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Best 260 Selfish Toxic Relationship Quotes

Selfish Toxic Relationship Quotes

This post contains some of the best selfish toxic relationship quotes.

Selfish Toxic Relationship Quotes

1. “A bad relationship can do that, can make you doubt everything good you ever felt about yourself.” ― Dionne Warwick

2. “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

3. “A bad relationship will make you feel more alone than when you were single.” — Unknown

4. “A broken heart bleeds tears.” — Steve Maraboli

5. “A broken heart is the worst. It’s like having broken ribs. Nobody can see it, but it hurts every time you breathe.” ― Unknown

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

7. “A good relationship is when someone accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future.” ― Karen Salmansohn

8. “A healthy relationship doesn’t drag you down. It inspires you to be better.” ― Mandy Hale

9. “A healthy relationship will never require you to sacrifice your friends, your dreams, or your dignity.” ― Mandy Hale

10. “A real relationship is two-way.” – Sophie Kinsella

11. “A relationship controlled by ambiguity, jealousy, and control is not a relationship at all.” ― Unknown

12. “A relationship without trust is like a car without gas, you can stay in it all you want, but it won’t go anywhere.” – Michael J Herbert

13. “A toxic lover is someone damaged beyond repair.” — Unknown

14. “A toxic relationship keeps dragging you down. It never helps you in becoming better.” ― Unknown

15. “All the lies and pain you put me through, I know now that your love was never true.” – Unknown

16. “As you begin to walk away from negativity and toxic people, it will inspire you to embrace positivity and your life will become more rewarding and fulfilling.” ― Germany Kent

17. “At some point you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life.” ― Tara Westover

18. “Be brave enough to say “This is not what I want.”” ― Unknown

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19. “Be careful who you share your weaknesses with. Some people can’t wait for the opportunity to use them against you.” ― Unknown

20. “Being single is better than being in the wrong relationship.” ― Unknown

21. “Bravery is leaving a toxic relationship and knowing that you deserve better.” ― Unknown

22. “Break free of toxic people and relationships, they erode your quality of life.” — Unknown

23. “Broken hearts work, and they will make you strong.” — Unknown

24. “But he doesn’t love me anymore, and it’s not the end of the world.” – Jennifer Weiner

25. “Clutter is not just physical stuff. It’s old ideas, toxic relationships and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self.” – Eleanor Brown

26. “Consistency is genuinely improving yourself to become a good match for those with whom you are in relationships while distancing yourself from people when their actions become too toxic.” ― Dexter A. Daniels

27. “Couples often live out years of falsehood trying to protect and save a relationship, all the while destroying any chance of real relationship.” – Henry Cloud

28. “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli

29. “Cut the toxic ties that force you to mask your true feelings.” ― Linda Greyman

30. “Dear Self: Stop re-opening your doors for toxic people, then calling it ‘seeking closure.’ Certain things don’t work out in life . . . and that’s ok.” — Reyna Biddy

31. “Do not hold your breath for anyone. Do not wish your lungs to be still. It may delay the cracks from spreading. But eventually they will. Sometimes to keep yourself together, You must allow yourself to leave. Even if breaking your own heart, Is what it takes to let you breathe.” ― Erin Hanson

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32. “Don’t allow someone not worth it to have the power to occupy your thoughts.” ― Donna Lynn Hope

33. “Don’t allow someone who did you wrong to rob you of a better future by holding on to what happened.” — Rachel Wolchin

34. “Don’t confuse “familiar” with “acceptable”. Toxic relationships can fool you like that.” ― Steve Maraboli

35. “Don’t judge yourself by what others did to you.” ― C. Kennedy

36. “Don’t let a toxic person change how good you are.” — Karen A. Baquiran

37. “Don’t let Negative and Toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out.” – Zig Ziglar

38. “Don’t let toxic people infect your day. Acknowledge the infection and work to heal it, but don’t let the person who caused it hold any power in your life.” — Danielle Koepke

