106 Healthy Relationship Quotes That Show You’re On the Right Track

Love quotes that prove you’re in a happy and healthy relationship
on October 27, 2023
Read time: 10 mins

Everyone dreams about falling in love, but falling in love with the right person — now that’s the trick. 

We’ve rounded up the best healthy relationship quotes to showcase how a healthy and fulfilling dynamic is the true goal of any love story. If you’re lucky enough to have found your perfect, healthy relationship, these quotes will certainly feel like that seal of approval. 

However, if you’ve just gotten out of a toxic relationship, these quotes will show you what to strive for and what certainly, is just around the corner. 

What is a healthy relationship? 

A healthy relationship is defined by mutual respect, trust, communication, and of course, connection. 

Within a healthy partnership, neither individual should be plagued by doubts nor should your dynamic be defined by conflict — instead you feel entirely comfortable and secure in your connection. This security aids your growth as a couple, with a lack of toxic behavior allowing for a long-lasting and fulfilling relationship. 

It's worth noting that no relationship is perfect all the time. However, in a healthy relationship, partners work through challenging times and grow stronger as a result.

How do you know you’re in a healthy relationship? 

Love is a very powerful emotion, and usually, when you know you’re in love — there’s no denying it. 

However, knowing that you’re in a healthy relationship goes beyond loving each other but requires both self-reflection and an assessment of your relationship dynamic. 

If you’re in a healthy relationship, you should feel safe, secure, and supported through thick and thin. The best relationships are defined by mutual respect, trust, and equality which naturally leads to deeper intimacy and understanding. 

The ability to be wholly yourself around your partner, and feeling that you make each other better — now that’s a relationship worth striving for. With all of these elements, healthy relationships take work, but the daily reward is worth the graft. 

106 of the best relationship quotes that show you’re in a healthy and happy dynamic 

If you’re in a healthy and happy relationship, it’s usually easy to spot signs that things are on the right track. 

When you’re in the love bubble of a healthy relationship, it feels like nothing can bring you down! If you want to be fulfilled by that warm & gooey feeling — enjoy reading through these healthy relationship quotes! 

  1. “A healthy relationship will never require you to sacrifice your friends, your dreams, or your dignity.” — Dinkar Kalotra

  2. “Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” — Albert Camus

  3. “Don’t let outside circumstances diminish your inner fire. Adapt, adjust, and keep the romance alive.” ― Steve Maraboli

  4. "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." — Audrey Hepburn

  5. “The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” —  Thomas Merton

  6. “A healthy relationship is one in which love enriches you; not imprisons you.” — Steve Maraboli

  7. "Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.” — Gloria Steinem

  8. “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” — Mother Teresa

  9. “We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.” — Joyce Meyer

  10. “Spouses in healthy relationships cherish each other’s space and are champions of each other’s causes.” —  Henry Cloud

  11. “Don’t just be a taker; healthy relationships require balance. Give with your words and be extra generous with your deeds.” — Steve Maraboli

  12. “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

  13. “A true soulmate relationship is like an exquisitely beautiful flower that only grows in a well-cared-for and protected place. This flower has a wonderfully delicate scent that will enchant anyone who comes near.” — Tara Springett

  14. “The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.”— Nicholas Sparks

  15. “Let's not forget it's you and me vs. the problem. Not you vs. me.” — Steve Maraboli

  16. “A strong relationship requires choosing to love each other even in those moments when you struggle to like each other.” — Unknown

  17. “Love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

  18. “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

  19. “This is one of the marks of a truly safe person: they are confrontable.” — Henry Cloud

  20. “Cheating and lying aren’t struggles, they’re reasons to break up.” — Patti Callahan Henry

  21. “A perfect relationship is not perfect, it’s just that both people never give up.” —  Anonymous

  22. “When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” — Donald Miller

  23. “You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” — Epicurus

  24. “This is one of the marks of a truly safe person: they are confrontable.”― Henry Cloud

