” – Margaret Trudeau

  3. “Marriage is just a piece of paper if it’s not a happy one.” – Phil Lester                                                               
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    bad marriage quotes

  4. “A long but unhappy marriage is not a successful marriage.” – Unknown                                                         
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    wife unhappy marriage quotes

  5. “Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself.” – Unknown                                                             
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    sad marriage quotes

  6. “I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.” – Groucho Marx

  7. “Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy is staying in an unhappy marriage.” – Jennifer Weiner                                                                                                                                                                         
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    sad unhappy marriage quotes

  8. “I miss me. The old me, the happy me, the smiling me, the laughing me, the gone me.” – Unknown

  9. “When you’re unhappy in your marriage, your children are the ones who suffer.” – Christina Aguilera                                                                                                                                         
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    unhappy marriage quotes images

  10. “Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.” – Khalil Gibran

  11. “If you have a happy wife you can gain a happy life. But else you have an unhappy wife, your life is fully unhappy. That is really true.” – Unknown

  12. “If you constantly have to tell someone the same exact thing about how you feel and they don’t change it, understand they don’t respect you.” – Unknown

  13. “Ignoring your partner’s needs and expecting a happy relationship, is like ignoring your plants needing water and still expecting a beautiful garden.” – Unknown

  14. “Have you ever just randomly started crying because you’ve been holding in all of these emotions and pretending to be happy for way too long?” – Unknown

  15. “It absolutely feels the worst in the world when your husband hurts you and breaks you but does not even realize what he’s doing. Nobody deserves that.” – Unknown

  16. “When I was single, I’d tell people that if I was unhappy in marriage, I’d just leave. Now that I’m unhappily married, for some reason it’s too hard for me to just leave.” – Unknown

  17. “Sometimes I wonder that one missing sock after doing laundry, is the smart one. After being unhappy for so long, it finally walks away from a frayed, worn-out relationship.” – Anthony Liccione

  18. “Many married women who have deliberately spurned the “hour” of childbearing are unhappy and frustrated. They never discovered the joys of marriage because they refused to surrender to the obligation of their state. In saving themselves, they lost themselves!” – Fulton J. Sheen

  19. “A real man never hurts a woman. Be very careful when you make a woman cry, because God counts her tears. The woman came out of a man’s rib, not from his feet to be walked on, and not from his head to be superior, but from his side to be equal. Under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved.” – Unknown

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