39. “Don’t let your loyalty become slavery.” ― Unknown

40. “Don’t light yourself on fire trying to brighten someone else’s existence.” ― Charlotte Eriksson

41. “Don’t lose yourself holding on to someone that doesn’t care about you.” ― Unknown

42. “Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself.” ― Oprah Winfrey

43. “Don’t stay in an unhealthy relationship because you think it’ll get better eventually. Know your worth and move on.” – Unknown

44. “Ego is probably one of the biggest poisons we can have – it’s toxic to any environment.” – Jonny Kim

45. “Escaping a toxic relationship can feel like breaking a piece of your heart off; like a wolf chews its leg off to escape a steel trap. Leaving is never easy, but sometimes it’s necessary to save yourself and others from dying inside.” – Bryant McGill

46. “Even if toxic people are right about what is “good,” they are wrong if the approach is not healthy.” – John Lewis Lund

47. “Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up.” – Marian Keyes

48. “Forgiveness does not create a relationship. Unless people speak the truth about what they have done and change their mind and behavior, a relationship of trust is not possible. When you forgive someone you certainly release them from judgment, but without true change, no real relationship can be established.” – William P. Young

49. “Forgiveness is a personal process that doesn’t depend on us having direct contact with the people who have hurt us.” ― Sharon Salzberg

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50. “Give your time to let him go! Your heart will hurt at first but eventually it understands.” – Unknown

51. “Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.” — Criss Jami

52. “Hands that never touch. Lips that never meet. The Almost Lovers, never to be.” – Rae Hachton

53. “He put me through hell, and I called it love.” ― Unknown

54. “He would hurt me and make the hurt my fault. So no matter who got hurt, I was to be blamed, always.” ― Namrata Gupta

55. “How starved you must have been that my heart became a meal for your ego.” — Amanda Torroni

56. “How you choose to feel today should not be dependent on others.” ― Anthon St. Maarten

57. “I am better than you and better without you. What are you without me?” – Chelsey Grace

58. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” ― C.G. Jung

59. “I burned my bridges so the devil couldn’t follow me.” ― L.M. Browning

60. “I don’t want a toxic on and off love .I want someone who choose me everyday, even when I’m hard to deal with.” ― Unknown

61. “I felt an inner peace and softness. My Berlin Wall had been cracked; the toxic relationship between me and that critical voice had been severed.” ― Penny De Villiers

62. “I gave you my heart, I just didn’t expect to get it back in pieces.” ― Unknown

63. “I hate being broken. I hate that I cannot go back.” – Unknown

64. “I know it’s over and it never really began, but in my heart, it was so real.” ― Unknown

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65. “I know people can be awful dooms for each other.” ― Iris Murdoch

66. “I know that it really hurts to move on but it hurts more to stay somewhere you aren’t appreciated, respected and loved.” – Unknown

67. “I love when I see women go from such toxic, unhealthy relationships to now being with someone who adores and treats her like a queen!” ― Unknown

68. “I love you. But I hate the way you push me sometimes.” — Unknown

69. “I mean, if the relationship can’t survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term.” ― Nicholas Sparks

70. “I miss how close we were. But I don’t regret it.” ― Unknown

71. “I seem to be torn between ‘I wish we’d met earlier’ and ‘I wish we’d never met’.” ― Ahmed Mostafa

72. “I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I am better than that. Goodbye!” — Steve Maraboli

73. “If it is destroying you. It is not love, my dear.” – Unknown

74. “If love can fade, so can pain.” ― Unknown

75. “If someone is treating you like you are nothing, you should become nothing in their life by leaving.” ― Unknown

76. “If the person you’re in a relationship with is unfaithful or abusive, it’s not a sign that they don’t love you. It’s a sign that they don’t love themselves enough to treat you right.” — Cassandra Clare

77. “If there is a particular person in your life that is repeatedly choosing not to honor you and is causing you more sadness or pain than they are joy – it might be time to release that friendship back to God and trust that it is not where you belong.” – Mandy Hale

