Need some relationship advice? Here are a few relationship advice quotes for almost any situation couples might encounter when they are spending time together.
1. “The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.” -Alexandra Penney
Arguments are pretty much inevitable in a relationship. You cannot be afraid of them or expect to walk away from them. Learn to love and support your partner even when the two of you do not agree. If you can do that, your relationship is bound to last a very long time.
2. “Real giving is when we give to our spouses what’s important to them, whether we understand it, like it, agree with it, or not.” -Michele Weiner-Davis
Everyone has very specific needs. It is essential that you pay attention to what your significant other needs, and let them have it as much as possible if it benefits them. You may not understand their need for it or agree with the principles behind it, but love is about supporting them no matter what. This is why it is always important that you communicate your needs clearly, and often, in a relationship. If you need something, you need to be able to make that clear.
3. “To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship.” -Doménico Cieri Estrada
Sometimes you or significant other needs space. It is nothing personal; everyone, every now and then, just needs time to spend alone or with someone that is not the person they love in the way they love their partner. Learn when it is okay to give your partner space and when it is appropriate to keep them close to you. This becomes easier the longer you are with someone.
4. “Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” -Oscar Wilde
Talk with your significant other often. Talk about them, talk about you, talk about everything. Your favorite movies, what books you are reading, how work is going. A relationship that is not based in communication does not have a strong foundation right from the start, meaning it will crumble just as quickly as it began.
5. “When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.” -Deepak Chopra
Though we cannot always readily recognize our deepest flaws, we are quick, and often unknowingly so, to recognize our own flaws in the people we are close to. Only it manifests as if we are upset with that person for being the way they are, when that is not the true reality. Understand that dealing with your partner’s faults also means dealing with your own. The things you are seeing in your significant other that bother you are the same things you do that you are bothered by.
6. “Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that many people enter into 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.” -Anthony Robbins
If you are big on gift giving, you probably already know that giving someone else a gift, and watching how happy and excited they are to receive that gift, is much more rewarding than receiving a gift from someone else. This concept also applies in relationships. Seek to give, not receive, and you will get much more out of it than you realize is possible.
7. “The purpose of a relationship is not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.” -Neale Donald Walsch
Never trust the phrase, “You complete me.” That is not what a relationship is supposed to be about. If you cannot be “whole” all on your own, you are never going to make it in any kind of relationship with someone else. Only when you come to someone already “complete” can you have even the slightest chance of forming a long lasting relationship with that person.
8. “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” -J.K. Rowling
Whether you have experienced it firsthand or not, understand that being ignored, pushed aside and not being shown any affection at all feels much, much worse than someone telling you they do not like you. Indifference and neglect make a person feel confused and self-conscious. Communication is essential. Affection is essential. If you cannot give or do not want to give those things to someone, do not continue to be in a relationship with them.
9. “The extent to which two people in a relationship can bring up and resolve issues is a critical marker of the soundness of a relationship.” -Henry Cloud
Relationships that are going to last involve two people who have problems, but know how to – and are fully willing to – work together to find solutions to those problems. Learn how to solve common problems in a relationship if it means a lot to you and you want it to last a very long time.
10. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” -Leo Buscaglia
Every little thing you do, even if it seems very small and therefore insignificant to you, can mean the world to the person with whom you are in a relationship. Do not neglect showing someone affection or being kind simply because you do not think you need to. You can never go wrong with saying something nice or extending a kind gesture as long as you genuinely mean it.
If love is meant to be, it will last. It will carry you through all the hardships, as long as you let it.