  25. “True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” — Erich Segal

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

  27. “Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.” — Miles Franklin

  28. “Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

  29. “A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself — to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart.” — Leo F. Buscaglia

  30. “Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about weathering the peaks and the valleys.” — Nicholas Sparks

  31. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” — Lao Tzu

  32. “There’s no perfect relationship. All relationships are work. If you put in the work, you’ll reap the rewards.” — Jesse Metcalfe

  33. “The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.” — Alexandra Penney

  34. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” — Oprah Winfrey

  35. “Knowing when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship.” — Doménico Cieri Estrada

  36. “True love is not a hide and seek game: in true love, both lovers seek each other.” — Michael Bassey Johnson

  37. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” — Leo Buscaglia

  38. “The purpose of a relationship is not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.” — Neale Donald Walsch

  39. “In true love, the smallest distance is too great and the greatest distance can be bridged.” – Hans Nouwens

  40. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” — Oprah Winfrey

  41. "True love stories never have endings." — Richard Bach

  42. “Healthy people don’t stay in unhealthy romantic relationships. Healthy people don’t ignore red flags when they’re falling for someone, they acknowledge the flags like there’s no tomorrow. Healthy people don’t let go of their boundaries because they make the person they are interested in uncomfortable, they stick to them. Healthy people aren’t passive-aggressive with their partners, they communicate effectively and affectionately. Healthy people don’t change their identity because their partner doesn’t like it, they stay true to who they are. Healthy people don’t tolerate abuse from their partner because they love them, they leave them instead.” ― Farah Ayaad

  43. "My willingness to be intimate with my own deep feelings creates the space for intimacy with another." — Shakti Gawain

  44. “A healthy relationship is a feast of affection/giving for both people; not one receiving crumbs and trying to convince themselves it's enough.” — Shannon Thomas

  45. “Just say NO to complicated, dead-end, unhealthy, and toxic relationships.” — Stephanie Lahart

  46. “Patience is the mark of true love. If you truly love someone, you will be more patient with that person.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

  47. “In a healthy relationship, it's not about control, it's about care.” — Unknown

  48. “Healthy relationships are built on mutual respect, trust, and communication.” — Unknown

  49. “In relationships, the little things are the big things.” — Stephen R. Covey

  50. “Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved.” — William Paul Young

  51. “Relationships flourish when partners see the best in each other rather than focusing on the worst.” — Unknown

  52. “A relationship is healthy when it means something to both of you, but neither one is consumed by it.” — Unknown

  53. “A relationship is not about having a partner to spend time with. It’s about having a partner with whom you share time.” — Unknown

  54. “Healthy relationships should always be a safe haven, not a battlefield. The world is hard enough.” — Unknown

  55. “The strength of your relationship is defined by your ability to overcome them.” — Unknown

  56. “A great relationship isn't about perfect communication, but how quickly you reconcile.” — Unknown

  57. “Every relationship has its problems, but what makes it perfect is when you still want to be there when everything goes wrong.” — Unknown

  58. “In the right relationship, life is fulfilling, not draining.” — Unknown

  59. “A relationship without trust is like a car without gas. You can stay in it, but it won’t go anywhere.” — Unknown

  60. “The most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself.” — Carrie Bradshaw

  61. “A relationship is not about age, not about distance, not about communicating every moment of every day. What's important is having trust and faith in each other.” — Unknown

  62. “The best relationships are the ones where you don’t give up on each other.” — Unknown

  63. “In a relationship, honesty and trust must exist. If they don’t, there’s no point in loving. So if you can’t afford to be honest, stay single.” — Unknown

  64. “When you look for a person and you can't find them, left or right, they're probably right behind you, supporting you.” — Unknown

  65. “A great relationship isn’t when a perfect couple comes together, but when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” — Unknown

  66. “The best relationships are not just about the good times you share, they're also about the obstacles you go through together and the fact that you still say ‘I love you’ in the end.” — Unknown

