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But the relationship that has the greatest impact in your life is the relationship you have with the person you choose to love.
Love is the greatest — and the most painful — force on earth. A good love makes your heart soar, fills your stomach with butterflies and fills your head with pictures of a future together, but a bad love can leave you broken and wishing you'd never known them in the first place.
What’s worse is that we don’t always know when the person we love is actually bad for us. Sometimes we think that’s just how love is supposed to be. Or maybe "you are accepting the love you think you deserve," as author Stephen Chbosky once said.
Whatever the case, no one — and I mean NO ONE — deserves to be treated like crap. We all deserve to have someone in our life that will love and respect us ... no matter what.
In a perfect world, we’d all have and know only that kind of love all the time — but we don’t live in a perfect world. So sometimes we fall in love with someone who does more harm than good. When that happens, no one can tell us that we need to walk away. We have to figure that part out on our own.
And when we finally find the strength to do that, it’s hard to see how badly they treated us.
So when the going gets tough and you feel stuck in a love that isn't working anymore, here are 25 quotes that understand how devastating (or even liberating) it can be when you realize it’s time to walk away.
If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) ... look no further! From the sweetest love quotes, inspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we've got you covered.
"I'm tired of fighting. For once I want to be fought for."
"I cared too much, you didn't care enough. That was the problem."
"The moment you start to wonder if you deserve better, you do."
"Emotionally: I'm done. Mentally: I'm drained. Spiritually: I'm dead. Physically: I smile."
"I don't hate you to be honest, I could never hate you. I just really hate myself for letting it get this bad."
"I am exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel."
"Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the single person you thought would never hurt you."
"Someone shouldn't need to be faced with your absence to value your presence."
"My mistake was making you a priority, when I was your second choice."
"I'd rather have someone who shows they care than someone who just says it."
"If your gut is telling you to run like the wind, listen. And grab your sneakers."
"There is difference between giving up and knowing when you have had enough."
"Apology accepted. Trust denied."
"You can give them another chance, or you can forgive, let go, and give yourself a better chance."
"And now I'll do what's best for me."—John Green
"How many times can you accept an apology for the same mistake, before you realize that mistake will keep happening?"
"Don't worry when I fight with you, worry when I stop because it means there's nothing left for us to fight for."
"I never needed you, I wanted you, there's a difference."
"When you care for someone more than they deserve, you get hurt more than you deserve."
"Today I realized, you don't care anymore. And then I realized, you probably never did anyways. And the saddest part of it all is that you made me believe you did."
"Just because I'm strong enough to handle the pain, doesn't mean I deserve it."
"I guess the moment when everything changed was when I realized I deserved so much better."
"Your worst battle is between what you know and what you feel."
"It is a lonely feeling when someone you care about becomes a stranger."
"It's not healthy to stay with people that don't even bother to ask how you are."
"You see a person's true colors when you are no longer beneficial to their life."
"The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too."—Ernest Hemingway
"She didn't leave you for making too many mistakes, she left because you made the same mistake too many times."
"I have a thousand things to say to you, and a thousand reasons not to."
"Yes I'm smiling. But you're not the reason anymore."