92 phrases that will give you strength to get out of a toxic relationship


You begin your relationship hoping for a love and a lasting company. However, things can take an ugly turn, and your relationship can turn toxic. If you are struggling in such a situation, here are some quotes from toxic relationships that can help you get a better perspective.

Relationships aren’t always rosy or fairy tale like you see in the movies. They can be harsh and ruin your self-esteem. If you are in such a relationship, it is better to end it and prioritize your mental well-being. Many people stay in a toxic relationship hoping that things will get better in the future. However, the normal thing is that they only get worse and you continue to suffer in the relationship.

We hope that these phrases can inspire you to get away from the toxic relationship you live in and give you the strength to overcome it and move on.

Inspirational phrases to leave your toxic relationship

  1. “No member of a love relationship … should feel that they have to give up an essential part of themselves to make it viable.” – May Sarton
  2. “It is not lack of love, but lack of friendship that makes marriages unhappy.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  3. “It is better to be healthy alone than sick with another person.” – phil mcgraw
  4. “I mean, if the relationship can’t survive long term, why the hell would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?” – Nicholas Sparks
  5. “The hottest love has the coldest end.” – Socrates
  6. “The one who loves the least, controls the relationship.” – Robert Anthony
  7. “A relationship without trust is like a car without gas, you can stay in it as long as you want, but it won’t go anywhere.” – Michael J Herbert
  8. “Love cannot live where there is no trust.” – Edith Hamilton
  9. “The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” – Ernest Hemingway
  10. “A bad relationship is like being on broken glass, if you stay you will continue to suffer. If you walk away, it will hurt, but eventually you will heal.” – Autumn Kohler
  11. “A bad relationship will make you feel lonelier than when you were single.”
  12. “Let go of those who are already gone.”
  13. “It’s better for someone to break your heart once by walking out of your life than to stay in your life and break your heart continuously.” – Terry Mark
  14. “Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.” – Wayne Dyer
  15. “The death of a relationship always starts with small arguments and then the suspicions.”
  16. “Sometimes we just fall in love with the wrong people.”
  17. “Just because someone wants you, doesn’t mean they value you.” – Julianne Cantarella
  18. “Why do you think about him if he’s not thinking about you?” – Amy Nicholson
  19. “Staying in an unhealthy relationship that robs you of your peace of mind is not being loyal. It’s choosing to hurt yourself mentally, emotionally, and sometimes physically.” – Kemi Sogunle
  20. “Never date someone who makes pain a side effect of love.”
  21. “You can’t change someone who doesn’t see a problem in their actions.”
  22. “The moment you start to wonder that you deserve a better person in life. you really do”
  23. “It is better to be single with high standards than in a relationship settling for less”
  24. “A broken heart bleeds tears.” – Steve Maraboli
  25. “Hands that never touch. Lips that never meet. The almost lovers, who will never be”, – Rae Hatchton
  26. “So it’s true when all is said and done, pain is the price we pay for love.” –EA Bucchianeri
  27. “The destruction of a heart when it breaks is the strongest silence that exists.” – Carroll Bryant
  28. “We’ve all loved someone in a way too crazy.” – Karen Salmonsohn
  29. “Maybe one day I’ll crawl back home, defeated, defeated. But not while I can make stories of my heartbreak, beauty of sorrow.
  30. “If you’re in a relationship and all you do is cry, you have to stop and ask yourself if you’re dating a human or an onion.” – Karen Salmanson
  31. “The only way to win with a toxic partner is not to play.”

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Phrases that will give you the strength to get out of the toxic relationship

