Our life is full of brokenness - broken relationships, broken promises, broken expectations. How can we live with that brokenness without becoming bitter and resentful except by returning again and again to God's faithful presence in our lives.— Henri Nouwen
Astounding Broken Relationship quotations
If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, than you're a badass with a heart of an angel.
You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel.
Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.
The scariest thing about distance is that you don't know whether they'll miss you or forget you.
We die to each other daily. What we know of other people is only our memory of the moments during which we knew them. And they have changed since then. To pretend that they and we are the same is a useful and convenient social convention which must sometimes be broken. We must also remember that at every meeting we are meeting a stranger.
My heart is broke, but I have some glue, help me inhale and mend it with you.
Absence is to love as wind is to fire: it extinguishes the little flame, it fans the big.
When someone truly cares about you, they make an effort, not an excuse.
Don't cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won't let you see the stars.
Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak that seem to affect every family.
Even on my weakest days I get a little bit stronger
God sometimes removes people from your life to protect you. Don't run after them.
The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.
Every relationship has problems but when those problems arise you have to realise that they don't mean your relationship is broken, it's just a little bent. Bent things can be fixed and like so your relationship can too. The first step however is realising that.
Once you had put the pieces back together, even though you may look intact, you were never quite the same as you'd been before the fall.
One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn't fall apart.
The official name of the project is 'Jewish Museum' but I have named it 'Between the Lines' because for me it is about two lines of thinking, organization and relationship. One is a straight line, but broken into many fragments, the other is a tortuous line, but continuing indefinitely.
Don't settle for a relationship that won't let you be yourself.
The liberating encounter with God/ess is always an encounter with our authentic selves resurrected from underneath the alienated self. It is not experienced against, but in and through relationships, healing our broken relations with our bodies, with other people, with nature.
When trust is broken, sorry means nothing.
The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.
The act of forgiveness is the act of returning to present time.
And that's why when one has become a forgiving person, and has managed to let go of the past, what they've really done is they've shifted their relationship with time.
Pushing me away so I give her space, awww. Dealing wit a heart that I didn't break.
Show respect even to people who don't deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.
Our greatest joy and our greatest pain comes in our relationships with others.
Love lasts about seven years. That's how long it takes for the cells of the body to totally replace themselves.
You want me to act like we've never kissed, you want to forget;
pretend we've never met , and I've tried and I've tried, but I haven't yet... You walk by, and I fall to pieces.
Every heart sings a song incomplete, until another heart whispers back.
I am unlovable...I have tried to involve myself in other people, in relationships, and even - in my sillier moments - in love. But it doesn't work. Something in me is broken or missing and sooner or later the other person catches me Acting or one of Those Nights comes along.
Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up.
A daughter without her mother is a woman broken.
It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.
If you're abest during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success.
All broken relationships can be traced back to broken agreements
Times of hardship can act as both an indicator, as well as a cure, for our broken relationship with our Creator.
Choices can change our lives profoundly.
The choice to mend a broken relationship, to say "yes" to a difficult assignment, to lay aside some important work to play with a child, to visit some forgotten person - these small choices may affect many lives eternally.
If an egg is broken by outside, life ends. If broken by inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from inside.
There's no love like a lost love and no pain like a broken heart.
I think relationships are broken up because of the media.
All love is of God, the Apostle John reminds us, and because love cannot be buried in a coffin, the beautiful but broken relationships of Earth are resumed in the Father's home above where, as members of the same family, we dwell together in perfect harmony.
If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress.
Don't be reckless with other peoples hearts.
And don't put up with people that are reckless with yours.
It's natural for humans to suppress urges, for when our desires are left unchecked they lead to broken relationships, prison time, and forest fires.
Cry me a river, build a bridge, and get over it.
Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go.
What’s broken is broken—and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I live…I’m too old to believe in such sentimentalities as clean slates and starting all over.