14 Quotes for Mastering Relationships

Relationships are complicated. Surveys show that a whopping 42% of marriages end in divorce—a testament to just how tricky they can be.

But it doesn’t have to be so hard. The ingredients to healthy relationships are similar, regardless of whether you’re navigating them with a partner, friend, or even your children.

Below are fourteen quotes to help you master relationships.

Quotes for Mastering Relationships Remember that children marriages and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get - 14 Quotes for Mastering Relationships

#1: The quality of a relationship reflects the time invested in it.

Quote: Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Quotes for Mastering Relationships Showing appreciation - 14 Quotes for Mastering Relationships

#2: Strong relationships are built on a culture of appreciation.

Quote: It costs $0.00 to tell someone how much they mean to you and put a smile on their face. – Unknown

Quotes for Mastering Relationships Love starts with listening - 14 Quotes for Mastering Relationships

#3: Love starts with listening.

Quote: Sometimes people just want to be heard. No fixing it. No solutions. No, “Here’s what I’d do…” There is a whole language of love that begins with ears that listen and ends with a smile that says, “I’m here.” – Lauren Fortenberry

Quotes for Mastering Relationships Love means giving someone your full attention - 14 Quotes for Mastering Relationships

#4: Show people you care by being present.

Quote: Hurry is the enemy of love. Love means giving someone your full attention. – Steve Biddulph

Quotes for Mastering Relationships People dont always say I love you - 14 Quotes for Mastering Relationships

#5: There are hundreds of little ways to show people you care.

Quote: People don’t always say, “I love you.” Sometimes it sounds like: Did you eat? Call me when you get home. Be safe. I made you this. – Unknown

Quotes for Mastering Relationships Theres always a little truth behind just kidding - 14 Quotes for Mastering Relationships

#6: Pay attention to the feelings behind the words.

Quote: There’s always a little truth behind every “Just kidding,” a little knowledge behind every “I don’t know,” a little emotion behind every “I don’t care,” and a little pain behind every “It’s okay.” – Unknown

Quotes for Mastering Relationships Be the safe space for your people. Love them just as they are. - 14 Quotes for Mastering Relationships

#7: Love people without conditions—no strings attached.

Quote: Be the safe space for your people. Let them bring bad news, the hard truth, and the heavy grief. Love them just as they are. – Lauren Fortenberry

Quotes for Mastering Relationships Expectations and Resentments - 14 Quotes for Mastering Relationships

#8: Every unspoken expectation is a recipe for disappointment in relationships.

Quote: Expectations are resentments waiting to happen. – Brene Brown

Quotes for Mastering Relationships The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves - 14 Quotes for Mastering Relationships

#9: Don’t try to change people. To love someone is to embrace them entirely, imperfections and all.

Quote: The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves and not twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. – Thomas Merton

Quotes for Mastering Relationships Anger and Pain 3 - 14 Quotes for Mastering Relationships

#10: Don’t meet harsh words with harsh words. Squash them with empathy and kindness.

Quote: Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath. – Eckhart Tolle

Quotes for Mastering Relationships Its so important to love someone a little extra on their bad days - 14 Quotes for Mastering Relationships

#11: A few kind words and a bit of undivided attention go a long way when someone is struggling.

Quote: It’s so important to love someone a little extra on their bad days. – Unknown

Quotes for Mastering Relationships Explain your anger - 14 Quotes for Mastering Relationships

#12: Blind rage gets you nowhere in a relationship. Use words to explain the feelings behind your anger.

Quote: Explain your anger instead of expressing it, and you will open the door to solutions instead of arguments. – Inspired by Ruth Ghatourey

Quotes for Mastering Relationships Apology and Ego - 14 Quotes for Mastering Relationships

#13: There’s power in an apology. Swallowing your pride and admitting fault is a swift way to end any argument.

Quote: Apologizing doesn’t always mean you’re wrong and the other person is right. It means you value your relationship more than your ego. – Mark Matthews

Quotes for Mastering Relationships Put relationships first - 14 Quotes for Mastering Relationships

#14: When in doubt, always put people first.

Quote: When you find yourself in situations of impossible demands, choose relationships first. – Sarah Boyd

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