78. “If they are not making you glow, glow alone.” ― Unknown

79. “If you keep pretending you’re not hurt, how can you heal? True love doesn’t expect you to deny you’re in pain.” ― Zara Hairston

80. “If you walked away from a toxic, negative, abusive, one-sided, dead-end, low vibrational, relationship or friendship – you won.” – Lalah Delia

81. “If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” ― Paulo Coelho

82. “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, then you are taking advantage of the other person.” – Patti Stanger

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83. “If you’re giving your all and it’s not enough, you’re probably giving it to the wrong relationship.” ― Unknown

84. “If you’re in a relationship and all you do is cry, you need to stop and ask yourself, are you dating a human or an onion?” ― Karen Salmansohn

85. “If your partner is suspicious of your every act, you should start thinking about your relationship.” ― Unknown

86. “If your partner makes you lose your friends, family, self-esteem, happiness, and confidence, then you should lose him.” ― Unknown

87. “In order to reach your highest potential, it is imperative that you remove all negative people from your life.” ― Germany Kent

88. “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” — Pema Chödrön

89. “It hurts like hell. And then one day, it doesn’t.” ― Unknown

90. “It hurts the most when the person that made you feel so special yesterday, makes you feel so unwanted the next.” ― Unknown

91. “It is better for someone to break your heart once by leaving your life, than for them to stay in your life and break your heart continually.” –Terry Mark

92. “It is better to break your own heart once than having someone breaking it every day.” ― Unknown

93. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

94. “It is only when we no longer compulsively need someone that we can have a real relationship with them.” – Anthony Storr

95. “It was strange, really. A couple of months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently I could.” – Gabrielle Zevin

96. “It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and ymu can still love them with all the little pieces.” ― Ella Harper

97. “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

98. “It’s better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else.” ― Dr. Phil

99. “It’s better to be single with high standards than in a relationship settling for less.” ― Unknown

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100. “It’s one thing if a person owns up to their behavior and makes an effort to change. But if a person disregards your feelings, ignores your boundaries, and continues to treat you in a harmful way, they need to go.” — Daniell Koepke

101. “It’s sad when you realize you aren’t as important to someone as you thought you were.” — Unknown

102. “Just because someone desires you, does not mean that he values you.” — Julianne Cantarella

103. “Just because someone is your family doesn’t mean you have to keep them around if they are toxic or abusive. Don’t let people guilt you.” ― Winnie Nantongo

104. “Just because you forgive someone, doesn’t mean they’re not still toxic. You’re allowed to not rebuild relationships… You’re allowed to just forgive and move on.” ― Steve Maraboli

105. “Just say NO to complicated, dead-end, unhealthy, and toxic relationships.” ― Stephanie Lahart

106. “Keep in mind that being happily single is way better than being miserable in a relationship.” ― Unknown

107. “Keeping bad company is like being in a germ-infested area. You never know what you’ll catch.” ― Frank Sonnenberg

108. “Know your worth and please don’t invest in toxic people or relationships, because any bond that requires servicing is not worth your time.” – Masaba Gupta

109. “Let go of those who are already gone.” ― Unknown

110. “Let things come and go. Stay calm, don’t let anything disturb your peace, and carry on.” ― Germany Kent

111. “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

112. “Letting go of a toxic boyfriend is an act of self-care.” ― Unknown

113. “Letting go of toxic people in your life is a big step in loving yourself.” — Hussein Nishah

114. “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.” ― Robert Brault

115. “Life is too short to hang around people who are causing you to compromise. Pulling you down. Your time is too valuable to waste it with people who don’t have a dream. People that aren’t going anywhere. You don’t need to make some big announcement, but little by little, you should spend less time with them. ― Joel Osteen

116. “Like arsenic, toxic people will slowly kill you. They kill your positive spirit and play with your mind and emotions. The only cure is to let them go.” — Dennisse Lisseth

117. “Lose him when he treats you like his girlfriend behind closed doors and sees right past you in public.” – Liane White

