One Sided Relationship Quotes to Cope Asymmetry of Affection

Explore insights on unrequited affection and the journey of self–discovery through a curated selection of one sided relationship quotes.

Genuine relationships are often seen as a delicate dance between two individulas, where love and affections are shared. However, there exists a less explored realm of relationships that can be equally impactful, albeit in a different way; the world of one–sided relationships.

To overcoming this unreciprocated love, we compiled most inspiring one sided relationship quotes. These quotes serve as mirrors reflecting the raw emotions, vulnerability, and inner strength of those who find themselves in such relationships.

From heartache to empowerment, from self–discovery to newfound wisdom, these quotes stand as beacon of hope. Whether seeking solace, validation, or a perspective shift, they offer insight into the intricate layers of affection that flow from one heart to another.

So, immerse yourself in the words that resonate with your own experiences, emotions, and contemplations. Allow these one sided relationship quotes guide you through the complexities, offering comfort and empathy of the unbalanced love.

Sad one sided relationship quotes

Sad one sided relationship quotes

The pain of one–sided love, of knowing that I had loved her more than she had loved me.
Sierra Simone

The people in your life will either help you shake hands with yourself, or they’ll teach you what you don’t want. Everyone, eventually, does one or the other. All pain transforms into learning. All love transforms to self–awareness.
Vironika Tugaleva

One of the greatest pain and agony is being in one sided love with someone.
Anurag Prakash

Lonely’s a different kind of pain, it doesn’t hurt as bad as heartbreak. I preferred it and embraced it ’cause I reckoned it was one or the other.
Kristen Ashley

Oh you broke my heart. I told you I was weak for love, but then you went around, and did what you wanted to do, and now I’m crying.
Miley Cyrus

I’m not sure what scare me more, that you will never start loving me, or that I will never stop loving you. Too sad to miss you, too bad to lose you, too hard to forget you!
Amogh Tiwari

Realized I gave my heart to someone that didn’t care at all and I found it crying in the corner.
Mahmoud El Hallab

I do not really feel sad even after knowing the fact that you can never love me because I have realized that love cannot only be enjoyed by getting it, one–sided love has its own different flavor.

Out of the millions and millions of people that inhabit this planet, he is one of the tiny few I can never have.
Tabitha Suzuma

I’ve been heartbroken. I’ve broken hearts. That’s part of life, and its part of figuring out who you are so you can find the right partner.
Heidi Klum

Emotional one sided relationship quotes

Emotional one sided relationship quotes

You can put all your effort in trying to make someone happy… but there comes a time when we become tired of trying to fill a bucket that is leaking from the inside.
Steve Maraboli

The right person will pursue you with clear intentions, have upfront communication, consistent effort, and never would lead you on.
Michael Bliss

Living with someone you love can be lonelier than living entirely alone, if the one that you love doesn’t love you.
Tennessee Williams

Soul connections are not often found and are worth every bit of fight left in you to keep.
Shannon L. Alder

In real life, love has to be possible. Even if it is not returned right away, love can only survive when the hope exists that you will be able to win over the person you desire.
Paulo Coelho

Relationships are worth fighting for, but sometimes you can’t be the only one fighting.
Emily Christine

A relationship is nothing if all the feelings, sacrifices, contributions and hard work are only coming from one end.

Watering artificial flowers will never make them grow. Stop pouring your energy into one–sided relationships.
John Mark Green

It was hard to pour endless love into someone who wouldn’t love you back. No one could do it forever.
Zoje Stage

‘You see,’ she concluded miserably, ‘when I can call like that to him across space–I belong to him. He doesn’t love me–he never will–but I belong to him.’
L.M. Montgomery

Sad but true one sided relationship quotes

Sad but true one sided relationship quotes

So it’s true when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.
E. A. Bucchianeri

It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you’re worthless. But you’re not worthless. You’re underappreciated.
Steve Maraboli

One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.
Brigitte Nicole

I try to do something positive – I socialise more… But deep down I know the truth. An entire world of people can never replace the one that I’ve lost.
Ranata Suzuki

And yet, because I love thee, I obtain
From that same love this vindicating grace,
To live on still in love, and yet in vain.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Every broken heart has screamed at one time or another: Why can’t you see who I truly am?
Shannon L. Alder

Because, if you could love someone and keep loving them without being loved back then, that love had to be real. It hurt too much to be anything else.
Sarah Cross

I have to admit, an unrequited love is so much better than a real one. I mean, it’s perfect. As long as something is never even started, you never have to worry about it ending. It has endless potential.
Sarah Dessen

Wanting her is hard to forget, loving her is hard to regret, losing her is hard to accept, but letting go is the most painful.

