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Quotes About Relationships

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“There is an emotional promiscuity we’ve noticed among many good young men and women. The young man understands something of the journey of the heart. He wants to talk, to “share the journey.” The woman is grateful to be pursued, she opens up. They share the intimacies of their lives - their wounds, their walks with God. But he never commits. He enjoys her... then leaves. And she wonders, What did I do wrong? She failed to see his passivity. He really did not ever commit or offer assurances that he would. Like Willoughby to Marianne in Sense and Sensibility.

Be careful you do not offer too much of yourself to a man until you have good, solid evidence that he is a strong man willing to commit. Look at his track record with other women. Is there anything to be concerned about there? If so, bring it up. Also, does he have any close male friends - and what are they like as men? Can he hold down a job? Is he walking with God in a real and intimate way? Is he facing the wounds of his own life, and is he also demonstrating a desire to repent of Adam’s passivity and/or violence? Is he headed somewhere with his life? A lot of questions, but your heart is a treasure, and we want you to offer it only to a man who is worthy and ready to handle it well.”
Stasi Eldredge, Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul

Charles Martin
“Never judge someone by their relatives.”
Charles Martin, Chasing Fireflies

Michael Bassey Johnson
“People will walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Bram Stoker
“I suppose that we women are such cowards that we think a man will save us from fears, and we marry him.”
Bram Stoker, The New Annotated Dracula

Lawrence Hill
“To gaze into another persons face is to do two things: to recognise their humanity and to assert your own.”
Lawrence Hill, Someone Knows My Name

Shannon L. Alder
“Insanity is everyone expecting you not to fall apart when you find out everything you believed in was a lie.”
Shannon L. Alder

Rachel Gibson
“You want the fairy tale."
"I want a chance at it.”
Rachel Gibson, I'm In No Mood For Love

Aleksandar Hemon
“It seemed that we loved each other better when there were large swaths of two continents between us. The daily work of love was often hard to perform at home. ”
Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project

Melanie Benjamin
“Why, then, did I always feel as if his happiness was my responsibility? It wasn't fair for him to burden me with that. It had never been fair.”
Melanie Benjamin, Alice I Have Been

Lee  Goff
“Sometimes the door closes on a relationship, not because we failed but because something bigger than us says this no longer fits our life. So, lock the door, shed a tear, turn around and look for the new door that's opened. It's a sign that you're no longer that person you were, it's time to change into who you are. It's going to be okay.”
Lee Goff

Dirk Wittenborn
“We are the sum of all people we have ever met; you change the tribe and the tribe changes you.”
Dirk Wittenborn, Fierce People

“Death is the easy part, the hard part is living and knowing you could be so much more then you’re willing to be.”
Robert M. Drake

Charles Baxter
“What's agitating about solitude is the inner voice telling you that you should be mated to somebody, that solitude is a mistake. The inner voice doesn't care about who you find. It just keeps pestering you, tormenting you--if you happen to be me--with homecoming queens first, then girls next door, and finally anybody who might be pleased to see you now and then at the dinner table and in bed on occasion. You look up from reading the newspaper and realize that no one loves you, and no one burns for you.”
Charles Baxter, El festín del amor

J.R. Ward
“Love, he realized, was like the daggers he made in his forge: When you first got one it was shiny and new and the blade glinted bright in the light. Holding it against your palm, you were full of optimism for what it would be like in the field, and you couldn't wait to try it out. Except those first couple of nights out were usually awkward as you got used to it and it got used to you.

Over time, the steel lost its brand-new gleam, and the hilt became stained, and maybe you nicked the shit out of the thing a couple of times. What you got in return, however, saved your life: Once the pair of you were well acquainted, it became such a part of you that it was an extension of your own arm. It protected you and gave you a means to protect your brothers; it provided you with the confidnece and the power to face whatever came out of the night; and wherever you went, it stayed with you, right over your heart, always there when you needed it.

You had to keep the blade up, however. And rewrap the hilt from time to time. And double-check the weight.

Funny...all of that was well, duh when it came to weapons. Why hadn't it dawned on him that matings were the same?

(From the thoughts of Vishous)”
J.R. Ward, Lover Unleashed

Beyoncé Knowles
“I used to want you so bad, I'm so through with that because honestly you turned out to be the best thing I never had!”
Beyoncé Knowles

“Even if toxic people are right about what is "good," they are wrong if the approach is not healthy.”
John Lewis Lund, How to Hug a Porcupine: Dealing With Toxic & Difficult to Love Personalities

Shannon L. Alder
“Often people that settle in life are those that only do what they can with what they have and where they are. Never settle for someone that didn't know your worth from the beginning, or build a life without God in it. Live beyond your low expectations.”
Shannon L. Alder

Belle Aurora
“Tina leans forward and asks quietly, 'Do you? You know? Love her?'
Squeezing Nat’s knee again, I reply, 'She’s teachin’ me how.”
Belle Aurora, Love Thy Neighbour

Nora Roberts
“And since I’m marrying into the Quartet, I have certain privileges and duties. If you’re sleeping with Laurel—”
“I’m not sleeping with Laurel. We’re dating.”
“Right, and the two of you are just going to hold hands, admire the moon, and sing camp songs.”
“For a while. Minus the singing.”
Nora Roberts, Savor the Moment

“Miscommunication is endless.”
J.P. Rattie

Michael  Summers
“I didn't dream about you last night. I woke up in fear.”
Michael Summers, I Had a Dream About You

Ai Yazawa
“I wanted to have a good relationship. One that's romantic and dramatic, like in the movies. But I finally became a woman at 17 and learned that men aren't really that simple.”
Ai Yazawa, Nana, Vol. 1

Meredith Wild
“You lose yourself, Erica, because with the right person, who you become together is something so much greater, more than you could even realize right now.”
Meredith Wild, Hardwired

Budd Schulberg
“Isn't everyone a part of everyone else?”
Budd Schulberg

Julia Cameron
“We need to bridge our sense of loneliness and disconnection with a sense of community and continuity even if we must manufacture it from our time on the Web and our use of calling cards to connect long distance. We must “log on” somewhere, and if it is only in cyberspace, that is still far better than nowhere at all. (264)”
Julia Cameron, God is No Laughing Matter

Ashly Lorenzana
“If somebody never gets enough of you, they will always want more”
Ashly Lorenzana

Suzanne Finnamore
“God is great and God is good," Lisa says. "But where are the Apache attack helicopters when you need them?”
Suzanne Finnamore, Split: A Memoir of Divorce

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