118. “Losing will not always amount to a loss, sometimes you have to lose those toxic relationships and bad habits to create a space for better things.” ― Gift Gugu Mona

119. “Love cannot live where there is no trust.” – Edith Hamilton

120. “Love is not what you say. Love is what you do.” – Unknown

121. “Love should not make you feel like walking on eggshells.” ― Emma Xu

122. “Love sometimes comes like a dream and leaves like a nightmare.” – Unknown

123. “Love that remains the longest in your heart is the one that is not returned.” — Unknown

124. “Make sure you’re not saying ‘It’s complicated’ when it’s actually TOXIC. The more words it takes you to explain your relationship, the less healthy it probably is.” ― Steve Maraboli

125. “Manage your relationships. Great relationships may not be profitable, but bad ones always result in losses.” — Tarun Sharma

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126. “Many people get into a relationship as a way to compensate for something they lack or hate within themselves. This is a one-way ticket to a toxic relationship because it makes your love conditional – you will love your partner as long as they help you feel better about yourself.” – Mark Manson

127. “May you reach that level within, where you no longer allow your past or people with toxic intentions to negatively affect or condition you.” ― Lalah Delia

128. “Mental abuse is much more painful than physical abuse because you are consumed by your own thoughts.” ― Unknown

129. “My encouragement: delete the energy vampires from your life, clean out all complexity, build a team around you that frees you to fly, remove anything toxic, and cherish simplicity. Because that’s where genius lives.” – Robin S. Sharma

130. “My mouth says, ‘I’m ok.’ My fingers text, ‘I’m fine.’ My heart says, ‘I’m broken.’” ― Unknown

131. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim.” — Harvey Fierstein

132. “Never date someone who makes pain a side effect of love.” — Unknown

133. “Never let someone who contributes to so little control so much.” ― Unknown

134. “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

135. “Oh what an ill fate it was that has made me love that man.” ― Iris Murdoch

136. “One toxic marriage could make you never fall in love again.” — Unknown

137. “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” ― Michael J. Fox

138. “Overcoming abuse doesn’t just happen, It takes positive steps everyday. Let today be the day you start to move forward.” — Assunta Harris

139. “Perhaps someday I’ll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out of my heartbreak, beauty out of sorrow.” — Sylvia Plath

140. “Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you’re worthless. But you’re not worthless. You’re underappreciated.” — Steve Maraboli

141. “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” ― Elizabeth Taylor

142. “Problems in relationships occur because each person is concentrating on what is missing in the other person.” — Wayne Dyer

143. “Real relationships – the kind that were supposed to last but never did – were more trouble than they were worth.” – Lauren Conrad

144. “Relationships are supposed to make you feel good. Relationships are not supposed to make you feel bad. Or guilty, insecure, ashamed, paranoid, or hopeless. So when a relationship makes you feel bad, guilty, insecure, ashamed, paranoid, or hopeless. End it. Get over him. Move on.” – Laura Bowers

145. “Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.” — Wayne Dyer

146. “Relationships end too soon because people stop putting in the same effort to keep you, as they did to win you.” – Unknown

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147. “Relationships never die a natural death. They are always murdered by attitude, behavior, ego, or ignorance.” ― Unknown

148. “Release the toxic and infectious spreaders of misery, souls destroying souls and poisonous liars. Awaken from the hallucinations and take back your heart. Reclaim your self-esteem and leave the toxic be.” – Giorge Leedy

149. “Releasing toxic people from our lives is only allowing room for a new flow of positivity. You don’t have to toxic people for them to grow.” — Chinonye J. Chidolue

150. “Remove yourself from people who treat you like your time doesn’t matter, like your feelings are worthless, or like your soul is replaceable.” ― Unknown

151. “Removing toxic people (including Naysayers) from your life can repay you in scores of holistic wealth.” ― Keisha Blair

152. “Removing yourself from a toxic relationship is self-care, and that is not selfish.” — Charles Orlando

153. “Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.” — Robert Tew

154. “So it’s true when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” — E. A. Bucchianeri

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

156. “Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.” — Faraaz Kazi

157. “Some people don’t want to be fixed because being broken gets them attention.” ― Unknown

158. “Some people live in cages with bars built from their own fears and doubts. Some people live in cages with bars built from other people’s fears and doubts; their parents, their friends, their brothers and sisters, their families. Some people live in cages with bars built from the choices others made for them, the circumstances other people imposed upon them. And some people break free.” ― C. JoyBell C.

