Relationships — of all kinds — are like sand held in your hand.
Held loosely, with an open hand the sand remains where it is.
The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on,
the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it,
but mostly it will be spilled. A relationships is like that.
Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person,
it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively,
and the relationship slips away and is lost.
It isn’t tying himself to one woman that a man dreads
when he thinks of marrying; it’s separating himself from all the others.
– Helen Rowland
I present myself to you in a form suitable to the relationship
I wish to achieve with you.
– Luigi Pirandello
The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe is,
the discovery of another human being with whom one’s relationship has a glowing depth,
beauty, and joy as the years increase.
This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing,
it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it.
It is a sort of Divine accident.
– Sir Hugh Walpo
Two great talkers will not travel far together.
– Spanish Proverb
The bonds that unite another person to our self exist only in our mind.
– Marcel Proust
Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous.
It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.
– Elizabeth Stone
We always see others in the light of our belief;
we always feel seen in the light of their beliefs.
– Deepak Chopra
What you call flaws are really just the scars of hurts
and wounds accumulated over a lifetime.
– Deepak Chopra
However successful you are,
there is no substitute for a close relationship.
We all need them.
– Francesca Annis
Our greatest joy – and our greatest pain –
comes in our relationships with others.
– Stephen R. Covey