There are many excuses in a relationship. If you want to save your relationship, stop making excuses and start making it work. Excuses in a relationship can be very toxic and they will only cause more problems.
Excuses are nothing but lies. They make the other person feel like they’re not good enough and that you’re not happy with them. A relationship should be based on honesty, trust and love. When someone lies or makes excuses, this is when the relationship starts to fall apart.
However, excuses may come in many forms. From the mundane to the ridiculous, to the downright unbelievable. The excuses used in relationships are often a reflection of our own self-esteem. What we see as an excuse, others may see as a genuine reason. And vice versa. Below are some quotes on excuses in relationships
Quotes on Excuses in a Relationship
When it comes to relationships, excuses are for children, not grownups. Don’t let excuses get in the way of great relationships. The birth of excuses is the death of happiness. Don’t be afraid to break them.
1. The first step toward change is awareness. Recognize that the excuses you are making are not good enough for your relationship.
2. Always be the one who puts the most time into your relationships, never leave room for excuses.
3. There’s no time to waste on excuses. It’s time to stop making excuses, and start taking action.
4. If you feel like you’re making excuses in a relationship, take a step back. Stop blaming your partner for something that’s out of their control and make things better!
5. If you’ve made excuses for your partner, it’s time to stop. Make your excuses a thing of the past and get back to being the best version of yourself.
6. Relationships are hard. And that’s why you should always have an excuse ready when you need one.
7. Be bold in your language and be careful to not use the “I’m sorry,” “I love you” or “Thank you for understanding” excuses. Don’t claim to be sorry when you aren’t. Please don’t give the other person a reason to doubt you.
8. Don’t make excuses in your relationship, but rather, make the most of your time together.
9. Good relationships can only be built when both people are fully present and willing to work together and not make excuses.
10. You can’t improve something that is already perfect. So stop making excuses and don’t let the little things get you down.
11. Excuses are the primary reason why relationships fail.
12. In a relationship, you’re either the excuse maker or the excuse taker.
13. Excuses are the worst thing that can happen to your relationship.
14. Don’t make excuses in your relationship. Make time to nurture it instead.
15. When you’re in a relationship, don’t forget that you are in it to make it better—not worse by making excuses.
16. A relationship that is built on excuses will eventually wear you down.
17. You can’t have a good relationship if you’re not in one. Learn to let go of the excuses and live in the moment.
18. Relationships are hard work. It’s important to keep trying and don’t let excuses get in the way of being honest and open about your feelings.
19. The best relationship is one you build yourself. Don’t blame others when things don’t work out the way you wanted. Don’t make excuses for yourself. Be better and work harder than everyone else.
20. No matter how hard we try, no matter how much we love each other, there will always be things that can’t be fixed. So don’t ever make excuses for not making time to be together—make time for each other instead.
21. Excuses are made to keep you from getting what you want. So make sure you’re ready for the best relationship of your life, because it’s right at your fingertips.
22. Excuses, excuses. No one likes them but you have to have them when dealing with someone who has feelings.
23. If you don’t like the way things are going in your relationship, it’s time to make a change and stop making excuses.
24. You are not your excuses. You are, however, the person who made a choice to use those excuses, which means you control whether or not they serve you well and make you happy or not. Do the right thing and save your relationship.
25. Don’t let excuses hold you back from having a relationship on your terms.
26. Saying I’m sorry over and over won’t change the fact that you did something wrong. So why are you still making excuses?
27. Who are you living for? Yourself or your partner? Your excuses will never be as reliable as your actions.
28. Life is too short to wake up with an excuse. It’s not about being perfect in your relationship. It’s about making the effort to be your best self.
29. The excuses that you make as a couple are your worst enemy. They are the biggest source of problems in your relationship.
30. Don’t you dare use excuses to let your relationship suffer. Use these excuses and apply them as motivation to keep your relationship alive!
31. No relationship is meant to be easy. But you don’t have to stop being a part of each other’s lives because things get hard, so instead of making excuses, make it better by communicating your feelings and understanding each other’s points.
32. Excuses are for people who don’t want to get somewhere. Excuses are for people who have no real goals in their relationship.
33. Excuses are an enemy to your relationship. Don’t let them hold you back.
34. Letting your relationship suffer in the name of excuses is like throwing away your happiness.
35. It’s not being in love, it’s being in a relationship that makes you feel like you are. So look at the things that make up your relationship and make an effort to do them and stop making excuses.