159. “Some relationships just move from one unresolved conflict to another.” ― H. Norman DMin Wright

160. “Sometimes it’s better to end something & try to start something new than imprison yourself in hoping for the impossible.” ― Karen Salmansohn

161. “Sometimes the best revenge is to smile and move on.” ― Unknown

162. “Sometimes the person you’re most loyal to is the one who needs to go.” — Tony Gaskins

163. “Sometimes there are things in life that aren’t meant to stay. Sometimes change may not be what we want. Sometimes change is what we need.” — Don Bolena Jr.

164. “Sometimes you need to die a little inside in order to be reborn and thrive.” ― Unknown

165. “Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows.” ― Unknown

166. “Sometimes, the only way to save your sanity is to let go of a toxic relationship. Your well-being is worth more than holding on to something harmful.” — Sharon Salzberg

167. “Sometimes, we just fall in love with the wrong people.” — Unknown

168. “Stay away from people who make you feel like you are hard to love.” – Unknown

169. “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

170. “Stop setting yourself on fire to keep someone else warm.” ― Unknown

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171. “Stop wasting your time on people who treat you good one day, then act like you don’t exist the next day.” – Unknown

172. “Stop worrying if you will never be able to find another one as good as them. Start practicing self-love. When you love yourself enough, it will be easier to cut off people that aren’t good enough for you.” ― Unknown

173. “Such a disappointment when you defend someone for so long thinking they are different and they turn out to be just like what everyone said.” ― Unknown

174. “The best way to move forward is to let go of the people holding you back.” ― Unknown

175. “The creative process is lost in a toxic environment. The risk of staying is too great because in it you may never reach your full destiny.” ― Germany Kent

176. “The damage isn’t caused in just one day. Give yourself plenty of time to heal and move on. Pack your things. Stop blaming yourself. Delete the photos. Change your number. Take small steps one at a time.” ― Unknown

177. “The death of one relationship always starts with small arguments and then the suspicions.” — Unknown

178. “The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.” ― Unknown

179. “The hardest part of being in an emotionally abusive relationship, it’s actually admitting you’re in one.” ― Anna Akana

180. “The heart will break, but broken live on.” — Lord Byron

181. “The hottest love has the coldest end.” — Socrates

182. “The moment that you start to wonder if you deserve better, you do.” ― Unknown

183. “The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” ― Ernest Hemingway

184. “The one who loves the least, controls the relationship.” — Robert Anthony

185. “The only way to win with a toxic partner is not to play.” — Unknown

186. “The person who doesn’t value you is blocking you from the one who will.” ― Robert Tew

187. “The problem with getting attached to a wrong person is, when they leave, you just feel lost.” ― Unknown

188. “The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.” – Carroll Bryant

189. “The wise do not consider the chains and shackles of jail to be the toughest restraints. The chains of attachment are the strongest of the ties that bind.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

190. “The wise do not consider the chains and shackles of jail to be the toughest restraints. The chains of attachment are the strongest of the ties that bind.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

191. “There are many paths to a fairytale ending… Blocking, unfollowing, muting, and unfriending also lead to “happily ever after”.” – Steve Maraboli

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192. “There are only two kinds of people who can drain your energy: those you love, and those you fear. In both instances, it is you who let them in. They did not force their way into your aura, or pry their way into your reality experience.” ― Anthon St. Maarten

193. “There are people who bring you down by just being them. They need not do anything.” ― Malebo Sephodi

194. “There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.” – Tennesse Williams

195. “There is no in between, we all have to touch our own bottom.” ― Liz Thebart