  67. “Without respect, love is lost. Without caring, love is boring. Without honesty, love is unhappy. Without trust, love is unstable.” — Unknown

  68. “A healthy relationship keeps the doors and windows wide open. Possessiveness closes them.” — Deepak Chopra

  69. “Healthy relationships don’t drag you down. They inspire you to be better.” — Mandy Hale

  70. “Never take a person's dignity; it's worth everything to them, and nothing to you.” — Frank Barron

  71. “The right person will never get tired of you.” — Unknown

  72. “A real relationship is two-way.” — Unknown

  73. “It's not about finding someone who won't fight with you, or make you sad, or mad. It's about finding the person who will be standing there, wiping the tears away, holding you in their arms after a fight, and the one who will not walk out on the first sign of trouble.” — Unknown

  74. “The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.” — Tony Robbins

  75. “When someone else’s happiness is your happiness, that’s love.” — Lana Del Rey

  76. “A relationship means you come together to make each other better. It’s not all about you, and it’s not all about them. It’s all about the relationship.” — Unknown

  77. “Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.” — Swedish Proverb

  78. “The best sign of a healthy relationship is no sign of it on social media.” — Unknown

  79. “All relationships have one law: Never make the one you love feel alone, especially when you're there.” — Unknown

  80. “The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love, and loyalty.” — Zig Ziglar

  81. “A relationship doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be real.” — Unknown

  82. “The one who is meant for you encourages you to be your best but still loves and accepts you at your worst.” — Unknown

  83. “Find a heart that will love you at your worst and arms that will hold you at your weakest.” — Unknown

  84. “Don’t find someone who will fix all your problems. Find someone who won’t let you face them alone.” — Unknown

  85. “Relationships include fights, jealousy, arguments, tears, disagreements, but a real relationship fights through all that with love.” — Unknown

  86. “Love is not just about finding the right person but creating the right relationship. It’s not about how much love you have in the beginning, but how much love you build till the end.” — Unknown

  87. “Healthy love is not two people clinging to each other; it can only be fostered between two strong people secure in their individuality.” — Unknown

  88. “The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.” — Dalai Lama

  89. “Choose a partner who is good for you. Not good for your parents. Not good for your image. Not good for your bank account. Choose someone who’s going to make your life emotionally fulfilling.” — Michelle Obama

  90. “Healthy relationships are not built on promises but on trust, love, and commitment.” — Unknown

  91. “We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.” — Agnes Repplier

  92. “The wrong person makes you beg for attention, affection, love, and commitment. The right person gives you these things because they love you.” — Unknown

  93. “When you're in a real relationship, you won't have to question anything.” — Unknown

  94. “A relationship is not based on the length of time you’ve spent together, but the foundation you’ve built together.” — Unknown

  95. “A relationship is only meant for two. But some people don’t know how to count.” — Unknown

  96. “Healthy relationships are about building each other up, not putting each other down.” — Unknown

  97. “In relationships, everyone makes mistakes. If you can't forgive others, don't expect others to forgive you.” — Unknown

  98. “A successful relationship requires falling in love multiple times, but always with the same person.” — Unknown

  99. “A relationship with no arguments is a relationship with a lot of secrets.” — Unknown

  100. “A healthy relationship is one where two independent people just make a deal that they will help make the other person the best version of themselves.” — Unknown

  101. “Love is not enough. A healthy relationship requires commitment, hard work, patience, and mutual understanding.” — Unknown

  102. “Sometimes, two people have to fall apart to realize how much they need to fall back together.” — Unknown

  103. “Being in a relationship isn't about the kissing, the dates, or the showing off. It's about being with someone who makes you happy in a way that no one else can.” — Unknown

  104. “Trust is the main ingredient for any relationship. Without it, the relationship will be unstable and eventually fail.” — Unknown

  105. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” — Audrey Hepburn

  106. “Healthy relationships don't just happen. They take time, patience, and two people who truly want to be together.” — Unknown

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