Thursday, May 3, 2012

Meaningful Relationship Quotes

Relationships are something that requires constant attention and hard work.  One cannot simply expect the relationship to be easy and a "breeze".  You are either committed or you are not.  Regardless, listening is the best thing in any relationship, to hear what the other is saying, how they feel, what they think.  You need to listen to this and not become defensive.  They may be right, they may be wrong, but that is not the point.  The point is you both are talking and listening to one another to be able to overcome the issues you are facing.

It is all too often that relationships end simply because one person does not want to change or work through problems.  Either they see nothing wrong (don't want to see anything wrong) or they do see something wrong, but don't care to change it.

But if you both are willing to work on your relationship together, make stronger your friendship.  Go out and do the things you are both interested in, have fun.  Learn something new together.  Do what friends would do.  When your friendship grows stronger, so will your relationship.  

We all know men and women think differently about things.  Women would rather talk about their issues in great detail and men just need a solution to their issues.  Men, listen to your partner, listen to the details.  Not always do they need a solution, but rather someone to listen to what they are saying.  Women, don't go into detail about a man's issue.  Provide them with some solutions and how you think it may work.

In your relationship, be intimate.  This does not mean you need to end your intimate times with intercourse.  Men, find out what your woman likes.  Does she like massages, her hair combed, being held in your arms, going for walks, getting flowers, special gifts, spending time with you?  Find out what she likes and do that for her.  Don't do it because you have to, do it because you want to.  Show her that she is important to you and you want to show her that she is special to you and that you care about her.  Women are emotional, so be emotional as well.  When it comes to intercourse, show her passion, love, intensity.  Don't have sex because you are wanting it, have it because you want to show your love in the most intimate way.  Women need to be worked up to achieve the most emotional connection during intercourse, it does not come easy as it does for men.  Start with playing with her hair, caress her face, give her a massage, let your emotions of love for her flow through what you do.  Trust me she will pick up on it!  Don't be fast.  Please her in what you know she enjoys.  Intercourse builds the emotional bonds between the two of you.  If you are "done" and she is not, don't just stop there.  Do something for her!

Women, listen to your men and what their interests are, what they want to accomplish.  What men need to know is that you support them.  Encourage them and strengthen them.  Listen to what their goals are.  Do they want to accomplish a project in the yard, do they want to fix up the family car.  These simple things are big deals to them.  So support your men in what they do (so as long as it does not hurt you or your family).  Take the children to the park so he can work on the yard or car.  Offer your help, ask if you can spend time with him, you might even learn something.  Do something they enjoy doing.  They like fast cars and races, go with him to the race track!  Be intimate with them.  Men also like feeling close.  They want to know you love them, support them and are proud of what they do for you and the family.  Use encouraging words to show your appreciation, let them know you are proud of what they have achieved.  Do things for them, let them have an evening with the guys.

Know what your partner likes and even dislikes.  Don't do things you know will annoy them.  Do things you know they will enjoy and be thankful for.  Listen to them, enjoy their company.  Work on relationship problems together, do things together.  Build up your friendship to each other.  What may bother you may not bother them, so look to yourself and see why it is bothering you.  Is it your perspective?  Is it something about you that needs to change?  Maybe it is something that they are doing that you know is not best for you and the family.  So speak with them, don't give them the silent treatment.  Don't be selfish in your relationship, be selfless.  Think of what impact your decision or behavior has on your family.  Is it positive or is it negative?  If it is negative then you need to find a solution or compromise so that your family flourishes.

I came across these quotes that spoke to me and I would like to share with you all.  Enjoy :)


When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.
Deepak Chopra

A man's sense of self is defined through his ability to achieve results.
John Gray

A woman's sense of self is defined through her feelings and the quality of her relationships.
John Gray

Just as a man is fulfilled through working out the intricate details of solving a problem, a woman is fulfilled through talking about the details of her problems.
John Gray

However good or bad you feel about your relationship, the person you are with at this moment is the "right" person, because he or she is the mirror of who you are inside.
Deepak Chopra

Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
Stephen R. Covey

Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something. They're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.
Anthony Robbins

Little kindness and courtesies are so important. In relationships, the little things are the big things.
Stephen R. Covey

A man in a relationship trades intimacy to get sex. A woman in a relationship trades sex to get intimacy.
Old Proverb

The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis 

If we are incapable of finding peace in ourselves, it is pointless to search elsewhere.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Love is not about finding the right person, but creating a right relationship. It's not about how much love you have in the beginning but how much love you build till the end.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller

Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Erich Fromm

Love is like a friendship caught on fire: In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee

Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you're just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have YOU... The one who turns to his friends and says, that's her...

Give her two red roses, each with a note. The first note says 'For the woman I love' and the second, 'For my best friend.'

Love is a language spoken by everyone, but understood only by a heart.
Shirley Rindani

Maybe God put a few bad people in your life, so when the right one came along you'd be thankful.
Andrea Kiefer

Say I love you and mean it, don't just say it cause you can.

Never say goodbye when you still want to try. Never give up when you still feel you can take it. Never say you don't love a person when you can't let go.

1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.