Toxic Relationship Quotes: 130 Eye-Opening Sayings to Help You on a Healthier Path (2023)

Toxic Relationship Quotes: 130 Eye-Opening Sayings to Help You on a Healthier Path (1)

Sometimes a relationship can be toxic from the start.

Other times it sneaks up on you.

It gets worse and slowly dries up and inflames.

In today's post, I want to share 130 of the most relatable and helpful quotes about toxic relationships.

To help you spot the common signs of a toxic relationship and find a healthier, happier path in your own life.

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Quotes Related To Toxic Relationships

"At some point you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life."
– Tara Westover

"A real relationship is two-way."
– Sofie Kinsella

"Don't confuse 'familiar' with 'acceptable.' Toxic relationships can fool you like that."
Steve Maraboli

"You make me feel like a firefly. Trapped in a bell jar; starved for love."
– Ayushee Ghoshal

"I think most people know when they're in a toxic relationship: it takes a lot of effort to maintain it and you don't get what you want."
– Joanna Coles

"Toxic people stick to your ankles like concrete blocks and then invite you to swim in their poisonous waters."
– Juan Marcos Verde

“A bad relationship is like walking on broken glass, if you stay you will continue to hurt. If you walk away, you will get hurt, but eventually you will heal."
– Autumn Koehler

"May you reach that inner level where you no longer allow your past or people with toxic intentions to negatively influence or condition you."
– Laa Delia

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"Don't let negative, toxic people take up space in your head. Raise your rent and throw them out."
– Zig Ziglar

"Free the poisonous and contagious spreaders of misery, soul destroyers and poisonous liars. Wake up from the hallucinations and recover your heart. Recover your self-esteem and release the poison."
– George Leedy

"If you came out of a toxic, negative, abusive, one-sided, hopeless, low-vibration relationship or friendship, you win."
– Laa Delia

"The ego is probably one of the biggest poisons we can have, it's toxic to any environment."
– Jonny Kim

“Forgiveness does not create a relationship. Unless people tell the truth about what they have done and change their minds and behavior, a relationship of trust is not possible. When you forgive someone, you certainly absolve them of judgment, but you can't build a real relationship without real change."
– William P. Young

"Couples often live through years of lies, trying to protect and save a relationship while destroying any chance of a real relationship."
–Henry Clouds

“If there is a specific person in your life who repeatedly chooses not to honor you and brings you more sadness or pain than joy, perhaps it is time to return that friendship to God and trust Him that they are not where you belong. "
– Mandy Hale

"Cut the toxic ties that force you to hide your true feelings."
– Linda Greyman

"As you begin to walk away from negativity and toxic people, you will be inspired to embrace positivity and your life will become more fulfilling and fulfilling."
– German Kent

"A healthy relationship will never require you to sacrifice your friends, your sleep, or your dignity."
- A stranger

“A good friend will help you discover the potentials that you have not discovered yet. A bad friend will help you cover up the potential you have already regained. Take your pick!"
–Israelmore Ayivor

“You can't just be a part of someone else's existence and life. you are important too Your dreams are important and valid. They should not be mocked or belittled. ”
– Rip Miller

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“Toxic people defy logic. Fortunately, some are unaware of the negative impact they are having on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from causing chaos and putting pressure on other people."
– Travis Bradberry

“Clutter is not just physical material. It's old ideas, toxic relationships, and bad habits. Clutter is anything your better self won't stand for."
– Eleanor Brown

"A toxic lover is someone who is damaged beyond repair."
- A stranger

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"It's amazing how someone can break your heart and still love them with all the little parts."
– Ella Harper

"The most painful thing is losing yourself when you love someone too much and forget that you are special too."
- Ernest Hemingway

Useful Phrases About Toxic Relationships

"Only when we no longer compulsively need someone can we have a real relationship with them."
–Anthony Storr

“Many people get into relationships to make up for something they miss or hate about themselves. It's a one-way ticket to a toxic relationship because it makes your love conditional: you'll love your partner as long as they help you feel better."
–Mark Manson

"Staying in an unhealthy relationship that robs you of your peace of mind is not loyal. It's the decision to hurt yourself mentally, emotionally, and sometimes physically."
- We have sogunle

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"The wrong person will give you less than you're worth, but that doesn't mean you have to accept it."
– Sonia Parker

“Toxic relationships are dangerous to your health; They will literally kill you. Stress shortens life. Even a broken heart can kill you. There is an undeniable mind-body connection. Your arguments and hate speech can land you in the emergency room or mortuary. You shouldn't live in a frenzy of fear; Scream yourself hoarse in a terrifying, terrified fight-or-flight frenzy that leaves you exhausted and numb with pain.
You must not live like animals tearing each other to pieces. Don't let your hair turn gray. Don't carve a plan of pain in the sweet lines of your face. Don't stay silent with your heart beating like a trapped and scared being.
For your precious and beautiful life and for the people around you: get help or get out before it's too late. This is your wake up call!"
–Bryant McGill

"Until you let go of all the toxic people in your life, you can never reach your full potential. Let them go so you can grow."

