Marriage Quotes for Struggling Couples
Most marriages encounter difficulties at times. During those times it can be hard to know where to turn for help. There’s a myriad of resources online that can help, as well as marriage counseling. But sometimes, there’s nothing more helpful than inspirational or insightful marriage quotes. So, we’ve compiled some here for you to reference when you’re in a time of need.
Marriage Quotes for when you’ve lost hope
When you’re not sure your marriage is going to make it, there’s not a lot that can make you feel better. Sometimes, a reminder on what marriage is really about can help. Just because things aren’t going well, doesn’t mean it can’t get better. These quotes will highlight that your marriage can heal with a little work.
Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day.– Barbara De Angelis
During difficult times, successful couples turn inward.– Katie & Mike Sullivan
To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.– Criss Jami
People always fall in love with the most perfect aspects of each other’s personalities. Who wouldn’t? Anybody can love the most wonderful parts of another person. But that’s not the clever trick. The really clever trick is this: Can you accept the flaws? Can you look at your partner’s faults honestly and say, ‘I can work around that. I can make something out of it.’? Because the good stuff is always going to be there, and it’s always going to pretty and sparkly, but the crap underneath can ruin you.– Elizabeth Gilbert
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.– Mignon McLaughlin
Marriage Quotes about Friendship
Ultimately, at the root of a happy marriage is friendship. And friendship is made up of honesty, respect, and openness. If you can manage that, even if your life isn’t perfect, you’ll have a happier marriage. These quotes will show you how, over the years, some of the world’s most influential people have taught that marriage and friendship go hand-in-hand.
Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.– Franz Schubert
To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.– Elizabeth Gilbert
Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.– Marilyn Monroe
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.– Friedrich Nietzsche
Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it’s not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long.– Amy Grant
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Marriage Quotes about making things work
We know just as well as anyone that marriage is not always pretty. Sometimes, romance doesn’t play a role in marriage. There will be times when all you can do is just make things work. And that can be enough. These quotes will highlight the simple, everyday things you can do to make things work.
The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It’s a choice you make – not just on your wedding day, but over and over again – and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.– Barbara De Angelis
Marriage isn’t the end-point of a relationship. It’s just a stepping stone, one aspect of a long-term evolution between two people who have, for whatever reason, decided to take a leap of faith and say, ‘Well, hey, this is a person who I want to try with for the rest of my life.’ Which is not a guarantee of perfection – far from it.– Marjorie Liu
Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage.– Zig Ziglar
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.– Simone Signoret
The secret to a happy marriage is if you can be at peace with someone within four walls, if you are content because the one you love is near to you, either upstairs or downstairs, or in the same room, and you feel that warmth that you don’t find very often, then that is what love is all about.– Bruce Forsyth
A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.– Andre Maurois