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80 Best Complicated Relationship Quotes

80 Best Complicated Relationship Quotes
Written by Leslie Blair

There are so many reasons people label their relationships as complicated. It is about commitment issues, trust issues or long distance that prevent them to be in healthy relationships. So, if you find yourself in such one, we prepared 100 complicated relationship quotes to help you understand what is holding you from being fully happy.

There are so many reasons people label their relationships as complicated. It is about commitment issues, trust issues or long distance that prevent them to be in healthy relationships. So, if you find yourself in such one, we prepared 100 complicated relationship quotes to help you understand what is holding you from being fully happy.

We all long for a meaningful relationship and want that special someone who will appreciate us for who we are, without changing us. Someone who will make us laugh and comfort us when we cry. Someone who will love our imperfections and treat us the same whether we’re at our best or at our worst.

But, we get into a relationship far too fast. There’s too much pressure of finding ‘the one’.

Being single isn’t the worst thing that can happen to you. Just because everyone around you is settling down doesn’t mean it’s time for you to do the same. Wait until your forever person comes along, even if that takes years. Even if it takes a lifetime.

Don’t let society convince you to move faster than you are comfortable moving. Don’t let society pressure you into getting married with the first person you find.

We are trying so hard to get in a relationship for the sake of being in a relationship and we end up in complicated, toxic, manipulative relationships that just leave us heartbroken.

Until you find someone who is worthy of your love, you should stay single. You should hold out for the right relationship. You should promise yourself you will settle down with the right person.
You are worth much more.

Most romantic, yet heartbreakingly complicated relationship quotes:

1. “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”
~ Bob Marley

Complicated Relationship Quotes

2. A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
~August Strindberg

3. One should always be wary of anyone who promises that their love will last longer than a weekend.
~Quentin Crisp

4. “What we need to know about loving is no great mystery. We all know what constitutes loving behavior; we need but act upon it, not continually question it. Over-analysis often confuses the issue and in the end brings us no closer to insight. We sometimes become too busy classifying, separating, and examining, to remember that love is easy. It’s we who make it complicated.”
~Leo Buscaglia

5. You have to learn to leave the table when love is no longer served.
~Nina Simone

6. Sometimes a simple “I miss you” changes everything.
~Unknown

7. “It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.”
~Agatha Christie

8. “If I love you let you be and if it’s true love you will come back to me.”
~Anonymous

9. “It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.
~ Kahlil Gibran

10. “Love is like a rumor, Everyone talks about it, But no one truly knows.”
~ Anonymous

11. “But surely for everything you have to love you have to pay some price.”
~Agatha Christie

12. “They do not love that do not show their love. The course of true love never did run smooth. Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love.”
~ William Shakespeare

13. “Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire.”
~ Lord Byron

14. “Nothing hurts more than realizing he meant everything to you and you meant nothing to him.”
~ Anonymous

15. “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes. Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers’ tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, a choking gall and a preserving sweet.”
~ William Shakespeare

16. “Most people have a harder time letting themselves love than finding someone to love them.”
~ Bill Russell

17. “Being in love is what makes working all week bearable. It makes cruising with your windows rolled down feel like you’re riding in a convertible. It makes you dance to the rhythm of the copy machine and makes Friday night really feel like THE WEEKEND.”
~ Anonymous

18. “I know you would never do anything to hurt me, and perhaps that’s why I feel such guilt. Because I know your heart belongs to me, but mine belongs to someone else.”
~ JoAnne Golden

19. “I’ll follow you and make a heaven out of hell, and I’ll die by your hand which I love so well.”
~ William Shakespeare

20. “How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?”
~ Albert Einstein

Relationship Quotes That Will Make It A Little Less, “Complicated”

21. “Would you not agree that relationships are built on trust? Would you not also agree that most individuals think more in terms of “me” – my wants, my needs, my rights? What would wisdom dictate – would it not direct us to focus on trust-building principles and sacrificing ‘me’ for ‘we’?”
~ Stephen Covey

22. “We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”
~ Sam Keen

Complicated Relationship Quotes

23. “The person who is perfect for you is far from perfect. That’s the way it should be. You can’t have a healthy, robust relationship with someone who has never tasted life. You can’t have a lasting love without having a past that has shaped you. You can’t handle a person who is so vacuous he came out of life unscathed. In the end, we’re all just trying to find someone as f*cked up as we are.” ~ Gigi Engle

24. “A no-effort relationship is a doomed relationship, not a great relationship. It takes work to communicate accurately and it takes work to expose and resolve conflicting hopes and beliefs. It doesn’t mean there is no ‘they lived happily ever after,’ but it’s more like ‘they worked happily ever after.’”
~ Carol Dweck

25. “Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things.”
~ Keanu Reeves

26. “Despite what you may think, there’s nothing wrong with being messed up. The person who is messed up is actually the best person you can date. This person’s baggage and experience is what makes him or her beautiful. He or she can still function in society despite having seen what life is about and how ugly things can get.”
~ Gigi Engle

27. “Dependency may appear to be love because it is a force that causes people to fiercely attach themselves to one another. But in actuality it is not love; it is a form of antilove. It has its genesis in a parental failure to love and it perpetuates the failure. It seeks to receive rather than to give. It nourishes infantilism rather than growth. It works to trap and constrict rather than to liberate. Ultimately it destroys rather than builds relationships, and it destroys rather than builds people.”
~ Scott Peck

28. “Making one person the only source of love does not work because love is in everything and everyone. When we miss that, we miss the point of life. Really.”
~ Banu Sekendur

29. “Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.”
~ Dalai Lama

30. “As you put more emphasis on being a loving person, which is something you can control – and less emphasis on receiving love, which is something you can’t control – you’ll find that you have plenty of love in your life.”
~ Richard Carlson

