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Quotes About Family Relationships

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Maya Angelou
“I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.”
Maya Angelou

“Unfortunately, some family members are so psychotic that no matter how hard you try to forge a healthy relationship, nothing will help. Now that you're an adult, take refuge in the fact that some things are beyond your control. You owe it to yourself to steer clear of people who are harmful to your health.”
Andrea Lavinthal, Your So-Called Life: A Guide to Boys, Body Issues, and Other Big-Girl Drama You Thought You Would Have Figured Out by Now

“If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn . . .
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight . . .
If a child lives with fear, he learns to be apprehensive . . .
If a child lives with pity, he learns to feel sorry for himself . . .
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy . . .
If a child lives with jealousy, he learns to feel envy . . .
If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty ...

BUT

If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient . . .
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns to be confident . . .
If a child lives with praise, he learns to be appreciative . . .
If a child lives with acceptance, he learns to love . .
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves..
If a child lives with honesty, he learns what truth is . . .
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice . . .
If children live with recognition, they learn to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn to be generous.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith in himself and those about him . . .
If a child lives with friendliness, he learns the world is a nice place in which to live . . .”
Dorothy Law Nolte, Children Learn What They Live

Christina Westover
“The more you love,the more love you have to give.It's the only feeling we have which is infinite...”
Christina Westover, Precipice

Karen Mueller Coombs
“Often the right path is the one that may be hardest for you to follow. But the hard path is also the one that will make you grow as a human being.”
Karen Mueller Coombs, Bully at Ambush Corner

Adrienne Rich
“Probably there is nothing in human nature more resonant with charges than the flow of energy between two biologically alike bodies, one of which has lain in amniotic bliss inside the other, one of which has labored to give birth to the other. The materials are here for the deepest mutuality and the most painful estrangement.”
Adrienne Rich, Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution

Leslye Walton
“Children betrayed their parents by becoming their own people.”
Leslye Walton, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

William Makepeace Thackeray
“If a man's character is to be abused, say what you will, there's nobody like a relative to do the business.”
William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“She wanted to ask him why they were all strangers who shared the same last name.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun

Ally Carter
“Kat looked down at her lemonade. 'Do you think he betrayed the love of his life...because of us?'
'She used the name Romani, Kat,' was Gabrielle's answer. 'And besides...' She let the words draw out. Her gaze went to the distance, and there was a sense of peace in the way she said, 'WE'RE the love of his life.' She raised her glass again. 'To family.”
Ally Carter, Uncommon Criminals

Brady Udall
“...Families are Forever, and wondered if the slogan was meant as a promise or a threat.”
Brady Udall, The Lonely Polygamist

Anthon St. Maarten
“Never surrender your hopes and dreams to the fateful limitations others have placed on their own lives. The vision of your true destiny does not reside within the blinkered outlook of the naysayers and the doom prophets. Judge not by their words, but accept advice based on the evidence of actual results. Do not be surprised should you find a complete absence of anything mystical or miraculous in the manifested reality of those who are so eager to advise you. Friends and family who suffer the lack of abundance, joy, love, fulfillment and prosperity in their own lives really have no business imposing their self-limiting beliefs on your reality experience.”
Anthon St. Maarten

Rebecca Wells
“Because I miss them. Because I need them. Because I love them.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Karen Mueller Coombs
“I’m proud of you, son,” he said. “I guess it has finally sunk in that it’s important to stand up for yourself in this world.”
Rocky shook his head. “It’s more important to stand up for someone who can’t stand up for herself,” he had answered.
Rocky Ryan speaking with his father.”
Karen Mueller Coombs, Bully at Ambush Corner

Maggie Stiefvater
“We sat like that for a long while, and when we stood up, all my sad things were in boxes, and Beck was my father.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Forever

Karen Mueller Coombs
“My mother says we’re supposed to make mistakes. That’s the way we learn.” Rocky Ryan in Bully At Ambush Corner.”
Karen Mueller Coombs

Kate Morton
“It was the sibling thing, I suppose. I was fascinated by the intricate tangle of love and duty and resentment that tied them together. The glances they exchanged; the complicated balance of power established over decades; the games I would never play with rules I would never fully understand. And perhaps that was key: they were such a natural group that they made me feel remarkably singular by comparison. To watch them together was to know strongly, painfully, all that I'd been missing.”
Kate Morton, The Distant Hours

Donna Johnson
“Doubt is a lot like faith; A mustard's seed worth changes everything.”
Donna Johnson, Holy Ghost Girl: A Memoir

“Ladies if A Man is More Invested and Concerned About Your Assets....He Is A Liability”
Mo Stegall

Sharon Shinn
“I've remembered that most of life is about small, essential connections, so unobtrusive, so elastic, that you scarcely realize they're actually holding you together. The big ones-the great, grand emotional bonds-those are the ones that break, the ones that fail you, the ones that give way and send you careening toward the foot of the bleak and jagged canyon. It's the tough, gnarled, unadorned ties that really do bind, that never let you fall all the way down into darkness.”
Sharon Shinn, The Shape of Desire

“the harsh truth of every relationship, even between those who love each other, like fathers and sons and daughters, or husbands and wives, is that the love is always unequal.”
Karl Taro Greenfeld, Triburbia

Sarah Dessen
“With love like that, you can't get pick about how it finds you or the details. All that matters is that it's there. Better late than never.”
Sarah Dessen, The Moon and More

Margaret George
“But marrying within one's own family can get monotonous. One has heard all the same family stories, knows all the jokes and all the same recipes. No novelty.”
Margaret George, Memoirs of Cleopatra

Hilary Mantel
“You mustn't stand about. Come home with me to dinner.’
‘No.’ More shakes his head. ‘I would rather be blown around on the river and go home hungry. If I could trust you only to put food in my mouth – but you will put words into it.”
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

“Only the family, society's smallest unit, can change and yet maintain enough continuity to rear children who will not be "strangers in a strange land," who will be rooted firmly enough to grow and adapt.”
Salvador Minuchin, Families & Family Therapy

Victor Hugo
“The boughs, without becoming detached from the trunk grow away from it.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Sage Steadman
“She took comfort in the familiarity of his smell, knowing that if she lost all her possessions and her home, at least she would have her family.”
Sage Steadman, Upon Destiny's Song

T.F. Hodge
“Scorned and torn, former love mates aim and shoot childish devastating daggers that penetrate beyond target to pierce the heart of their offspring.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

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