If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success.— Will Smith
Cheering Interpersonal Relationship quotations
The scariest thing about distance is that you don't know whether they'll miss you or forget you.
A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.
Work on your relationships... Relationships need renewal or they die.
God sometimes removes people from your life to protect you. Don't run after them.
Trust and faith bring joy to life and help relationships grow to their maximum potential.
Nothing is more exciting and bonding in relationships than creating together.
Interpersonal experience shapes the mind as it continues to develop throughout the lifespan... Interactions with the environment, especially relationships with other people, directly shape the development of the brain's structure and function.
When someone truly cares about you, they make an effort, not an excuse.
People and relationships never stop being a work in progress
I believe I know why it is satisfying to me to hear someone.
When I can really hear someone, it puts me in touch with him; it enriches my life. It is through hearing people that I have learned all that I know about individuals, about personality, about interpersonal relationships.
We say to others only what we need to hear
Every heart sings a song incomplete, until another heart whispers back.
Relationships don't thrive because the guilty are punished but because the innocent are merciful.
Sometimes you tell someone to never call you again;
and then the phone rings and you hope it's them - it's the most twisted logic of all time.
I'm more interested in interpersonal relationships - between lovers families, siblings. That's why I write about how we treat each other.
If you're abest during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success.
Why can't we all just get along?
Private victories precede public victories.
When it comes to my interpersonal relationships with men, of course, a lifetime of abuse vastly affected everything I did. I always came from a place of abuse, actually wanting, welcoming, and accepting it because that was my language. It never seemed strange to me.
Show respect even to people who don't deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.
If you don't like yourself, you're going to have a really hard time getting along with anyone else.
Every relationship is fundamentally a power struggle, and the individual in power is whoever likes the other person less.
In a culture in which interpersonal relationships are generally considered to provide the answer to every form of distress, it is sometimes difficult to persuade well-meaning helpers that solitude can be as therapeutic as emotional support.
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.
It is widely believed that interpersonal relationships of an intimate kind are the chief, if not the only, source of human happiness, yet the lives of creative individuals often seem to run counter to this assumption.
It is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
A concern with parenting...must direct attention beyond behavior. This is because parenting is not simply a set of behaviors, but participation in an interpersonal, diffuse, affective relationship. Parenting is an eminently psychological role in a way that many other roles and activities are not.
The people that are there for you on your darkest nights are the ones worth spending your brightest days with.
as Kurt Vonnegut pointed out [...] the literary novel has become extraordinarily privatistic of late. It's as if the big issues (Does God exist? from whence springs decency? what sort of species is Homo Sapiens?) were either settled or not worth discusssing, and serious writers should therefore confine themselves to their various ethnic heritages and interpersonal relationships.
An artist makes something to be physically experienced by another person.
It's a raw, freely chosen, interpersonal relationship between the maker and the viewer, so it's close to what a musical composer does, or a poet or a dancer. It is coming out of one's inner being.
If film making is magic, there's a difference between close up magic and David Copperfield. If you're doing close up magic, which independent filmmakers do, it is a very delicate craft, interpersonal relationship, and being able to enrapture a very small audience.
If someone betrays you once, it's their fault. If they betray you twice, it's your fault.
Spiritual direction is an interpersonal relationship in which we learn how to grow, live, and love in the spiritual life.
The average person might articulate them differently, but we all think about interpersonal relationships in one way or another. Writers just express that in different ways and capture it in different ways. To some degree, we're all thinking about the same things. It's the zeitgeist. The trick, in a way, as a writer, is to hope that your interests in some sense link up with the culture around you.
English is weak in describing emotional states or intensities of interpersonal relationships.
Don't inflict pains from your past on your present relationships.
Willpower determines success in business, interpersonal relationships, health, whatever it is. All the activities in your life, success and failure in them, are dependent upon your ability to manifest will.
Good relationships make people happy, and happy people enjoy more and better relationships than unhappy people.... Conflicts in relationships--having an annoying office mate or roommate, or having chronic conflict with your spouse--is one of the surest ways to reduce your happiness. You never adapt to interpersonal conflict; it damages every day, even days when you don't see the other person but ruminate about the conflict nonetheless.
Avoidance behavior is a response designed to protect the infant from behavioral disorganization. If we transfer this concept to adult life, we can see that an avoidant infant might very well develop into a person whose principal need was to find some kind of meaning and order in life which was not entirely, or even chiefly, dependent upon interpersonal relationships
Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.
Given the complexity of interpersonal relationships and institutions and the complexity of co-ordination of the actions of many people, it is enormously unlikely that, even if there were one ideal pattern for society, it could be arrived at in an a priori fashion. And even supposing that some great genius did come along with a blueprint, who could have the confidence that it could work