75 Toxic Relationship Quotes About Moving On

A toxic relationship, where one partner persistently inflicts emotional harm on the other, can be detrimental to both individuals involved.

Initially begun with hopes of enduring love and companionship, these relationships can unexpectedly take a negative turn, leading to distress and a damaged self-esteem.

While some may cling to the hope of future improvement, the harsh reality is that these conditions often deteriorate, causing ongoing suffering.


Exploring toxic relationship quotes may provide valuable insights and perspectives for those struggling in such circumstances.

It’s crucial to prioritize mental health, which may involve making the tough decision to exit these harmful relationships.

Movies may depict idealized relationships, but the reality is often far from these fairy tales and it’s vital to recognize and act on that difference.

Best Toxic Relationship Quotes

Break free of toxic people and relationships, they erode your quality of life. ~ Ty Howard.


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.

Unhealthy relationships often develop into love-hate relationships. ~ H. Norman DMin Wright.

If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind. ~ Shannon L. Alder.


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

There was a time in the marriage when I could no longer look at myself in a mirror, couldn’t feel I was a nice person. A bad relationship can do that, can make you doubt everything good you ever felt about yourself. ~ Dionne Warwick.

Love should not make you feel like walking on eggshells. ~ Emma Xu.

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.

We should fight for our relationships, but if fighting means ripping yourself to shreds and piggybacking all his demons, you need to leave. ~ Tara Love.

A bad relationship can do that, can make you doubt everything good you ever felt about yourself. ~ Dionne Warwick.


Relationships aren’t just about being happy. ~ Michael Patrick King.

Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself. – Oprah Winfrey.

How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being. ~ Oscar Wilde.

There is a real need for interpersonal skills to understand and resolve the differences between partners. ~ Michael Crowe.

Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words. ~ Dr. Joyce Brothers.

I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. ~ Groucho Marx.


Sometimes a bad relationship is the best you can do. ~ Matt Nix.

If you’re giving love and not receiving it, you’re not in the right relationship. If you’re receiving it and not giving it than you are taking advantage of the other person. ~ Patti Stanger.

Spend your time with those who love you unconditionally, not with those who only love you under certain conditions. ~ Suzy Kassem.

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company. ~ George Washington.

Problems in relationships occur because each person is concentrating on what is missing in the other person. ~ Wayne Dyer.


Professionalism makes work relationships healthy, foolishness and dishonesty erodes them. ~ Ty Howard.

Relationships based on obligation lack dignity. ~ Wayne Dyer.

A bad relationship is like standing on broken glass, if you stay you will keep hurting…If you walk away, you will hurt but eventually you will heal. ~ Autumn Kohler.

No partner in a love relationship… should feel that he has to give up an essential part of himself to make it viable. ~ May Sarton.

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Top Toxic Relationship Quotes

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, another is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. ~ Henry C. Link.


All the lies and pain you put me through, I know now that your love was never true. ~ Francine Chiar.

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too. ~ Will Smith.

The wrong person isn’t breaking their back to make you happy. So, stop breaking your back for them. ~ Sonya Parker.

A deadness occurs in relationships when people are no longer willing to tell each other how they really feel. ~ Shakti Gawain.

How can I let you be a priority in my life, when I’m still an option in your life? ~ Hussein Nishah.

Manage your relationships. Great relationships may not be profitable, but bad ones always result in losses. ~ Tarun Sharma.


Suspicion and jealousy are the death knell of any relationship. ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie.

Why is it that the right people never wind up together? Why are people so afraid to leave a relationship, even if they know it’s a bad one? ~ Stephanie Perkins.

Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the one person who you thought would never hurt you. ~ Gugu Mofokeng.

Love is supposed to lift you up, not hold you down. It is supposed to push you forward, not hold you back. ~ Suzy Kassem.


Relationships are supposed to make you feel good. Relationships are not supposed to make you feel bad. ~ Laura Bowers.

I am getting nowhere with you and I can’t let you go and I can’t get through. ~ Ani DiFranco.

The single most potent perpetuator of depression is a stable bad relationship. ~ Jon G. Allen.

For there is but one problem – the problem of human relations. We forget that there is no hope or joy except in human relations. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Some relationships just move from one unresolved conflict to another. ~ H. Norman DMin Wright.


A bad relationship will make you feel more alone than when you were single. ~ Unknown.

I think we go through these bad relationships for a reason. ~ Jerry Siegel.

Assumptions are the termites of relationships. ~ Henry Winkler.

When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself. ~ Deepak Chopra.

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it’s not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long. ~ Amy Grant.


We don’t have a love-hate relationship! We have a hate hate relationship. ~ Arne Olsen.

No relationship is totally without conflict. ~ H. Norman DMin Wright.

Famous Toxic Relationship Quotes

Intelligence work is all about relationships. Like a romance, working with a source is more about the heart than the head. Of course, romantic relationships usually end if there’s a betrayal, whereas spy relationships often begin with one. ~ Matt Nix.

Don’t allow someone not worth it to have the power to occupy your thoughts. If they don’t find you worth the effort or the time, why should you waste yours? ~ Donna Lynn Hope.

Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude. ~ William James.


The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships. ~ Anthony Robbins.

It’s amazing how you can not only know it’s a relationship, but that it’s a bad relationship based on nothing but nothing. ~ David Shore.

We all have been in a bad relationship, the type of relationship that leaves is saying that we have had all we can stand and that we are done with being in the situation we are in. ~ Decarlos Stewart.


One good relationship can mitigate the effect of other bad relationships. ~ Leonora M. Cohen.

Some couples, of course, are better off splitting up, but far too many of them sabotage a relationship that could have worked. ~ John Tierney.

The hottest love has the coldest end. ~ Socrates.

Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you’re really strangers. ~ Mary Tyler Moore.


Just say NO to complicated, dead-end, unhealthy, and toxic relationships. ~ Stephanie Lahart.

In healthy relationships, the partners are determined to resolve conflicts. ~ H. Norman DMin Wright.

Positive, affirming relationships bring great pleasure while poor relationship brings great pain. Great happiness found in good relationships, greatest pain found in bad relationships. ~ Gary Chapman.

Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods. ~ Wiston Auden.

I went down to get my sister out of a bad relationship. Turns out she didn’t want to get out of it so here I am. ~ Jeffrey Lieber.


Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up. ~ Marian Keyes.

Any relationship primarily built on physical attractiveness is predestined to be short lived. ~ Zig Ziglar.

Relationships are like crystals, you don’t realize how much you love it until it breaks. ~ Walter Winchell.

If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will. ~ Abraham Lincoln.

In any relationship where one person depends on another to be his or her ‘parachute’ – and the other accepts this role – both will fall to the ground. ~ Guy Finley.


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.

Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer.

Relationship does not live in essence unless you can reliably tell the truth without being prompted. ~ Kathryn Hendricks.

The one who loves the least, controls the relationship. ~ Robert Anthony.

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, and don’t put up with people that are reckless with yours. ~ Kurt Vonnegut Jr.


Love cannot live where there is no trust. ~ Edith Hamilton.

We are responsible for our own relationships, their success, their failures, the good times, the bad times. Take responsibility for creating the relationships that you desire. ~ Sam Owen.

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