31. “Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”
~ Jorge Luis Borges

32. “Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he’s in love with her.”
– Julie Hintz

33. “In real love there is no relationship, because there are not two persons to be related to. In real love there is only love, a flowering, a fragrance, a melting, a merging. Only in egoistic love are there two persons, the lover and the loved. And whenever there is the lover and the loved, love disappears. Whenever there is love, the lover and the beloved both disappear into love.”
~ Osho

34. “When you require another individual for your survival, you are a parasite on that individual. There is no choice, no freedom involved in your relationship. It is a matter of necessity rather than love. Love is the free exercise of choice. Two people love each other only when they are quite capable of living without each other but choose to live with each other.”
~ Scott Peck

35. “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
~ Marilyn Monroe

36. “You can say you love someone – but unless you demonstrate that love through your actions, your words become meaningless.”
~ Stephen M. R. Covey

Complicated Relationship Quotes

37. “When you say to a woman or a man, ‘I love you,’ you are simply saying, ‘I cannot be deceived by your body, I have seen you. Your body may become old but I have seen you, the bodiless you. I have seen your innermost core, the core that is divine.’ Liking is superficial. Love penetrates and goes to the very core of the person, touches the very soul of the person.”
~ Osho

38. “When you understand where people are coming from, what they are trying to say, what’s important to them, and so forth, being understood flows naturally; it falls into place with virtually no effort.”
~ Richard Carlson

39. “Don’t fix me; Love me for what’s broken.”
~ Seth Godin

40. “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for that part of me you bring out.”
~ Roy Croft

Helpful Complicated Relationship Quotes About Moving On

41. “It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.”
~Nicholas Sparks

42. Sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, and narcissistic wounds, which shatter the flattering image that we had of ourselves, in order to discover two truths: that we are not who we thought we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the loss of true happiness and well-being.”
~ Jean-Yves Leloup

43. “Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?”
~  Mary Manin Morrissey

44. “We teach people how to treat us.”
~ Dr. Phil

Complicated Relationship Quotes

45. “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.”
~ Michael J. Fox

46. “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

47. “Maybe the most that you can expect from a relationship that goes bad is to come out of it with a few good songs.”
~ Marianne Faithfull

48. “You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.”
~ C. JoyBell C.

49. “Sometimes it takes heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.”
~ Mandy Hale

50. “A relationship without trust is like a car without gas, you can stay in it all you want, but it won’t go anywhere.”
~ Unknown

51. “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?”
~ Nicholas Sparks

52. “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

53. “Lots of things can be fixed. Things can be fixed. But many times, relationships between people cannot be fixed, because they should not be fixed. You’re aboard a ship setting sail, and the other person has joined the inland circus, or is boarding a different ship, and you just can’t be with each other anymore. Because you shouldn’t be.”
~ C. JoyBell C.

54. “What’s broken is broken — and I’d rather remember it as it was than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.”
~ Margaret Mitchell

55. “It was strange, really. A couple months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently I could.”
~ Gabrielle Zevin

56. “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.’”
~ Joel Osteen

57. “Girls you’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.”
~ Tori Amos

58. “It’s better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else”
~ Phil McGraw

59. “Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you’re worthless. But you’re not worthless. You’re underappreciated.”
~ Steve Maraboli

60. “Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.”
~ Criss Jami

Quotes About Complicated Relationships

61. The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting next to them and know that you can never have them.
~Gabriel Garcia Marquez

62. “My relationship with him was defined by these complex emotions, this mixture of gratitude and resentment.”
~ Otsuichi

63. “The worst pain is that of not being wanted.”
~ John Lennon

64. Because love when it does not die, kills. Because loves that kill never die.
~ Joaquín Sabina

65. “Human livings are complicated because he prefers to live in someone’s heart and he prefers someone to live in his heart”
~ P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

66. One day they will realize that they lost a diamond while playing with worthless stones.
~ Turcois Ominek

67. “His moods changed minute to minute, and Jan could change him quicker than anyone. The more he loved her the more mixed up he got. He was such a beautiful man, but so unstable.”
~ David Ritz

68. “I find I’m unable to speak, unable to move, snared in his serious gaze like some kind of frightened rabbit”
~ J.S. Eades

69. There is no love in peace. It is always accompanied by agonies, ecstasies, intense joys and deep sorrows.
~ Paulo Coelho

70. Never love someone who treats you as if you were normal and ordinary.
~ Oscar Wilde

71. “Why do people always think being lovers shouldn’t be complicated?”
~ Nora Roberts

72. Do you know the best of broken hearts? That can only really be broken once. The rest are scratches.
~ Carlos Ruiz Zafón

73. “There’s no limit to how complicated things can get, on account of one thing always leading to another.”
~ E.B. White

74. “Some things in life are too complicated to explain in any language.”
~ Haruki Murakami

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75. The loss of love is not as painful as our reluctance to accept that it has occurred.
~ Tigress Luv

76. “She’d treasured every minute, but being with him was beginning to inspire more conflict within her than serenity.”
~ Nicki Elson

77. “The most complicated skill is to be simple.”
~ Dejan Stojanovic

78. Where there was fire there are ashes.

79. “LOVE, is the most powerful thing that makes my world turn upside down.”
~ Bernie Yaras

80. Pain is inevitable but suffering is optional.
~ M. Kathleen Casey

80 Best Complicated Relationship Quotes

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About the author

Leslie Blair

I decided to become a Dating and Relationship Coach because of my interest in human relationships and desire to help people experience more fulfilling, authentic relationships with themselves and ultimately others. Creating a healthy intimate relationship is about much more than finding the "perfect" partner. I’ll help you to identify and overcome every obstacle you’re going through in your relationship.

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