Bittersweet one sided relationship quotes

Bittersweet one sided relationship quotes

Loved her enough to pretend otherwise. Loving someone who doesn’t love you in return, is like trying to fly with a broken wing.
Amogh Tiwari

You just know something is a miss, when you look at someone and long for something that is not yours or you cannot have. It’s an absence–a loss of a heartbeat.
Nadège Richards

It’s kind of funny how someone person can break your heart, and you can still love them with all the little pieces.
Kuhhrizma Clemons

I love you. I hate you. I like you. I hate you. I love you. I think you’re stupid. I think you’re a loser. I think you’re wonderful. I want to be with you. I don’t want to be with you. I would never date you. I hate you. I love you…I think the madness started the moment we met and you shook my hand. Did you have a disease or something?
Shannon L. Alder

For so long, I’ve only had one–sided feelings for other people. I’ve completely forgotten how good it feels to be loved.
Hinako Takanaga

It hurts when you have someone in your heart, but you can’t have them in your arms.
Belinda Hernandez

My heart no longer felt as if it belonged to me. It now felt as it had been stolen, torn from my chest by someone who wanted no part of it.
Meredith Taylor

Everything tells me you care for me. And yet never a sign from you.
André Aciman

Vanity was stronger than love at sixteen and there was no room in her hot heart now for anything but hate.
Margaret Mitchell

If you know you can’t take it, then baby, why try to give it? Cause I ain’t for no one–sided love affair.
Elvis Presley

Letting go of one sided relationship quotes

Letting go of one sided relationship quotes

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.
Steve Maraboli

Yes, the people around us can be insensitive, narcissistic, toxic, and sometimes even abusive, but it is up to us to take that energy on or let it flow through us. No one is responsible for taking away our happiness but us.
Aletheia Luna

Hanging on to resentment is letting someone you despise live rent–free in your head.
Ann Landers

One of the hardest things to do in life is letting go of what you thought was real.
Kathleen Aquino

Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.
Deborah Reber

Don’t let toxic people infect you with the fear of giving and receiving one of the most powerful forces in this world… LOVE!
Yvonne Pierre

One sided love is never gonna work. So let me tell you something that I’m sure you’ve never heard of tender love and care in case you’re unaware.
Mandy Moore

Entitlement is an expression of conditional love. Nobody is ever entitled to your love. You always have a right to protect your mental, emotional, and physical well–being by removing yourself from toxic people and circumstances.
Dr. Janice Anderson & Kiersten Anderson

Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.
Cheryl Strayed

You lift your spirits by moving away from what upsets you. If the stove is hot, you can’t ask how to touch it but be happy about it.
Queen Tourmaline

One sided relationship quotes short

One sided relationship quotes short

Gain insights into the complexities of unrequited love through our carefully curated one sided relationship quotes. Join us in reflecting on the emotional rollercoaster of one–sided affection and its impact on personal growth.

I wonder what it’s like to be loved by you.
Shawn Mendes

With a love that’s so one sided, there’s no chance at all. The walls have got to fall.
Sonny & Cher

I have poured my heart out … And now I am empty.
Ranata Suzuki

Nobody’s home but me. I’m the only one hangin’ on one–sided love.
Brooke Hogan

Building relationship is a long process; each brick counts.
Tabitha Marie

My heart is sair–I dare na tell,
My heart is sair for Somebody.
Robert Burns

In relationships, the little things are the big things.
Stephen Covey

The hardest thing to do is watch the one you love, love someone else.

A wounded deer leaps highest.
Emily Dickinson

Relations are beautiful only when they are not one–sided.
Garima Soni

One sided relationship quotes funny

One sided relationship quotes funny

We are way less likely to love someone just because they love us than we are to hate someone just because they hate us.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

I recently read that love is entirely a matter of chemistry. That must be why my wife treats me like toxic waste.
David Bissonette

Some people will hate you for not loving them.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

He was a gentle and sensitive soul, and therefore had a short temper, which is why he went straight after everything with an ax…
Bohumil Hrabal

I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.
J.R.R. Tolkien

My girlfriend told me that she was seeing another man. I told her to rub her eyes.
Emo Philips

I love you. You annoy me more than I ever thought possible. But I want to spend every irritating minute with you.
Iona Mink

A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that doesn’t mean she can’t have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones.