“Let go of negative people. They only appear to share complaints, problems, disastrous stories, fears, and judgments about others. If someone is looking for a trash can to dump all their trash in, make sure you don't think about that."
- The Dalai Lama

"It takes strength to get out of a toxic relationship, but it's the only way to save yourself and find true happiness again."
- A stranger

"Know your value and do not invest in toxic people or relationships, as any bond that requires maintenance is not worth it."
– Masaba Gupta

"It's one thing for someone to own their behavior and make an effort to change it. But if a person ignores your feelings, ignores your boundaries, and continues to treat you in harmful ways, they have to go."
– Daniell Koepke

"My encouragement: Clear energy vampires from your life, remove all complexity, build a team around you that frees you to fly, remove all toxics, and appreciate simplicity. Because that's where genius lives."
– Robin S. Sharma

"Life is too short to be with people who make you give in. drag you down. Your time is too precious to waste on people who don't have a dream. people who aren't going anywhere. You don't need to make a big announcement, but gradually you should start spending less time with them.
- Joel East

"Do not allow anyone unworthy of power to occupy your mind."
– Donna Lynn Esperanza

"You are in control of your life. Set new boundaries by removing all toxic people from your inner circle."
– German Kent

"Don't settle for a relationship that doesn't let you be yourself."
- Oprah Winfrey

“We all have these toxic people around us that make our lives miserable… The day we eliminate them from our lives, we all become better people; including them..."
– Rodolfo Peon

“Toxic relationships can change our perception. You can spend many years thinking that you are worthless. But you are not useless. You are underrated."
Steve Maraboli

"Dismiss false friends as soon as possible. Do it before they dig up the seeds of dreams you planted! The sooner the better; the faster the safer!"
–Israelmore Ayivor

"If you don't respect your own wishes, no one else will. You'll only attract people who treat you as disrespectfully as you do."
– Vironika Tugaleva

Wise Quotes From Toxic Relationships

“Like arsenic, poisonous people will kill you slowly. They kill your positive spirit and play with your mind and emotions. The only cure is to let her go."
–Dennisse Lisseth

"Toxic relationships are like good pasta that's been overcooked."
– Asa Don Brown

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"A good relationship is when someone accepts your past, supports your present, and encourages your future."
– Karen Salmansohn

"Having to hang out with the small-minded eventually makes us small-minded. The plant will only grow as big as the environment it's in."

"When you're in a toxic relationship in life, sometimes you have to step outside of yourself to see yourself, so you can find yourself and love yourself again."
– Engel Moreira

"If he's the last thing you need, he'll drain you. He'll drain 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 Korley

“You free up more space in your life when you turn your excess baggage into junk. ”
– Chinonye J. Chidolue

"I found that the most tragic aspect of losing loved ones was not the huge boom in the consequences, but later realizing how much healthier I was without them."
-maggie young

"Problems in relationships arise because each one focuses on what the other lacks."
- Wayne Dyer

"It's amazing how quickly things can change when you remove toxic people from your life."
– Robert Tew

"No partner in a romantic relationship...should feel like they have to give up an essential part of themselves to make it viable."
– Mai Sartón

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Insightful Toxic Relationship Quotes

"Losing is not always a loss, sometimes you have to leave those toxic relationships and bad habits to make room for better things."
– Gift Gugu Here

"When you're in a relationship and all you do is cry, you have to stop and ask yourself, are you dating a human or an onion?"
– Karen Salmansohn

"People who try to bring you down every day are not important in your life, so you better treat their opinion that way."
– brand terry

"Don't let toxic people infect you with the fear of giving and receiving one of the most powerful forces in the world... LOVE!"
–Yvonne Pierre

"It is not the lack of love but the lack of friendship that makes a marriage unhappy."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

“Energy vampires take advantage of others because they are in pain, and their behavior is a disguised cry for help. However, please note that you are not responsible for solving your problems. While you can offer help to an energy vampire, it is ultimately their responsibility to solve their problems."
– Aletheia Luna

"Relationships based on commitment lack dignity."
- Wayne Dyer

"Stay away from people who try to downplay your ambitions. Small people always do that, but big people make you feel like you can grow too."
- Mark Twain

"I used to think that the worst thing in life was ending up alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel alone."
–Robin Williams

"There are only two kinds of people who can drain your energy: the ones you love and the ones you fear. Either way, it's you who lets them in. They haven't worked their way into your aura or your experience of life. reality".
– Anthon St. Maarten

"Don't pay attention to toxic words. What people say is often a reflection of themselves, not you."
– Christian Baloga

“Controllers, perpetrators and manipulators don't question themselves. They don't wonder if they are the problem. They always say the problem is someone else's."
–Darlene Quimet

"Don't let toxic people sabotage your happiness, ruin your positivity, pollute your mind, or destroy your confidence. Instead, surround yourself with generous, positive, and caring people who uplift you."
Farshad Asl

"Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness."
Steve Maraboli

"Forgiveness is a personal process that does not depend on having direct contact with the people who have hurt us."
– Sharon Salzberg