36. Don’t let excuses stop you from what you want most in your relationship.
37. Don’t let excuses ruin your relationship. Make the commitment to improve things and take care of yourself first.
38. The hardest thing about a relationship is giving up your excuses.
39. Don’t make excuses for your relationship—start making it better.
40. Don’t fall into the trap of making excuses and not meeting your partner’s needs.
41. Break the cycle of excuses. Be accountable for your actions and respond to any issues that arise in a mature, proactive manner.
42. Don’t give excuses for not being enough. Be enough for yourself and your relationships, because those are the only ones that matter.
43. Be honest, listen to your partner and make sure to communicate when something is bothering you. Never make excuses.
44. Don’t make excuses for your lack of motivation. It’s always better to make a decision to do something and then go for it than to come up with an excuse later.
45. There are no excuses for not staying in a relationship. Once you’re in, there’s no escaping it.
46. Don’t leave your relationship because of one dumb excuse. Don’t leave your relationship because you have no excuses
47. You know what they say: “When you make excuses, you fail at love. When you show up, you win.”
48. If you really love someone, you don’t let their excuses stop you.
49. Don’t fall in love with excuses. Love what you do and don’t let anything keep you from it.
50. We grow up with excuses. But the truth is, there are no excuses for your love to be true.
51. Don’t let your excuses stop you from making the best of your relationship.
52. We all have excuses for our bad behaviour in relationships. Let’s be honest with ourselves and tell them to stop.
53. We all have them, the excuses that make us keep doing what we shouldn’t be doing. It’s not real. It’s not important. You don’t need it. But they keep you in a relationship that isn’t good for either of you.
54. It’s okay to say “I’m sorry” when you mess up. But don’t make excuses. Don’t be a victim, don’t blame others and above all, don’t put the blame on them.
55. There’s no excuse not to make a relationship work, and there’s no reason to give up on one either.
56. When you don’t love yourself enough to be honest in your relationship, you’ll use excuses to explain why you’re not.
57. Never make excuses for why you can’t do something instead of finding ways to improve your relationship.
58. In a shaky relationship, you are either a partner or an excuse.
59. If you’re looking to change, don’t blame your partner for your unhappiness. Blame yourself! Improve yourself first and see if then, he/she will do the same for you.
60. Drop the excuses and make your relationship better. Excuses are the voice of what you don’t want to hear
61. Sometimes, we can feel our relationship is falling apart when there are no excuses for not communicating or being with each other. Be patient and be kind. It takes time to repair relationships.
62. With a little work and effort, you can be happy again. Don’t let excuses stop you from being the best version of yourself.
63. Don’t let excuses stand in your way.
64. Too many excuses come between us and the relationship we want.
65. Whatever your excuse, you can make it better with a little love and support.
66. Don’t let your excuses hold you back from achieving your dream relationship.
67. Be honest with yourself, and be honest with your relationship. Stop making excuses.
68. It doesn’t matter what excuses you make when you break up—they’re not worth your relationship.
69. Don’t let excuses take the fun out of loving someone.
70. We are all busy. We make excuses for why we can’t do the things that feel important to us, like spending quality time with our partners and family. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Let’s work on your relationship today so that you can be more present with the people who matter most in your life.
71. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: don’t let excuses get in the way of your relationship.
72. Don’t use excuses to justify why you haven’t reached your full potential in a relationship.
73. The most important thing to remember in a relationship is communication. Make sure both you and your partner understand what the other needs and wants, what the other person is good at, and how others see the couple.
74. If you have been in a relationship for too long, don’t wait any longer to make it work. Drop the excuses and do something.
75. Excuses are just another way to dodge responsibility. You don’t have to be a certain age or type of person to be in a relationship. As long as your heart is pure and you love someone, that’s all that matters.
76. Don’t let excuses prevent you from taking the next step towards happiness.
77. No one is perfect. We all make mistakes and have excuses. So let’s stop making excuses and start working on being the person we want to be within every aspect of our lives.
78. Don’t make excuses in your relationship. Be responsible and be honest with each other.
79. The purpose of excuses is not to fix a relationship, but to help you make it better.
80. Don’t let excuses get in your way of building a better relationship.
81. It’s never too late to love someone, or start a relationship. There are no excuses for any of it.
82. There are some relationships in life where you’re constantly giving excuses for why you’re not doing stuff, but that’s a sign that the relationship is headed in the wrong direction.
