63 Unhappy Marriage Quotes & Sayings

words of comfort for guidance and perspective as a relationship starts to fall apart.

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Every marriage experiences highs and lows. While some married couples decide to persevere through their difficulties and remain together, others may decide to file for divorce.

Why not look at other options before serving your husband with divorce papers, which might start a protracted court battle? Consideration should be given to collaborative divorce as a potential solution. The time, money, and worry that come along with a disputed divorce may be avoided by you and your spouse via the use of collaborative divorce.

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1. “I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.” – Groucho Marx

2. “We ruined each other by being together. We destroyed each other’s dreams.” – Kate Chisman

3. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” — Lucille Ball

4. ”Marriage is just a piece of paper if it’s not a happy one.” – Phil Lester

5. “And the worst thing she had heard were the words he hadn’t said, the fact that he hadn’t loved her.” – Danielle Steel

6. “Neither of us is happy but neither of us wants to leave. So we keep breaking one another and calling it love” – Rupi Kaur

7. “Divorce isn’t the child’s fault. Don’t say anything unkind about your ex to the child, because you’re really just hurting the child.” — Valerie Bertinelli

8. “Between what is said and not meant, what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.” – Khalil Gibran

9. “There is no worse parent than an unhappy parent.” – Rossana Condoleo

10. “It is lack of communication that leads to an unhappy marriage.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

11. “Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.” — Pinterest

12. “The demise of marriages begins with a growing absence of responsive intimate interactions. The conflict comes later.” – Sue Johnson

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13. “For every quarrel a man and wife have before others, they have a hundred when alone.” – E.W. Howe

14. “At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not your life.” — Sandi Lynn

15. “I find to my astonishment that an unhappy marriage goes on being unhappy when it is over.” – Rebecca West

16. “I couldn’t think of anything worse than being in an unhappy marriage. It worries me because I’ve seen it destroy people.” – Simon Cowell

17. “Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.” — Erma Bombeck

18. “It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone – so far.” – Marilyn Monroe

19. “Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love.” – Jennifer Weiner

20. “Why don’t we break up? I guess I stay with her because she stays with me. And that’s not an easy thing to do.” – John Green

21. “If someone constantly makes you unhappy, then you must build up the courage to let that person go.” — Anonymous

22. “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

23. “Sometimes I get real lonely sleeping with you.” – Haruki Murakami

24. “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” – J.K. Rowling

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25. “Oh, Lizzy! Do anything rather than marry without affection.” – Jane Austen

26. “Sometimes, you can be more than enough for someone, but they choose not to be in your life.” – Shannon L. Alder

27. “The great marriages are partnerships. It can’t be a great marriage without being a partnership.” — Helen Mirren

28. “There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.” – Shannon L. Alder

29. “Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together” – D. Love

30. “I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother.” – Martha Gellhorn
31. “The most important four words for a successful marriage: ‘I’ll do the dishes.” — Anonymous

32. “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” – Lillian Russell

33. “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself” – Deborah Reber

34. “Don’t spend too much time beating on a wall, hoping it will transform into a door.” – Dr. Laura Schlessinger

35. “WHO WE MARRY is one of the most important decisions in life. One that will influence the level of happiness, growth, and success, like no other choice.” — Nathan Workman

36. “Sometimes, I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then” – Katharine Hepburn

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37. “An unhappy marriage is neither your business nor your concern.” – Anthony Riches

38. “More marriages might survive if the partners realize that sometimes, the better comes after the worse.” – Doug Larson

39. “There is no challenge strong enough to destroy your marriage as long as you are both willing to stop fighting against each other and start fighting for each other.” — Dave Willis

40. “In an ideal world, marriage vows would be entirely rewritten.” – Alain de Botton

41. “It’s not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

42. “Like a thermometer, love and hate also have their own degrees, there are extreme love and hate.” – Mwanandeke Kindembo

43. “She’s probably afraid you’ll turn out like her and be married to someone you can’t stand.” – Jennifer Brown

44. “I married a man who worked for the telephone company. A telephone man who fell in love with long distance.” – Tennessee Williams

45. “Marriage is meant to be more about your surrender than about your satisfaction.” – Scott Means

46. “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” — Robert Quillen

47. “A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.” – Michel de Montaigne

48. “Bad marriages don’t cause infidelity; infidelity causes bad marriages.” – Frank Pittman

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49. “It is better to be unhappy in love than unhappy in marriage, but some people manage to be both.” – Guy de Maupassant

50. “Some people who think they are in unhappy marriages are just in unhappy bodies.” – Anne Roiphe

51. “What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.” – Leo Tolstoy

52. “The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.” – Harold Nicolson

53. “After three failed marriages, I know what it’s like to be replaced.” – Terry Bradshaw

54. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin

55. “The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.” – Henny Youngman

56. “If variety is the spice of life, marriage is the big can of leftover Spam.” – Johnny Carson

57. “I love marriage. I failed at marriage, but I’d rather go into anything with gusto and fail than go into it half-assed.” – Kirstie Alley

58. “Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage – they’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.” – Rita Rudner

59. “There is no loneliness like that of a failed marriage.” – Alexander Theroux

60. “I’ve often thought if I didn’t make my marriage work, I would have failed at my one true shot at happiness.” – Bethenny Frankel

61. “One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.” – Oscar Wilde

62. “It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure.” – Herbert Samuel

63. “A great marriage is not the union of the perfect couple, but an imperfect couple who accepts and embraces each other’s flaws.” — Anonymous

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