  1. “What hurts the most is that the person who made you feel so special yesterday, makes you feel so unloved the next day.”
  2. “If you are giving love and you are not receiving it, you are not in the right relationship. If you are receiving it and not giving it, then you are taking advantage of the other person.” – Patti Stanger
  3. “A bad relationship can do that, it can make you doubt everything good you’ve ever felt about yourself.” – Dionne Warwick
  4. “Get rid of toxic people and relationships, they erode your quality of life.”
  5. “Failed relationships can be described as a lot of wasted makeup.” – Marian Keyes
  6. “Do not allow someone who is not worth having the power to occupy your thoughts.” – Donna Lynn Hope
  7. “Don’t settle for a relationship that doesn’t allow you to be yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey
  8. “Don’t turn yourself on trying to brighten someone else’s existence.” – Charlotte Erikson
  9. “You flew with the wings of my heart and left me without flight”. Stella Atwater
  10. “A broken heart is the worst. It’s like having broken ribs. No one can see it, but it hurts every time you breathe.”
  11. “My mouth says, ‘I’m fine.’ My fingers say: ‘I’m fine’. My heart says: ‘I’m broken’.
  12. “I gave you my heart, I just didn’t expect to get it back in pieces.”
  13. “The love that remains in your heart the longest is the one that is not returned.”
  14. “It hurts much. And then one day she doesn’t.”
  15. “Love sometimes comes like a dream and leaves like a nightmare.”
  16. “A toxic lover is someone damaged beyond repair.”
  17. “Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking that you are worthless. But you are not useless. You are undervalued.” – Steve Maraboli
  18. “You create more space in your life when you turn your excess baggage into trash.” – Chinonye J. Chidolue
  19. “Thinking of you is a poison that I often drink.” – Atticus
  20. “I love you. But I hate the way you push me sometimes.”
  21. “You broke my heart, I tried to live with it. And then you broke my trust. That, my dear, is not acceptable.”
  22. “Your love was impressive. She came fast and left effortlessly.”
  23. “I miss how close we were. But I do not regret”.
  24. “I know it’s over and it never really started, but in my heart it was so real.”
  25. “I hate being broken. I hate that I can’t go back.”
  26. “Never let someone who contributes so little to a relationship control so much of it.”
  27. “A toxic relationship keeps dragging you down. It never helps you to be better.”
  28. “Grudges are for those who insist they are owed something; forgiveness, on the other hand, is for those who have enough substance to move on”. – Criss Jamie

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Phrases to give you the courage and leave that relationship what hurts you

  1. “You can’t fix it. He has been the same and he is not going to change now. Instead, he tries to save yourself and get out of the toxic relationship.”
  2. “If your partner makes you lose your friends, your family, your self-esteem, your happiness, and your confidence, then you should lose him.”
  3. “If your partner is suspicious of all your actions, you should start thinking about your relationship.”
  4. “A relationship controlled by ambiguity, jealousy and control is not a relationship at all.”
  5. “Relationship problems occur because each person focuses on what the other lacks.” – Wayne Dyer
  6. “You are not broken. Someone who didn’t love you convinced you that you are.”
  7. “Relationships are supposed to make you feel good. Relationships aren’t supposed to make you feel bad. Or guilty, insecure, ashamed, paranoid or desperate. So when a relationship makes you feel bad, guilty, insecure, ashamed, paranoid or desperate. Finish her. Get over. Keep going”. – Laura Bowers
  8. “When you don’t sleep easy in a relationship, you should get out of it and try.”
  9. “I am better than you and better without you. What are you without me? – Chelsey Grace
  10. “Lose it when he treats you like your girlfriend behind closed doors and ignores you in public.” – Liane White
  11. “If someone treats you like you are nothing, you should become nothing in their life by leaving them.”
  12. “When he’s the last thing you need, he’ll wear you down. He will wear you out. He will destroy you. And you won’t see it that way. In fact, you won’t notice it at all. But everyone else will.” – Kirsten Corley
  13. “There is no safe way to stay in a relationship with a person who has no conscience. The only solution is to escape.”
  14. “The problem with getting attached to the wrong person is that when they leave, you feel lost.”
  15. “It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” – Ella Harper
  16. “You make me feel like a firefly. Trapped in a bell jar; hungry for love.” – Ayushee Ghoshal
  17. “There is a death in relationships when people are no longer willing to tell each other what they really feel.” – Shakti Gawaine
  18. “There is a time to go, even when there is no safe place to go.” – Tennessee Williams
  19. “With all the smiles you brought me, I never thought you could bring me so many tears.”
  20. “It’s sad when you realize you’re not as important to someone as you thought you were.”
  21. “If it is destroying you. It’s not love, my dear.”
  22. “How hungry you must have been for my heart to become a meal for your ego.” – amanda torroni
  23. “You have to make the decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically.” – Joel Osteen
  24. “Cry. Forgives. Learn. Keep going. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli
  25. “The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the same one that heals it.”
  26. “It was weird, really. A couple of months ago, she had thought that she couldn’t live without him. Apparently he could.” – Gabrielle Zévin
  27. “Sometimes it is necessary to die a little inside to be reborn and prosper.”
  28. “We are born into relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.” – Harville Hendrix
  29. “There is an important difference between giving up and letting go.” – Jessica Hatchigan
  30. “Broken hearts work, and they will make you strong.”
  31. “There must come a time when your love for yourself is more important than your need to hold on to the pain of your past.” – Karen Salmanson
  32. “You have to believe that you are better than the source of abuse that has been throwing hurt and pain at you. You just are.” – Sarah Li
  33. “But he doesn’t love me anymore, and it’s not the end of the world.” – Jennifer Weiner

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Love is a part of life. If the relationship with your partner is becoming too heavy a burden to carry, you should let it go. Focus on yourself, take some time off and you will see how the sun comes to you.

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