The worst way to build a relationship is to try to build a relationship.
– Naval Ravikant
Stop being loyal to someone who is being inconsistent with you.
A real man is going to work things out, a boy will leave when things get hard.
Relationships are like crystals, you don’t realize how much you love it until it breaks.
Watching TV side-by-side is not a relationship.
– Naval Ravikant
Of each other, we should be kind while there is still time.
– Philip Larkin
We’re human beings; we’re not robots. And face-to-face contact is something totally different than typing a text message and then forgetting about it.
– Noam Chomsky
Eliminate time spent with people who would rather drone on about their misery than hear about your successes.
– Taylor Burrowes
What kills peer relationships is hierarchy. Since hierarchy emerges automatically in groups, avoid crowds.
All top level relationships require radical honesty.
– Pat Stedman
Nobody raises his reputation by lowering others.
– Tim Fargo
#1 relationship rule: over communicate.
– Carlos Del Valle
I’d estimate at least half of my frustrations with others are actually frustrations with myself for failing to set clear boundaries and stand by them.
– James Clear
Whenever we see something which would benefit others, no matter how small, then we should do it.
– Tai Situ Rinpoche
We’re often afraid of being vulnerable, but vulnerability creates genuine connection.
– Gabby Bernstein
Relationships feed on credibility, honesty, and consistency.
– Scott Borchetta
Stay away from people who can’t take responsibility for their actions and who make you feel bad for being angry at them when they do you wrong.
You’re in a relationship to be happy, to smile, to laugh, and to make good memories. Not to be constantly upset, to feel hurt, and to cry.
A healthy relationship will never require you to sacrifice your friends, your dream, or your dignity.
The moment that you start to wonder if you deserve better, you do.
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.
– Oscar Wilde
In relationship there are always two types of person: one weaker and the other stronger one. It’s never easier to live being as weaker one!
– Chetan Bhagat
Relationships and trust. This is the bedrock of life.
– Mukesh Ambani
I’m still the same person that I am, and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship.
– Meghan Markle
Family does not necessarily mean blood relatives but often a description of a community, organisation or nation.
– Queen Elizabeth II
I wanted to tell her everything, maybe if I’d been able to, we could have lived differently, maybe I’d be there with you now instead of here. Maybe… if I’d said, ‘I’m so afraid of losing something I love that I refuse to love anything,’ maybe that would have made the impossible possible. Maybe, but I couldn’t do it, I had buried too much too deeply inside me. And here I am, instead of there.
– Jonathan Safran Foer
Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay. Remember me when no more day by day You tell me of our future that you planned: Only remember me; you understand It will be late to counsel then or pray. Yet if you should forget me for a while And afterward remember, do not grieve: For if the darkness and corruption leave A vestige of the thoughts that once I had, Better by far you should forget and smile Than that you should remember and be sad.
– Christina G. Rossetti
A student to teacher: “I am so alone; I don’t know what to do?” Teacher: “Do not worry about being alone, we always come alone and go alone. In a very sweet accident, we meet others who are alone and start to be part of them in various forms of relationships such as friends, husband, wife, mother, father, sister and so on. So, life is about sharing a moment together, not thinking as if you are alone.
– Santosh Kalwar
To love is easy, to be in a relationship is extremely difficult.
– Santosh Kalwar
We die to each other daily. What we know of other people is only our memory of the moments during which we knew them. And they have changed since then. To pretend that they and we are the same is a useful and convenient social convention which must sometimes be broken. We must also remember that at every meeting we are meeting a stranger.
– T.S. Eliot