Loving a person with substance abuse issues or someone in recovery can be challenging. Many times, you’ll feel that you need all the support that you can get. One of the things that can make you feel better is by reading quotes that you feel are perfect for what you are going through. As simple as they may seem, these poetic words are often helpful for people who are in difficult situations.
Below is a collection of heartfelt quotes that may be relevant for people who have been in love or are in a relationship with someone with addiction issues. Whether your choice is to hold on, to let go, or to detach with love… there might be a perfect quote in here that could speak to you.
Ask anyone who has been in a love relationship for a while: nothing is perfect.
Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.
A real relationship is like a river; the deeper it gets the less noise it makes.
You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Difficult relationships come into our lives for a reason. No one would choose them, certainly. But if we let them, they can teach us how to be flexible with others and more forgiving.
Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So, you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.
We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness.
The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals.
There are times when two people need to step apart from one another, but there is no rule that says they have to turn and fire.
Without communication, there is no relationship. Without respect, there is no love. Without trust, there is no reason to continue.
We just have to accept the fact that some people are going to stay in our hearts even if they don’t stay in our lives.
Every relationship is different. Everyone loves differently.
Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.
You are at once both the quiet and the confusion of my heart.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
At the end of the day, you can either focus on what’s tearing you apart or what’s keeping you together.
Behind every happy couple lies two people who have fought hard to overcome all obstacles and interferences to be that way. Why? Because it’s what they wanted.
I can’t promise that in our relationship you won’t face any problems, but I surely can promise that you won’t face them alone!
Relationships include: fights, jealousy, arguments, and tears. But a real relationship fights through all of those with love.
When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.
If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.
C. JoyBell C.
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.
The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.
To let go does not mean to get rid of. To let go means to let be. When we let be with compassion, things come and go on their own.
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