Liberating toxic relationship quotes

Last time out, I wrote about the reasons why you’re vulnerable to toxic people and how to deal with each situation; I’m following it up with some liberating toxic relationship quotes that will help you re-evaluate such relationships and empower you to take action.

“Don’t confuse “familiar” with “acceptable”. Toxic relationships can fool you like that.”
Steve Maraboli

“The hardest part of being in an emotionally abusive relationship is actually admitting you’re in one.”
Anna Akana

“A bad relationship is like a broken glass, if you stay, you will keep hurting yourself. If you walk away, you will hurt but, eventually, you will heal.”
Autumn Kohler

“Sometimes, when we overlook friends and family, we’ll never find our real oppressors.”
Imbued Man

“No partner in a love relationship should feel that he has to give up an essential part of himself to make it viable.”
May Sarton

“It’s better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else.”
Phil McGraw

“The most painful thing is loosing yourself in the process of loving someone too much and forgetting that you are special too.”
Ernest Hemingway

“Losing will not always amount to a loss, sometimes you have to lose those toxic relationships and bad habits to create a space for better things.”
Gift Gugu Mona

“Sometimes, there are things in life that aren’t meant to stay. Sometimes, change may not be what we want. Sometimes, change is what we need.”
Don Bolena Jr.

Quitting toxic relationships would help you remember how amazing you are…

“Self-love is not narcissistic. It is loving yourself enough to be able to radiate same to others without feeling drained, overburdened, or overused.”
Imbued Man 

“It’s very possible and very okay to forgive someone and still not want to spend time with them.”
Karen Salmansohn

“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.”
Robert Tew

“The best way to move forward is to let go of the people holding you back.”

“Don’t light yourself on fire trying to brighten someone else’s existence.”
Charlotte Eriksson

“Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself.”
Oprah Winfrey

What have you learnt from these compilation of liberating toxic relationship quotes?

I have learnt that its up to me, and not the oppressor, to liberate myself and start living life maximally. And that starts from first acknowledging that I am getting the short end of the stick in my dealings with them, not living in denial, and, finally, finding the courage to keep them out of my life.

What are your personal thoughts, experiences or quotes on abusive relationships and toxic people?

Share in the comments below.



  1. This year I took the plunge and remove ALL toxic people in my life… Friends, Family even co-workers. I left jobs because of it. What I have learned over the years is that if you can’t change what’s happening then you need to remove yourself from the situation. Its been really hard because I always see the good in people, but I am only good enough to these people when they need something. The easiest part was removing them… that hardest part has been not feeling guilty about doing it and to stop thinking about them.

    • “if you can’t change what’s happening then you need to remove yourself from the situation”… I love this that you said. It’s a quote in itself.

  2. Toxic relationships are around is in every part of our lives. Unfortunately many people find this an acceptable norm and ignore them in other places like work or politics. It isn’t acceptable in any of those places.

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