Unhealthy Relationships Quotes

Quotes tagged as "unhealthy-relationships" (showing 1-13 of 13)
Henry Cloud
“People with a style of denial and blaming are definitely on the list of unsafe people to avoid. 10.”
Henry Cloud, Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't

Kemi Sogunle
“Staying in an unhealthy relationship that robs you of peace of mind, is not being loyal. It is choosing to hurt yourself mentally, emotionally and sometimes, physically.”
Kemi Sogunle, Beyond the Pain by Kemi Sogunle

Mary Ann Shaffer
“How could I ever have considered marrying him? One year as his wife, and I'd have become one of those abject, quaking women who look at their husbands when someone asks them a question. I've always despised that type, but I see how it happens now.”
Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Nenia Campbell
“Woe to the deer who is courted by the charismatic wolf, or to the fly who is not immune to the sweet, sultry songs of the spider.”
Nenia Campbell, Bleeds My Desire

“Tell me, is there someone in your life who's been sharing your life too closely? A friend or a loved one? Is there someone who's been taking up your time and not giving any of it back?”
Alexandra Kleeman, You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine

“Healthy people understand that others have the capacity to choose to end relationships and it serves as motivation for them to learn to relate in healthy and loving ways. However, when we are driven by shame, we don't just fear losing a relationship, but we live in terror that if we let anyone really get to know us, we would never be desired, pursued, or loved. In us, that fear can be worked out in the development of unhealthy denial, workaholism, perfectionism, chameleon-type behavior, and sadly, even revictimization... When we live in denial or present a false self out of fear... we will do anything to be accepted by people... When we begin to tell the truth about what happened to us we also begin the process of turning about from this type of idolatry... When we begin to tear away our layers of illegitimate shame... When our own vision is not distorted by our shame we can discern what was our responsibility and what wasn't.”
Wendy Mahill, Growing a Passionate Heart

Ellen Hopkins
“From what I've seen, love isn't about mutual respect. It's more concerns with control than sacrifice. And I wonder whether it's better or worse when love finally walks away.”
Ellen Hopkins, Perfect

Evan Sutter
“It’s sad to see how many relationships start as just a distraction from boredom, a cover up so they don’t have to ever deal with the true pain below”
Evan Sutter, Solitude: How Doing Nothing Can Change the World

Sam Owen
“Unhealthy relationships keep our self-esteem low.”
Sam Owen

Olga Trujillo
“As I was growing up, no one in my family got their needs met through respectful negotiation and compromise.”
Olga Trujillo, The Sum of My Parts: A Survivor's Story of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Sarah Jo Smith
“When you get to be my age, you gain a heightened awareness of time . . . how limited it is, and you tend to move toward social interactions that are meaningful and away from negative, trivial people who are downright toxic.”
Sarah Jo Smith, The Other Side of Heartache

Mary E. DeMuth
“Remember the nature of knowing insider information. It's like a drug. It makes you feel both superior and special. But what if those rumors are false? And even if they are true, you didn't experience them firsthand, and there is most likely a slant to the story you know nothing about.”
Mary E. DeMuth, The Seven Deadly Friendships: How to Heal When Painful Relationships Eat Away at Your Joy

“This feeling of lessening disturbance, coming from within myself, unexpected, was profoundly disturbing. As I sat still, growing less and less alarmed by the situation, I knew that I had to move fast, as fast and as far as I could within this small, cramped house.”
Alexandra Kleeman, Intimations: Stories