Toxic Relationship Quotes That Set You Free

"Don't stay in an unhealthy relationship because you think it will eventually get better. Realize your worth and move on."
- A stranger

"We teach people how to treat us."
– Dr. Phil

"The dignity of a human being can be cruelly attacked, destroyed and ridiculed, but it can never be taken away unless it is abandoned."
– Michael J. Fox

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"Just because someone wants you doesn't mean they appreciate you."
– Julianne Cantarella

"Don't judge yourself by what others have done to you."
– C.Kennedy

"Courage is getting out of a toxic relationship and knowing that you deserve better."
- A stranger

“People inspire you or exhaust you. Choose them wisely.”
– Hans F. Hasen

"Letting go is realizing that some people are part of your story, but not part of your destiny."
Steve Maraboli

"It was really weird. A few months ago I thought I couldn't live without it. Apparently I could."
– Gabrielle Zevin

"It's better for someone to break your heart once and walk out of your life than to stay in your life and keep breaking your heart."
– brand terry

"The only way to win with a toxic partner is not to gamble."
- A stranger

"Letting go doesn't mean you stop caring about someone. It's easy to realize that the only person you really have control over is yourself."
– Deborah Reber

"Don't hold your breath for anyone, don't want your lungs to be still, it may slow the spread of cracks, but eventually they will." Sometimes to stay together you have to allow yourself to walk, even if you have to break your heart to breathe."
–Erin Hanson

"If you notice someone doing something toxic the first time, don't wait until the second time to address or stop it.
Shahid Arabi

"You don't leave a bad relationship because you stop caring about it. You're letting go because you're starting to take care of yourself."
–Charles Orlando

"Life gets easier when you learn to accept an apology you never received."
– Robert Brault

"We have all loved someone too much."
– Karen Salmonsohn

"A bad relationship can do that, it can make you doubt all the good things you've felt about yourself."
- Dionne Warwick

"Leaving a toxic relationship means giving yourself the opportunity to understand your needs."
- A stranger

"Dear me, stop opening your doors to toxic people again and then call it 'seeking closure.' Certain things in life don't work out . . . and that's okay."
– Reina Biddy

"It's better to be single with high standards than in a relationship that settles for less."
- A stranger

“Some people live in cages with bars built out of 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 for them by decisions of others, by circumstances imposed on them by other people. And some people break free."
– C.JoyBell C.

"It is better to be healthy alone than to be sick with someone else."
– Dr. Phil

"Get rid of toxic people and relationships, they undermine your quality of life and make your days worse and worse over time."
- A stranger

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Short phrases of toxic relationships

"When you get out, you realize how toxic it really was."
Steve Maraboli

"Whoever loves less controls the relationship."
– Roberto Anton

"The problem with getting attached to the wrong person is that you feel lost when they leave."
- A stranger

"The hottest love has the coldest ending."
– Socrates

"Being alone can scare you, but being in a bad relationship can hurt you."
- A stranger

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."
-Steve Jobs

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"While it can be scary to be alone again, it can be even scarier to stay."
- A stranger

"A broken heart bleeds tears."
Steve Maraboli

"Sometimes we just fall in love with the wrong people."
- A stranger

"Thinking of you is a poison that I often drink."
– Attic

"The moment you wonder if you deserve better, you do."
- A stranger

"When it comes to toxic people, they always choose distance over disrespect."
– German Kent

"A healthy relationship doesn't get you down. It inspires you to be better."
- A stranger

"Some people will tear you down just for being them"
– Thank you Police

"Never let someone who contributes so little to a relationship control so much."
- A stranger

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"You take back your power by letting people go."
– Emma Xu

"Courage is getting out of a toxic relationship and knowing that you deserve better."
- A stranger

“For some people, loyalty ends when the benefits end. Stay away from them.
- A stranger

"Just say no to complicated, hopeless, unhealthy, and toxic relationships."
– Stephanie Lahart

"You never have to feel guilty about cutting toxic people out of your life."
- A stranger

"I won't let anyone walk with dirty feet on my head."
Mahatma Gandhi

"Sometimes you have to give up on people, not because you don't care, but because they don't care."
- A stranger

"Whoever loves less controls the relationship."
– Roberto Anton

“If they do it often, it is not a mistake; It's just his behaviour"
Steve Maraboli

"A relationship controlled by ambiguity, jealousy and control is not a relationship at all."
- A stranger

"Don't let the comforting weight of a relationship you know well be what makes you stay when everything is toxic."
– Rip Miller

"Unhappy people can be very dangerous, don't forget that."
– VER Lynes

"You can't thrive in toxic relationships."
- A stranger

"Celebrate the end, because it precedes the new beginning."
–Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Let negative people live their negative life with their negative spirit."
– Musa Casual

"Love cannot live where there is no trust."
–Edith Hamilton

"If someone says 'no' to me, it doesn't mean I can't do it, it just means I can't do it with them."
– Karen E. Quinones Miller

“Some of us think that holding on makes us strong; But sometimes it's letting go."
—Hermen Hesse

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