You think relationships are hard? They really aren’t. If you understand and apply all these 30 quotes you’ll be able to create the most beautiful life for yourself and your significant other.
Don’t go into a relationship expecting to be made happy. You have to be able to be happy on your own first.
You’re not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm.
Never let it be me versus you. It should always be us versus the problem.
Hating someone is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
If people can change, then that change is ongoing. Marriage is a beautiful thing that allows two people the time and space to fall safely in and out of love many, many times. Your wife could again become sexual just as easily as a new woman could become cold. I would plead with you to tend your own garden and be patient in its fruits. Paths that have intersected in the past are all the more likely to cross again soon.
You can gauge a person’s love for you by how they treat you when they are upset with you.
Marry the one who gives you the same feeling you get when you see food coming at a restaurant.
A healthy relationship keeps the doors and windows open. Plenty of air is circulating and no one feels trapped. Relationships thrive in this environment. Keep your doors and windows open. If this person is meant to be in your life, all the open doors and windows in the world won’t make them leave.
Relationships – of all kinds – are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is.The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.
– Kaleel Jamison
The grass is not greener on the other side, it’s greener where you water it.
Stop trying to find the right person and start trying to BE the right person.
One day you’re going to wake up next to an old woman, or else you’ll wake up alone. Find that old woman while she’s still young.
Just because you love each other does not mean that you’re good together long-term. I love pizza, I loved my high school sweetheart – both make my stomach feel bad and I should have no part in either.
Don’t look for a girl you want to treat like a princess, look for a girl you want to treat like a partner.
Don’t complain about your significant other (SO) to your friends. You may end up forgiving your SO, but your friends won’t.
If you aren’t happy hanging out with yourself, how do you expect someone else to be?
When a light bulb goes out, you fix the light bulb. You don’t get a new house.
Don’t search for a princess in need of saving. Find yourself a queen to fight by your side.
Don’t say anything about your SO you wouldn’t say to their face.
When you say ‘Yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘No’ to yourself.
Before you commit to a fight, ask yourself “Is this the hill I want to die on?”
You can tell the character of a person by how they treat those who can do nothing for them.
It’s better to be happy than to be right.
Just because you liked the friend version of someone doesn’t mean you’ll like the relationship version of them.
If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy. … Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.
If she’s flirting with you while she’s dating someone, what do you think she’ll do when you’re dating her?
If they’ll cheat with you, they’ll cheat on you.
Never ask/beg for a woman’s attention. Provide her with opportunities to give you attention. Invite her to an event you’re attending. If you aren’t attending any events, you should work on getting a life before getting a girl.
Someone who is nice to you but rude to the waitress is not a nice person.
No. Relationships are not supposed to be difficult. When you find the right person, they’re the easiest thing in the world.
If you love the memories more than the relationship, it’s time to move on.
Love isn’t dependent on effort. If someone has a cup of water they want to be cold, you can blow on and fan the cup for hours and it may get colder but then, someone can walk by with ice.
And a bonus one on relationships (since this is a travel blog):
Before you get married, travel together. If you don’t hate each other when you get back home, you’re probably right for each other.
Source: this Reddit tread