83. No matter what the excuse, there are ways of dealing with it. Don’t give excuses for the things you can’t change.
84. One of the most effective ways to end excuses in a relationship is by first recognizing them.
85. There is no such thing as an excuse in a relationship. It’s all in how you use it.
86. When you’re in a relationship, excuses are like the little white lies that come with it. Let’s be honest: no one really likes to hear you make excuses, especially when they are just not true.
87. We’ve all been there—the person who makes excuses for their actions, or lack of action. They fail to own up to the truth and blame others. Why do relationships fail when we have excuses that we use as a crutch?
88. Don’t make excuses when it comes to your relationship. Start taking action, and you’ll see amazing results.
89. Stop making excuses, make a change. You don’t want to be a victim of your circumstances or someone else’s excuses; take control.
90. When you can’t make it to the end of the day without an excuse, it’s time to make some changes.
91. When you make excuses in a relationship, you are basically telling the other person what their role should be. They are not there to tell you your role, they are there to be themselves and support you through this journey with love and understanding.
92. Don’t make excuses. If you’ve found a relationship that works, do the work.
93. Don’t make excuses to stay in a relationship that is not working for you. Plan ahead and get out now!
94. No excuses. No explanations. No matter what, don’t let your excuses get in the way of your relationship.
95. Making excuses is meaningless because it doesn’t change the fact that you’re always in control of your life.
96. If you’re looking for a relationship, you’re going to find excuses. If you really want love and connections to last, then look for something else.
97. Don’t make excuses. If they’re not good enough, then forget them! Make the best of your time with them and do the things you want to be doing with someone you love.
98. It’s a good reminder to stop making excuses and start living life.
99. Don’t make excuses. Make compromises and you won’t have regrets.
100. Don’t make excuses, change your attitude and make things happen.
101. I’m sorry for everything I’ve ever done to hurt you. You know how much I love and cherish you and how much I hate hurting you. Now that I think of it I would have never have done any of those things if it wasn’t for my parents. What they put me through must have messed me up mentally. but enough of my excuses. All I want to do is be with you and never let you go.
102. I love you so much it hurts to think I might never again feel that kind of connection with you. It’s not fair to either of us and I know I deserve better. I’m sorry if I hurt you but I have to move on without you because we have no future together. Before we say goodbye, please know that we had some wonderful times together; some of the best days of my life and they will stay with me forever.
103. You mean so much to me and I have given you every ounce of myself and always tried my best. I have sacrificed friendships and hobbies, my time and my heart. You are my life! I don’t know what else to do.
104. You are my everything. My life, my love, my world. I love you more than words can ever say. You have become the centre of my universe. I can’t imagine another life without you in it. I would be utterly lost and broken if something were to ever happen to us. I will never stop loving you-even after a million years.
105. We’ve been friends for so long, it’s hard to remember what we were like before each other. I can’t stand the thought of being away from you, even for one day. You’ve helped me keep pushing forward, you’re my safe place. We are in this together and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. I love you so much!
106. I know I’m not the easiest person in the world to be with, but you don’t ever seem to understand or listen. You expect me to change my entire personality, without a single reason why. All of your friends love me and you complain about every little cough I make. Our relationship is so draining that I just want it to end.
107. I just sat here and watched you sleep. I know I shouldn’t be doing this, but I can’t help myself. I missed you tonight. Not because we had a fight, but the main reason is that I hate the thought of you being out there without me for so long. We barely get to see each other as it is, and now we aren’t even living together.
108. I could go on forever about how much I love you. I think you already know that so I’ll just stop here. No words can ever describe how much I love you! I will cherish our love forever!
109. I love you, I really do. Trust me, I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t. But you’re not the one for me anymore and I can’t continue to let my heart break like this. It’s not you, it’s me. I’m sorry.
In conclusion, excuses are most often, born from selfishness. Excuses are contagious; they create excuses in other people’s minds. However, these mindsets can be transformed. The change just needs to start from one person; you.
Let go of excuses and focus on forgiveness; letting go of grudges and enjoying peace is an absolute blessing. I hope these quotes on excuses in a relationship were all you thought it would be. Let me know what you think of them in them comment section below.