196. “There is no safe way to remain in a relationship with a person who has no conscience. The only solution is to escape.” ― Unknown

197. “There must come a time when your love for yourself becomes more important than your need to hold onto the pain of your past.” ― Karen Salmansohn

198. “There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.” – Jessica Hatchigan

199. “They’ll stab you in the lungs and then ask why you’re having trouble breathing.” ― Unknown

200. “Thinking of you is a poison I drink often.” ― Atticus

201. “Toxic people attach themselves like cinder blocks tied to your ankles, and then invite you for a swim in their poisoned waters.”― John Mark Green

202. “Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons.” – Travis Bradberry

203. “Toxic people may try to isolate you from the rest of the world, making them “the only one you have”. And that’s why to leave a toxic relationship, we have to rebuild the connection with your support network.” ― Unknown

204. “Toxic people will not be changed by the alchemy of your kindness. Yes, be kind, but move on swiftly and let life be their educator.” — Brendon Burchard

205. “Toxic person condition you to believe the problem isn’t the abuse itself, but instead your reactions to their abuse.” ― Unknown

206. “Toxic relationships are dangerous to your health; they will literally kill you. Stress shortens your lifespan. Even a broken heart can kill you. There is an undeniable mind-body connection. Your arguments and hateful talk can land you in the emergency room or in the morgue. You were not meant to live in a fever of anxiety; screaming yourself hoarse in a frenzy of dreadful, panicked fight-or-flight that leaves you exhausted and numb with grief. You were not meant to live like animals tearing one another to shreds. Don’t turn your hair gray. Don’t carve a roadmap of pain into the sweet wrinkles on your face. Don’t lay in the quiet with your heart pounding like a trapped, frightened creature. For your own precious and beautiful life, and for those around you — seek help or get out before it is too late. This is your wake-up call!” ― Bryant McGill

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207. “Toxic relationships are like a good pasta that has been overcooked.” ― Asa Don Brown

208. “Toxicity at work, relationship or in life works as a slow poison which often ends its survivors as disillusioned or embittered.” ― Abhysheq Shukla

209. “Unhealthy relationships often develop into love-hate relationships.” ― H. Norman DMin Wright

210. “Until a man gets himself heal, he will be toxic to every woman who tries to.” ― Unknown

211. “Until you let go of all the toxic people in your life you will never be able to grow to your fullest potential. Let them go so you can grow.” ― Unknown

212. “We all have that toxic people around us that make our lives miserable… The day we take them out from our lives, we will all become better people; including them…” ― Rodolfo Peon

213. “We are all potentially demons to each other, but some close relationships are saved from this fate.” ― Iris Murdoch

214. “We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.” – Harville Hendrix

215. “We can deeply love our poison. We can love the taste of it, the scent of it, the comforting weight of it in our belly and find ourselves woken in the night with stabbing cramps, arms around porcelain toilet bowls, hurling every last bit until collapsing on bathroom tile, limp from dehydration. Sometimes parting with love is essential for survival. I’ve found the most tragic aspect of losing loved ones wasn’t the big boom of the fallout, but realizing later how much healthier I was without them.” ― Maggie Young

216. “We don’t have a love/hate relationship! We have a hate/hate relationship.” ― Arne Olsen

217. “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

218. “We teach people how to treat us.” — Dr. Phil

219. “We’ve all loved someone way too freaking much.” — Karen Salmonsohn

220. “What’s broken is broken, and I’d rather remember it as it was than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.” — Margaret Mitchell

221. “When being in a toxic relationship in life at times you may have to step outside yourself, to see yourself, so you can find yourself and love yourself again.” ― Angel Moreira

222. “When dealing with toxic people, they always choose distance over disrespect.” ― Germany Kent

223. “When he’s the last thing you need, he’ll drain you. He’ll exhaust you. He’ll destroy you. And you won’t see it that way. In fact, you won’t notice it at all. But everyone else will.” ― Kirsten Corley

224. “When it comes to abuse, you believe there’s no way out. There is always help. There is always a way out.” ― Rev. Donna Mulvey

225. “When someone constantly puts you down, leaves you feeling like you can’t do anything right, or makes you feel worthless and bad about yourself in general – just know you did nothing wrong and that this isn’t love, it’s emotional abuse.” – Unknown

226. “When someone shows you their true colors, don’t try to paint a different picture.” — Tony A. Gaskins Jr.

