Toxic Relationship Quotes

140 Toxic Relationship Quotes Unveiling the Painful Truth

Toxic relationships can be emotionally draining, mentally exhausting, and sometimes even physically harmful. These relationships often leave individuals feeling trapped, helpless, and confused. As a way to shed light on the painful reality of toxic relationships, many have turned to quotes as a means of expressing their experiences and emotions. In this article, we’ll explore some powerful toxic relationship quotes that resonate with the struggles and hardships faced by those who have endured toxic connections.

Toxic Relationship Quotes

  1. “Toxic relationships are good for nothing, it’s always better to move on.” ~ Invajy

Toxic Relationship Quotes

  1. “Stop setting yourself on fire to keep someone else warm.” ~ Anonymous

Toxic Relationship Quotes

  1. “Letting go of toxic people in your life is self-care.” ~ Invajy

Toxic Relationship Quotes

  1. “In true relationship, mistakes can be forgiven not the trickery.” ~ Invajy

Toxic Relationship Quotes

  1. “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

Toxic Relationship Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “Don’t be too much possessive in relationship, it will ruin the entire connection.” ~ Invajy
  3. “In toxic relationships, apologies become weapons and forgiveness becomes a trap.” ~ James Adams
  4. “Toxic relationships are like a good pasta that has been overcooked.” ~ Asa Don Brown
  5. “Toxic relationships are a toxic cocktail of insecurity, control, and emotional abuse.” ~ Ethan Davis

Quotes on Toxic Relationship

  1. “I’ve had a few semi-toxic relationships, but it’s not what I look for when I’m seeing someone.” ~ Taylor Swift
  2. “Just say NO to complicated, dead-end, unhealthy, and toxic relationships.” ~ Stephanie Lahart
  3. “Don’t confuse “familiar” with “acceptable”. Toxic relationships can fool you like that.” ~ Steve Maraboli
  4. “Cut the toxic ties that force you to mask your true feelings.” ~ Linda Greyman
  5. “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
  6. “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
  7. “Toxic relationships are like tornadoes; they leave a trail of destruction in their wake.” ~ Oliver Thompson
  8. “Love should never require you to sacrifice your happiness or identity.” ~ Emily Adams
  9. “Toxic relationships drain your energy, leaving you feeling depleted and empty.” ~ Grace Mitchell
  10. 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

Poisonous Relationship Quotes

  1. “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
  2. Thinking of you is a poison I drink often.” ~ Atticus
  3. “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
  4. “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
  5. “Ego is probably one of the biggest poisons we can have – it’s toxic to any environment.” ~ Jonny Kim
  6. “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
  7. “A bad relationship can do that, can make you doubt everything good you ever felt about yourself.” ~ Dionne Warwick
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “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

Toxic Relationship Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “A good relationship is when someone accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future.” ~ Karen Salmansohn
  3. “Fire False Friends as early as possible. Do it before they dig out the dream seeds you’ve planted! The earlier, the better; the quicker, the safer!” ~ Israelmore Ayivor
  4. Forgiveness is a personal process that doesn’t depend on us having direct contact with the people who have hurt us.” ~ Sharon Salzberg
  5. “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
  6. “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
  7. 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
  8. “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
  9. “Don’t allow someone not worth it to have the power to occupy your thoughts.” ~ Donna Lynn Hope
  10. “Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

Sayings about Toxic Relationships

  1. “If relationship become too much painful, better to say NO and move ahead. Someone better is waiting for you.” ~ Invajy
  2. “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
  3. “I burned my bridges so the devil couldn’t follow me.” ~ L.M. Browning
  4. “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
  5. “You don’t ever have to feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life.” ~ Anonymous
  6. “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
  7. 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
  8. “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
  9. “Oh what an ill fate it was that has made me love that man.” ~ Iris Murdoch
  10. “How you choose to feel today should not be dependent on others.” ~ Anthon St. Maarten

Quotes about Toxic Relationship

  1. “I know people can be awful dooms for each other.” ~ Iris Murdoch
  2. “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.
  3. “We teach people how to treat us.” ~ Dr. Phil
  4. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  5. “It’s better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else.” ~ Dr. Phil
  6. “The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  7. “It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” ~ Ella Harper
  8. “It was strange, really. A couple of months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently I could.” ~ Gabrielle Zevin
  9. “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.
  10. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” ~ C.G. Jung

Short Quotes on Toxic Relationship

  1. “Don’t judge yourself by what others did to you.” ~ C. Kennedy
  2. “A broken heart bleeds tears.” ~ Steve Maraboli
  3. “The hottest love has the coldest end.” ~ Socrates
  4. “Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.” ~ Wayne Dyer
  5. “Sometimes, we just fall in love with the wrong people.” ~ Anonymous
  6. “We’ve all loved someone way too freaking much.” ~ Karen Salmonsohn
  7. “A toxic lover is someone damaged beyond repair.” ~ Anonymous
  8. “The only way to win with a toxic partner is not to play.” ~ Anonymous
  9. “The one who loves the least, controls the relationship.” ~ Robert Anthony
  10. “When you get out of it, you realize how toxic it actually was.” ~ Steve Maraboli

