February 4, 2023

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65 one sided relationship quotes to help you find a way forward in your life

Being in a one-sided relationship is no fun.

You are there when they need something. A listening ear. A ride to the airport. Kindness and love in difficult times.

But when you need something they don’t help like you did. They may not even answer the phone or listen when you try to tell them about the rough week you had.

If you find yourself in such a situation then I hope these 65 One Page Relationship Quotes will be helpful to you.

To give you some comfort and to show you that you are not alone. And more importantly, to help you find a healthy path forward starting today.

And if you want even more self motivation then check out this post with quotes about being proud of yourself and this one filled with other quotes.

Relatable one sided relationship quotes

“Nothing is as sad as a one-sided love. When one doesn’t care and the other too much.”
Dolly Parton

“One-sided love will never work. Let me tell you something I’m sure you’ve never heard of about tender love and care, in case you don’t know.
Mandy Moore

“One-sided relationships are full of hope, which is shattered every time you need something and ends in disappointment.”

“A person does not know true pain and suffering until they have felt the pain of falling in love with someone whose affections lie elsewhere.”
Rosa Gordon

“A relationship is nothing if all the feelings, sacrifices, contributions and hard work come from just one end.”

“I don’t want a one-sided relationship…I want a relationship where both sides always put effort, time, and love into making things last.”

“Perhaps unrequited love was a specter in the house, a presence that grazed the edges of the senses, a heat in the dark and a shadow under the sun.”
Sherry Thomas

“There comes a time when you must stop crossing oceans for people who won’t even jump a puddle for you.”

“Maybe I was destined to fall in love forever with people I couldn’t have. Maybe there’s a whole bunch of impossible people waiting for me to find them. I wait to feel the same impossibility over and over again.”
Carol Rifka Brunt

“Every time she laughs, she hopes he’ll be watching, hoping he’ll fall for her smile as much as she does his.”

“If you know you can’t take, baby, why try to give? Because I’m not for a one-sided love affair.”
Elvis Presley

“You can put all your effort into making someone happy… but eventually we get tired of filling a bucket that’s dripping from the inside out.”
Steve Maraboli

“Sometimes, no matter how many lashes or dandelion seeds you blow, no matter how much of your heart you rip out and pat yourself on the sleeve, it’s just not going to happen.”
Melissa Jensen

“The most painful goodbyes are those that are left unsaid and never explained.”
Jonathan Harnish

“My silence is just another word for my pain. I will never know love like I have for you again.”
Vicki case

“The most painful goodbyes are those that are left unsaid and never explained.”
Jonathan Harnish

“The right person will pursue you with clear intentions, communicate openly, make consistent efforts, and never lead you further.”
Michael luck

You may also find these You Are Enough Quotes helpful.

Insightful one sided relationship quotes

“No relationship in this world ever stays warm and close unless a great effort is made on both sides to keep it that way.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“One-sided relationship is not a relationship at all. The relationship thrives when there is trust, love and affection between everyone involved.”
Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma

“Relationships are worth fighting for, but sometimes you’re not the only one fighting.”
Emil Christine

“For so long I only had one-sided feelings for other people. I completely forgot how good it feels to be loved.”
Hinako Takanaga

“You have so much power over me to make me happy or sad. But the only thing you ever did was the latter, by saying no.”

“The truth is, everyone will hurt you. You just have to find the ones worth suffering for.”
Bob Marley

“If you don’t make an effort for yourself, you won’t be able to make an extra effort for you.”
Christine Szymanski

“Unrequited love is okay in books and things, but it totally sucks in real life.”
Mega Cabot

“I had discovered that there is something more painful than falling in love with someone who hasn’t fallen in love with you; hurting that person – hurting him and not being able to do anything about it.”
Elizabeth Kramer

“I’ve decided to put as much effort into contacting you as you do with me – so we won’t speak anymore.”

“Love isn’t always perfect. It is not a fairy tale or storybook. And it’s not always easy.”
Linda Lapointe

“Any one-sided relationship (friendly, romantic, or business) isn’t one; it’s a one-way street that goes nowhere in one direction. Cultivation requires input from willing participants.”
TF Hodge

Wise one sided relationship quotes

“Some say one-sided love is better than none, but like half a loaf of bread, it’s likely to get hard and moldy sooner.”
Eric Bern

“Relationships fail because people take their own insecurities and try to turn them into their partner’s flaws.”
Baylor Barbee

“Love isn’t really a mystery. It’s a process like anything else. A process that requires trust, effort, focus and commitment from two willing partners.”
Elizabeth Bourgeret

“You can sacrifice and not love. But you cannot love and you cannot sacrifice.”
Kris Vallotton

“Love is what’s left in a relationship after all selfishness has been removed.”
Nick Richardson

“If you want a hug. Well, you gotta hug me too. Yes, because I’m not for a one-sided love affair.”

“Effort is a two-way thing. If someone wanted to make an effort, they would, so there’s no point in chasing.”

“If you allow people to make more withdrawals than deposits in your life, you become unbalanced and negative! Know when to close the account.”
Christie Williams

“Love and meaningful relationships are essential to physical and emotional well-being.”
Deepak Chopra

“In a relationship, no amount of extra effort on your part can make up for a lack of effort on their part.”
John Mark Green

“It takes courage to love, but pain from love is the cleansing fire known to those who love generously. We all know people who are so afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and give nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is just a living death.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“Never fall in love with someone who isn’t fighting for you, because when the real fighting begins, they won’t save your heart, but their own.”
Shannon L Alder

“Love is like flowers. With enough effort and time, it can blossom into something beautiful and unforgettable. But with neglect and dispassion it can die and be lost forever.”
Jocelyn Sanchez

Also read this post for thoughts on dealing with liars and dishonesty.

Short one sided relationship quotes

“No one is home but me. I’m the only one clinging to one-sided love.”
Brooke Hogan

“A one-sided relationship is doomed to fail because resentment always builds up from the side trying.”

“You like someone who can’t like you because unrequited love can be survived in a way that love once reciprocated cannot. ”
John Green

“Getting out of a one-sided love affair starts with you. Using what you think you’re worth and changing your self-esteem for the better.”

“Relationships are only beautiful when they are not one-sided.”
Garima Soni

“One word from you would brighten my whole day dear crush.”

“One-sided friendships are so common because one person puts up with a toxic person for too long in the hope that they will change.”

“Far too many people are looking for the right person instead of trying to be the right person.”
Gloria Steinem

“Don’t put yourself in a situation where there are only one-sided expectations, because that will only bring you down.”

“Make every effort important and always make the following effort better than the last.”
Herman J Steinherr

“People do incredible things for love, especially unrequited love”

“Unrequited love is the unending curse of a lonely heart.”
Christina Westover

“It might be the only life you get. So don’t waste your time with people who don’t feel the same way about you as you do about them.”

“If you make a conscious effort… you should meet someone on the same page.”
Turkois Ominek

“Loving someone who will never love you back is like going to war and standing in the line of fire with your arms wide open.”

“A wounded stag leaps highest.”
Emily Dickinson

“When you first stop texting people, you realize who’s doing all the trouble.”

“If people worked as hard to keep you as they did to get you, most relationships would last.”
Rashida Rowe

“No one should be taught that love is how much shit you can take from someone.”

“In the end, we all just want someone who will choose us over everyone else under any circumstances.”

“To build a bridge, it takes both sides.”
Fredrik Nagel

“One-sided feelings are tempting, but ultimately just a waste of time if you’re really honest with yourself.”

“Love isn’t always perfect. It is not a fairy tale or storybook. And it’s not always easy.”
Linda Lapointe

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