It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.— Friedrich Nietzsche
Bashful Unhappy Marriage quotations
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.
Bad marriages don't cause infidelity; infidelity causes bad marriages.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love, and he who cannot love is the most unhappy of all.
Divorce isn't such a tragedy. A tragedy's staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce.
If I seek to fulfill my own needs at the expense of my partner, we are sure to experience unhappiness, resentment, and conflict. The secret of forming a successful relationship is for both partners to win.
If there are quarrels between the parents or if their marriage is unhappy, the ground will be prepared in their children for the severest predisposition to a disturbance of sexual development or to neurotic illness.
All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.
Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate.
If we must lose wife or husband when we live to our highest right, we lose an unhappy marriage as well, and we gain ourselves. But if a marriage is born between two already self-discovered, what a lovely adventure begins, hurricanes and all.
There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose.
Stress and unhappiness come not from situations, but how you respond to situations.
Half of all marriages end in divorce- and then there are the really unhappy ones.
The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that of all the opportunities to show differences in character, surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest.
I've always been suspicious of TV, I've always found music and video to be an unhappy marriage.
Some people think I'm unhappy, but I'm not. I just appreciate silence in a world that never stops talking.
But I had not quite fixed whether to make him [Don Juan] end in Hell-or in an unhappy marriage,-not knowing which would be the severest.
Without the will, marriage is a mockery; without emotion, it is a drudgery. You need both.
three-fourths of all marriages are unhappy.
Ultimately, the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or friendship, is conversation.
Some people who think they are in unhappy marriages are just in unhappy bodies.
I find to my astonishment that an unhappy marriage goes on being unhappy when it is over.
Seeing unhappiness in the marriage of friends, I was content to have chosen music and laughter as a substitute for a husband.
Happy people build their inner world. Unhappy people blame their outer world.
Marriage is meant to be more about your surrender than about your satisfaction.
Even if my marriage is falling apart and my children are unhappy, there is still a part of me that says, 'God, this is fascinating!'
Chumps always make the best husbands.
When you marry, Sally, grab a chump. Tap his head first, and if it rings solid, don't hesitate. All the unhappy marriages come from husbands having brains. What good are brains to a man? They only unsettle him.
We simply can't abandon ship every time we encounter a storm in our marriage. Real love is about weathering the storms of life together.
Marriage is tough, because it is woven of all these various elements, the weak and the strong. "In love-ness" is fragile for it is woven only with the gossamer threads of beauty. It seems to me absurd to talk about "happy" and "unhappy" marriages.
Those who have made unhappy marriages walk on stilts, while the happy ones are on a level with the crowd. No one sees 'em!
An unhappy gentleman, resolving to wed nothing short of perfection, keeps his heart and hand till both get so old and withered that no tolerable woman will accept them.
All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Chumps always make the best husbands.
All the unhappy marriages come from the husbands having brains.
The triumph of hope over experience.
Many married women who have deliberately spurned the "hour" of childbearing are unhappy and frustrated. They never discovered the joys of marriage because they refused to surrender to the obligation of their state. In saving themselves, they lost themselves!
I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.
As women in industrial societies join the paid workforce, they gain the economic means to depart unhappy marriages more easily.
The majority of great men are the offspring of unhappy marriages.
So many pleasing episodes of one's life are spoiled by shouting.
You never heard of an unhappy marriage unless the neighbors have heard it first.
Think that's what attracted me to painting so much. I could create any kind of world that I wanted. Nothing hurts here, no pain, nobody's unhappy, it's a pleasant place. Everything's nice here.
The best marriages, like the best lives, were both happy and unhappy.
There was even a kind of necessary tension, a certain tautness between the partners that gave the marriage strength, like the tautness of a full sail. You went forward on it.
We must create a marriage between the awareness of the body and that of the mind. When two parties do not cooperate, there is unhappiness on both sides.
A gentleman who had been very unhappy in marriage, married immediately after his wife died: Johnson said, it was the triumph of hope over experience.
Every divorce is the result of selfishness on the part of one or the other or both parties to a marriage contract. Someone is thinking of self comforts, conveniences, freedoms, luxuries, or ease. Sometimes the ceaseless pin pricking of an unhappy, discontented, and selfish spouse can finally add up to serious physical violence. Sometimes people are goaded to the point where they erringly feel justified in doing the things that are so wrong. Nothing of course justifies sin.
Progress of a marriage: There was a time when you couldn't make me happy.
Now the time has come when you can make me unhappy.