227. “When you are finally able to see and understand the toxicity you have been surrounding yourself with, they will do everything in their power to make you out to be the evil one.”― Christine E. Szymanski

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228. “When you do not know how to focus your thoughts effectively, they can become scattered, miscellaneous, and fixated on “stuff negative notions, toxic relationships, and situations from the past.” — Darren Johnson

229. “When you don’t sleep peacefully in a relationship, you should come out of it and try it.” ― Unknown

230. “When you get out of it, you realize how toxic it actually was.” – Steve Maraboli

231. “When you leave a toxic relationship, you’re not leaving something behind. You’re moving towards something. Towards healing, happiness, and a fulfilling life.” — Karen Salmansohn

232. “When you notice someone does something toxic the first time, don’t wait for the second time before you address it or cut them off. ― Shahida Arabi

233. “Who has time for toxic relationships? If someone isn’t honoring your feelings, it’s not a real relationship. If you feel drained after spending time with someone, that’s a red flag!” – Doreen Virtue

234. “Why do you think of him when you know he’s not thinking of you?” ― Unknown

235. “With all the smiles you brought me, I never thought that you could cause me so many tears.” ― Unknown

236. “Words can lie. Actions don’t.” ― Unknown

237. “You are allowed to terminate toxic relationships. You are allowed to walk away from people who hurt you. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for taking care of yourself.” – Unknown

238. “You are in control of your life. Set new boundaries by removing all of the toxic people from your inner circle.” ― Germany Kent

239. “You are not a rehab. It’s not your job to fix everyone.” ― Unknown

240. “You are not broken. Someone who didn’t love you convinced that you are.” – Unknown

241. “You broke my heart, I tried living with it. And then you broke my trust. That my dear is not acceptable.” ― Unknown

242. “You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them…but still move on without them.” – Mandy Hale

243. “You can’t change someone who doesn’t see an issue in his actions.” ― Unknown

244. “You cannot fix him. He has been the same and won’t change now. Instead, try to save yourself and get out of the toxic relationship.” ― Unknown

245. “You cannot heal in the same place where you got sick.” — William Goldman

246. “You create more space in your life when you turn your excess baggage to garbage.” ― Chinonye J. Chidolue

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247. “You deserve better.” ― Unknown

248. “You don’t ever have to feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life.” ― Unknown

249. “You don’t let go of a bad relationship because you stop caring about them. You let go because you start caring about yourself.” – Charles Orlando

250. “You flew off with the wings of my heart and left me flightless.” – Stelle Atwater

251. “You have to believe that you’re better than the fountain of abuse that’s been spewing hurt and pain at you. You just are.” – Sara Li

252. “You make me feel like a firefly. Trapped in a bell jar; starved for love.” ― Ayushee Ghoshal

253. “You must be strong enough to know that love will come to you when you are ready. You must be strong enough to know when to say goodbye, and know that letting go is not weak.” — Marisa Donnelly

254. “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically.” – Joel Osteen

255. “You survived the worst part. You’re going to survive the recovery.” ― Unknown

256. “You take your power back by letting people go.” ― Emma Xu

257. “You would not believe this but someday, you will realize that ending it was for the better of us.” – Unknown

258. “You’ll never be good enough for the wrong person.” ― Steph Social

259. “You’ll never see how toxic someone is until you breathe fresher air.” ― Unknown

260. “Your love was awesome. It came quickly and left effortlessly.” ― Unknown

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By Hadiah

Hadiah is a counselor who is passionate about supporting individuals on their journey towards mental well-being. Hadiah not only writes insightful articles on various mental health topics but also creates engaging and practical mental health worksheets.

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