Romantic love is a mental illness. But it’s a pleasurable one.
Fran Lebowitz

Every day I fall in love with you more and more. Except yesterday, yesterday you were pretty annoying.
Earl E. Bird

Quotes about one sided relationship

Explore the emotional landscape of unrequited love with our one sided relationship quotes. Reflect on the poignant words that capture the heartache and growth within such experiences.

The priest’s lesson: beware the Nightlord, for his pleasure is a mortal’s doom. My grandmother’s lesson: beware love, especially with the wrong man.
N.K. Jemisin

I write what I love. I will not stop – even when my hand hurts…because I cannot stop – even though my heart hurts.
Ranata Suzuki

Some say that one–sided love is better than none, but like half a loaf of bread, it is likely to grow hard and moldy sooner.
Eric Berne

I found peace of mind when I walked away from small fights not worth fighting. I stopped fighting for people who gossiped about me. I stopped fighting for those who didn’t respect me. I quit worrying about those who wouldn’t value me for being me.
Dana Arcuri

With a love that’s so one–sided there’s no chance at all. The walls have got to fall.
Sonny & Cher

One sided relationships are filled with so much hope that gets undercut every time you need something and ends in disappointment.

You can close your eyes to the things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to the things you don’t want to feel.
Johnny Depp

If you walked away from a toxic, negative, abusive, one–sided, dead–end low vibrational relationship or friendship – you won.
Lalah Delia

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

You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.
Anne Lamott

Healing one sided relationship quotes

One–sided relationship is no relationship at all. The relationship blossoms when there is trust, love and affection between all concerned.
Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma

Isn’t that how falling in love so often works? Some stranger appears out of nowhere and becomes a fixed star in your universe.
Kate Bolick

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
James Baldwin

Don’t give up at the first signs of friction: only through clear communication, flexibility, and willingness to adapt can you find a relationship that will weather the storms of life.
Tom Miles

Healthy relationships… Let’s not forget it’s you and me vs. the problem… NOT you vs. me.
Steve Maraboli

Everybody has bad relationships, and… at the end of the day, they are just a great way to set yourself up for a good relationship.
Anne Hathaway

Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.
Lucille Ball

Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.
Will Smith

No matter how much you love the person, you cannot change them. You may influence them, but at the end of the day, they must decide for themselves.
Robert E. Baines Jr.

Every day, you must unlearn the ways that hold you back. You must rid yourself of negativity, so you can learn to fly.
Leon Brown

Moving on one sided relationship quotes

One must always maintain one’s connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.
Gaston Bachelard

I will continue my path, but I will keep a memory always.
Rosie Thomas

Every setback might be the very thing that makes you carry on and fight all the harder and become much better.
Les Paul

And there are people that will stand in your corner and convince you to stand up for another round no matter what.
Pete Wentz

You can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.
Jodi Picoult

We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.
Pascal Mercier

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
Arnold Bennett

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Whenever you feel uncomfortable, instead of retreating back into your old comfort zone, pat yourself on the back and say, “I must be growing,” and continue moving forward.
T. Harv Eker

Final thoughts

Our selection of one sided relationship quotes remind us that our capacity to love, regardless of its reciprocity, is a testament to our humanity. They encourage us to find strength during hard times, growth in unfulfilled hopes, and wisdom in the quiet moments of introspection.

These quotes unveil the deeper layers of our hearts, inviting us to embrace the spectrum of emotions that love can evoke. So, let these one sided relationship quotes close to your heart, to embrace the growth that stems from vulnerability and to find courage in the moments of self–discovery.

We sincere hope that you’ve found solace, reflection, and a renewed sense of self within these one sided relationship quotes. May these quotes serve as a reminder that your emotions, whether reciprocated or not, are a testament to your capacity to love and beloved.

Resonate with these one sided relationship quotes, for they reflect the echoes of your own feelings. Share them, knowing that by doing so, you might touch another heart that has felt the same tug of unrequited emotions.

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