Toxic Relationship Letting Go Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “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
  3. “Love cannot live where there is no trust.” ~ Edith Hamilton
  4. “Don’t stay in an unhealthy relationship because you think it’ll get better eventually. Know your worth and move on.” ~ Anonymous
  5. “You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them…but still move on without them.” ~ Mandy Hale
  6. “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
  7. “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” ~ Steve Maraboli
  8. 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
  9. “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
  10. “Break free of toxic people and relationships, they erode your quality of life.” ~ Anonymous

Toxic Relationship Quotes

  1. “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.” ~ Robert Brault
  2. “Just because someone desires you, does not mean that he values you.” ~ Julianne Cantarella
  3. “Removing toxic people (including Naysayers) from your life can repay you in scores of holistic wealth.” ~ Keisha Blair
  4. “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
  5. “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
  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” ~ Michael J. Fox
  9. “In order to reach your highest potential, it is imperative that you remove all negative people from your life.” ~ Germany Kent
  10. “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

Unhealthy Relationship Quotes

  1. “Keeping bad company is like being in a germ-infested area. You never know what you’ll catch.” ~ Frank Sonnenberg
  2. “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
  3. “Even if toxic people are right about what is “good,” they are wrong if the approach is not healthy.” ~ John Lewis Lund
  4. “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
  5. “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
  6. “In toxic relationships, the broken heart cries for freedom while the mind clings to the familiar pain.” ~ Matthew Williams
  7. “A toxic relationship is a constant battle for power, leaving both parties wounded and exhausted.” ~ Liam Anderson
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “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

Quotes on Bad Relationship

  1. “If you walked away from a toxic, negative, abusive, one-sided, dead-end, low vibrational, relationship or friendship – you won.” ~ Lalah Delia
  2. “Don’t let Negative and Toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  3. “It is only when we no longer compulsively need someone that we can have a real relationship with them.” ~ Anthony Storr
  4. “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
  5. “A real relationship is two-way.” ~ Sophie Kinsella
  6. “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
  7. “Real relationships – the kind that were supposed to last but never did – were more trouble than they were worth.” ~ Lauren Conrad
  8. “Moving on from a toxic relationship is like shedding an old skin; painful, yet necessary for growth.” ~ Mia Carter
  9. “A good friend will help you to discover the potentials you haven’t uncovered. A bad friend will help you to cover up the potentials you have already recovered. Make your choice!” ~ Israelmore Ayivor
  10. “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

Toxic Relationships Quotes

  1. “You take your power back by letting people go.” ~ Emma Xu
  2. “You are in control of your life. Set new boundaries by removing all of the toxic people from your inner circle.” ~ Germany Kent
  3. “Toxic relationships are like walking through a field of broken glass; every step is painful, leaving scars that may never heal.” ~ Alex Turner
  4. “In a toxic relationship, love is war where wounds outnumber victories.” ~ Sarah Wilson
  5. “At some point you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life.” ~ Tara Westover
  6. “When dealing with toxic people, they always choose distance over disrespect.” ~ Germany Kent
  7. “If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  8. “Overcoming abuse doesn’t just happen, It takes positive steps everyday. Let today be the day you start to move forward.” ~ Assunta Harris
  9. “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
  10. “The hardest part of being in an emotionally abusive relationship, it’s actually admitting you’re in one.” ~ Anna Akana

Quotes for a Bad Relationship

  1. “Don’t light yourself on fire trying to brighten someone else’s existence.” ~ Charlotte Eriksson
  2. “Sometimes it’s better to end something & try to start something new than imprison yourself in hoping for the impossible.” ~ Karen Salmansohn
  3. “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
  4. “How starved you must have been that my heart became a meal for your ego.” ~ Amanda Torroni
  5. “So it’s true when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” ~ E. A. Bucchianeri
  6. “You flew off with the wings of my heart and left me flightless.” ~ Stelle Atwater
  7. “You cannot heal in the same place where you got sick.” ~ William Goldman
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “Problems in relationships occur because each person is concentrating on what is missing in the other person.” ~ Wayne Dyer

Toxic Relationship Quotes

  1. “Unhealthy relationships often develop into love-hate relationships.” ~ H. Norman DMin Wright
  2. “We don’t have a love/hate relationship! We have a hate/hate relationship.” ~ Arne Olsen
  3. “Now I was in a real bad abusive relationship / Knowing that, that was no way for me to live.” ~ Robert S. Kelly
  4. “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
  5. “Some couples, of course, are better off splitting up, but far too many of them sabotage a relationship that could have worked.” ~ John Tierney
  6. “This is so all bad, nothing good can come from this / Sweet but sad, I don’t know love ruins a relationship / It will never last but it feels so good, guess I gotta deal with it.” ~ Kimberly Pate
  7. “We are all potentially demons to each other, but some close relationships are saved from this fate.” ~ Iris Murdoch
  8. “You see, I’ve had some bad relationships already and / I’ve fooled around goin’ steady / But this time when I reach out, it may be my last try.” ~ Phoebe Snow
  9. “There is no in between, we all have to touch our own bottom.” ~ Liz Thebart
  10. “Some relationships just move from one unresolved conflict to another.” ~ H. Norman DMin Wright

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