"The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships."
"Eighty percent of life's satisfaction comes from meaningful relationships."
"Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow."
"Donít settle for a relationship that wonít let you be yourself."
"Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade."
Leo F. Buscaglia
" 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."
"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."
"Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."
"Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others."
Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don't over-analyse your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.
Leo F. Buscaglia
There is a big difference between thinking: I'm in a relationship and something's wrong. Therefore something must be wrong with the relationship. and thinking I'm in a relationship and we've got problems. This is evidence that you are different than me.
A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself - to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart.
Leo F. Buscaglia
Why do people persist in a dissatisfying relationship, unwilling either to work toward solutions or end it and move on? It's because they know changing will lead to the unknown, and most people believe that the unknown will be much more painful than what they're already experiencing.
"When both people in a relationship get their needs, met, then that relationship is going to be successful."
Dr. Phil McGraw, Love Smart
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale
I don't know if I'll marry again. One thing's for sure, I'd never give up my independence for a relationship like I have in the past. Once you have a good relationship with yourself, there is no way you can give it up.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.
In all of your relationships, if you can love someone enough to allow them to be exactly what they choose to be - without any expectations or attachments from you - you'll know true peace in your lifetime.
Dr. Wayne Dyer, 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace