175+ Sayings And Quotes On Mistakes In Relationships

‘To err is human.’ That’s a common phrase applicable to mistakes occurring in relationships. There are plenty of other relationship mistake quotes that also convey the message that committing a mistake is common, but learning from it and not repeating it is what makes your bond stronger and long-lasting. If you or your partner often make mistakes and are unable to rectify them, then scrolling through these quotes from well-known people can give you a better understanding of relationships.

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Quotes About Mistakes In Love

No one is perfect in love, and we all make mistakes from time to time and end up hurting that special someone. If you are one among them, these quotes about mistakes in relationships are for you. When we make mistakes in love, it can be easy to spiral into self-doubt and negativity, but it’s important to remember that affection, affirmation and positive thinking can help us get through tough times.

  1. “The worst mistake you can make is walking away from the person who actually stood there and waited for you.” -Drake
  1. “Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.” -L.M. Montgomery
  2. “It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.” -Steve Maraboli
  3. “To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.” ― Plutarch
  4. “It’s human to make mistakes and some of us are more human than others.”— Ashleigh Brilliant
  5. “All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.” -Sophocles
  6. “I realized I made a big mistake, and if I could have it over again, I would do it so much differently.” -Hansie Cronje
  7. “You can’t lift a relationship up if you keep walking over the other person’s mistakes.” -Anthony Liccione
  8. “Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not. ” ― Carl G. Jung
  9. “And a mistake repeated more than once is a decision.” -Paulo Coelho
  10. “Sooner or later, we’ve all got to let go of our past.” -Dan Brown
  11. “One of my biggest mistakes in life is thinking people will show me the same love I’ve shown them.” – Heath Ledger
  12. ‘’One of the biggest and most common mistakes a woman makes is to substitute activity for God for a relationship with him.’’ — Linda Dillow
  13. “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli
  14. “Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it.” -Aubrey de Grey
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If you are in a rocky relationship, use these quotes to reshape your thinking and re-examine your actions.
  1. “We’re all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made.” ― Al Gore“
  2. In relationships, everyone makes mistakes. If you are forgiven for yours, don’t take it for granted.” – Carlos Wallace
  3. “To avoid mistakes and regrets, always consult your wife before engaging in a flirtation.” — E. W. Howe
  4. “Life and relationships are like a card game; you have to learn different strategies, learn from your mistakes, always play to win, show no mercy, take chances, believe in yourself, and play hand after hand until you finally win the game.” -Jonathan Burkett
  5. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” — Mary Tyler Moore
  6. “People are naturally imperfect. No matter what your relationship, whether parent, child, friend, or lover, there will always be mistakes on both sides. It’s how we choose to accept the flaws of the people who surround us that determines our peace.” -Kate J. Squires
  7. “Just like in any relationship, things changed. We changed. We both made mistakes, and we both learned a lot. We may love each other differently, but maybe that is a good thing. Maybe it is more forgiving and more mature, or maybe it is just different.” -Chris Kyle
  1. “Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.” — James Russell Lowell
  2. “We all get hurt at some point in a relationship, Lucas. It happens a lot in a marriage. Even the best ones have someone getting hurt at one point or another. The key is to apologize when you do hurt her and learn from your mistakes. No one expects you to be perfect.” -Samantha Chase
  3. “They had a good marriage, a solid relationship that had endured its ups and downs because they’d learned from the mistakes they’d made during their tumultuous beginning. What they’d built together was open and honest and there wasn’t anything they couldn’t talk about with one another.” -Kimberley Reeves
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  1. “We are all mistaken sometimes; sometimes we do wrong things, things that have bad consequences. But it does not mean we are evil, or that we cannot be trusted ever afterward.”― Alison Croggon 
  2. “At an early age I learned that people make mistakes, and you have to decide if their mistakes are bigger than your love for them.”― Angie Thomas
  3. “Don’t live chained to the mistakes of the past; you can find new love, meet someone again or have a broken relationship restored.” -Jamie Larbi
  4. “An error is not a mistake until you refuse to correct it.” -Grenville Kleiser
  5. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own… Jealousy is a disease; love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy.” -Robert A. Heinlein
  6. “Of course, you make mistakes over the years. We all know marriage is difficult at times, and it’s about working through it. Whenever we’ve come up against tough times, we know each other better than anybody who knows us. We have an amazing life which we are very respectful of.” -David Beckham
  1. “Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on?” –Peter McWilliams
  2. “Everyone makes mistakes, but why did yours have to be me?” -Lisa Brooks
  3. “Realize that sleeping on a futon when you’re 30 is not the worst thing. You know what’s worse, sleeping in a king bed next to a wife you’re not really in love with, but for some reason, you married, and you got a couple of kids, and you got a job you hate. You’ll be laying there fantasizing about sleeping on a futon. There’s no risk when you go after a dream. There’s a tremendous amount of risk to playing it safe.” -Bill Burr
  4. “Maybe you expected marriage to be perfect – I guess that’s where you and I are different. See, I thought it would be all about making mistakes, but doing it with someone who’s there to remind you what you learned along the way.” -Jodi Picoult
  5. “Assumptions are the termites of relationships.” – Henry Winkler
  6. “We look down our noses at people who’ve made mistakes in relationships. She’s so stupid! How could she do that! Our superiority makes us feel better. But I’d bet everything I have on the fact that people who claim to have a perfect record in love are either lying or have very limited dating experience. People who say, I’d never do that! Someday, unless you are very, very lucky, you’ll have a story to tell. Or not to tell.” -Deb Caletti
  7. “The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation – or a relationship.” -Deborah Tannen
  8. “It’s better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else.” – Phil McGraw
  9. “The power dynamics in a relationship are going to be fluid over a long period of time, so to wait for ‘perfect’ is going to be a mistake.” -Jason Segel
  10. “I think that love, at the end of the day, is stronger than some mistake somebody made. Something they did that they regret. I think that love allows for forgiveness.” -President Fitzgerald Grant
  11. “You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect—you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together, but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze, and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.” -Bob Marley

Quotes About Learning From Mistakes In Relationships

Absolution is not always necessary in a relationship, but a willingness to learn from mistakes and approach them with empathy and openness is crucial. When you make mistakes in a relationship, try to avoid making unrealistic resolutions of never committing any errors in the future, seek acceptance and learn from your mistakes. Here are some quotes about learning from mistakes in relationships and getting back together with your loved ones.

  1. “When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it: admit it, learn from it, and don’t repeat it.” -Paul Bear Bryant
  2. “It takes guts and humility to admit mistakes. Admitting we’re wrong is courage, not weakness.” -Roy T. Bennett
  3. “Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.” – Ansel Adams
  4. “Everyone makes mistakes. The important thing is to not make the same mistake twice.” -Stephanie Perkins
  5. “Learning from your mistakes does not happen automatically, it requires thinking and reflection.”― Oscar Auliq-Ice
  6. “Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never tried anything new.” ―Albert Einstein.
  7. “Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF.” -Mandy Hale
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  1. “What a waste my life would be without all the beautiful mistakes I’ve made.” -Alice Bag
  2. “I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.” – Yolanda Hadid
  3. “You’re the same as you were yesterday and the day before. Nothing has changed. Not really. Forget what troubles you. Regret nothing, but learn from any mistakes you make. Tomorrow will be a brighter day, I promise.” -Morgan Rhodes
  4. “I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn is to stop making them.” ― Joe Abercrombie
  5. “A mistake made with good in your heart is still a mistake, but it is one for which you must forgive yourself.” -Linda Sue Park
  6. “You cannot travel back in time to fix your mistakes, but you can learn from them and forgive yourself for not knowing better.” – Leon Brown
  7. “Mistakes are a part of being human. Precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.” -Al Franken
  8. “Forget your mistakes but remember what they taught you.” ― Vannetta Chapman
  9. “The man who forgives is far stronger than the man who fights.” -Nathan Caroll
  10. “There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.” -Bryant H. Mcgill
  11. “We all mess up. It’s what we learn from our mistakes that matters.” ― Lauren Myracle
  12. “Scars are but evidence of life,” Coquette said. “Evidence of choices to be learned from…evidence of wounds…wounds inflicted of mistakes…wounds we choose to allow the healing of. We likewise choose to see them so that we may not make the same mistakes again.” -Marcia Lynn McClure
  13. “Try to learn from the mistakes of others too, as one cannot make all the mistakes themselves in their lifetime” – Unknown
  14. “Mistakes in the relationship are the breaths of fresh air that teach valuable lessons.” – Unknown
  15. “We are all flawed, my dear—every one of us. And believe me, we’ve all made mistakes. You’ve just got to take a good hard look at yourself, change what needs to be changed and move one, pet.” -Lauren Myracle
  16. “I sometimes react to making a mistake as if I have betrayed myself. My fear of making a mistake seems to be based on the hidden assumption that I am potentially perfect and that if I can just be very careful, I will not fall from heaven. But a ‘mistake’ is a declaration of the way I am, a jolt to the way I intend, a reminder I am not dealing with the facts. When I have listened to my mistakes, I have grown.”-Hugh Prather
  1. “No matter what mistakes we might have made yesterday, today is the day we can retrieve our innocence.” – Marianne Williamson
  2. “Heartbreak happens, mistakes happen, things might not always turn out the way you thought they would. Try to make the best of it, even if that seems impossible.” -Nicole Tarkoff
  3. “Let us cry for the spilled milk, by all means, if by doing so we learn how to avoid spilling any more. Let us cry for the spilled milk and remember how, and where, and why, we spilled it. Much wisdom is learned through tears, but none by forgetting our lessons.”-Maria Amparo Ruiz De Burton
  4. “If you make a mistake, be big enough to admit to the mistake. People will think much better if you make an admission after a mistake.” ― Keith Boyer
  5. “Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.” – Sivananda
  6. “I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value, but to have someone else to point out your mistakes is a shortcut of the process.” -Shelby Foote
  7. “People do make mistakes and I think they should be punished. But they should be forgiven and given the opportunity for a second chance. We are human beings.” – David Millar
  8. “We all make mistakes, don’t we? But if you can’t forgive yourself, you’ll always be an exile in your own life.” -Curtis Sittenfeld
  9. “A broken friendship that is mended through forgiveness can be even stronger than it once was.” -Stephen Richards
  10. “Learning from failure is an essential element in any human endeavor. Mistakes should not be feared … just learned from.” – Roger Macdonald Andrew
  11. “The only way to change the past is to learn from it and move forward with what you’ve learned.” – Shannon Alder
  12. “The past is not a burden, it’s a lesson. It teaches us what worked and what didn’t.” – Steve Maraboli
  13. “Learn from the past, but don’t live in it.” – Steve Maraboli
  14. “The lessons we learn in love are the lessons we carry with us for the rest of our lives.” – Jen Sincero
  15. “Tracy, I was always taught that mistakes should be remedied, especially between friends—or lovers.” -James Bond
  16. “Love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort and keep on learning.” – Carol S. Dweck
  17. “I’ve also learned that the biggest lessons came from my biggest mistakes.”– Gurbaksh Chahal
  18. “You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren’t busy denying them.” – Stephan Covey
  19. “As long as they are well-intentioned, mistakes are not a matter for shame, but for learning.”– Margaret Heffernan
  20. “Admit your mistakes without beating yourself up. Release all shame! You cannot live if you are hiding behind what was.” -Iyanla Vanzant
  21. “True intuitive expertise is learned from prolonged experience with good feedback on mistakes.” – Daniel Kahneman
  22. “One of the great things about being willing to try new things and make mistakes is that making mistakes keeps you humble. People who are humble learn more than people who are arrogant.” —Robert Kiyosaki
  23. “In a word, live together in the forgiveness of your sins, for without it, no human fellowship, least of all a marriage, can survive. Don’t insist on your rights, don’t blame each other, don’t judge or condemn each other, don’t find fault with each other, but accept each other as you are, and forgive each other every day from the bottom of your hearts.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  24. “I think everyone makes a mistake at least once in their life. The important thing is what you learn from it.” – Malala Yousafzai
  25. “Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.” – Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
  26. “A truth that is often difficult for people to recognize or accept is: if you can see it out there, it exists—or has at some point existed— within you.” -Iyanla Vanzant
  27. “Whatever decisions happen here today, the outcome lands on you. Are you willing to let your family pay the price for your mistakes? Is that what a good man would do? Because if that happens, I promise you, son, it’s gonna destroy you and everything else you love, and that’s not the law in me talking; that’s a flawed mother who made a lot of mistakes. You’re a husband, and a father, and a man before all of this. Own your place.” -Tyne Patterson
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  1. “Some mistakes… Just have greater consequences than others. But you don’t have to let the result of one mistake be the thing that defines you. You, Clark, have the choice not to let that happen.”― Jojo Moyes, Me Before You
  2. “We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.”― Steve Maraboli
  3. “You can’t just sit there and moan forever. You’ve gotta deal, and you’ve gotta learn how to rise from your mistakes.” -Cassey Ho
  4. “We need to realize that our path to transformation is through our mistakes. We’re meant to make mistakes, recognize them, and move on to become unlimited.” -Yehuda Berg
  5. “The best way to prevent repeatedly echoing past mistakes is to operate as if your emotional pathology is always in play unless proven otherwise, not vice versa.”– Alan Robert Neal
  6. “It’s not a problem to make a mistake while learning, the problem is not learning from the mistake.” – Phila Dittrich
  7. “But it’s important to acknowledge that while we may make mistakes, in the long run, we may also learn from them.” – Sarah Dessen
  8. “If someone makes a mistake and you still want them in your life, then forgive them.” – R.J. Intindola
  9. “It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them.” ― Dale E. Turner
  10. “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” -Henry Ford
  11. “Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.” -Phyllis Theroux
  12. “You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world. But you do have some say in who hurts you.” – John Green
  13. “My greatest hope regarding the future rests on the mistakes I’ve made in the past, for those are the most effective things I’ve got to build with.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough
  14. “Success lies in one’s ability to learn from mistakes.” ― Dr Prem Jagyasi
  15. “Let all your regrets and mistakes become your sails and your rudders, and not your anchors.” ― Sotero M Lopez II
  16. “A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is saying… that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.” -Alexander Pope
  17. “Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.” –Bruce Lee
  18. “I have learned a great deal from this ordeal and hope that others have learned from my mistakes.”- Paris Hilton
  19. “Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” – Billy Graham
  20. “Don’t waste a good mistake, learn from it.” —Robert Kiyosaki
  21. “If you could avoid all your mistakes, you’d miss everything you learned from them.” — Marie Forleo
  22. “The beauty in correcting our own mistakes; rather than attempting to correct the mistakes in others, is that working upon our own flaws improves us.” -C. JoyBell C
  23. “No, you’re not a bad person….and I’m not a bad person. We’re just people, and people sometimes do stupid things.” -Francesca Zappia
  24. “It took me a long time to learn that mistakes aren’t good or bad, they’re just mistakes, and you clean them up and go on.” -Kaye Gibbons
  25. “A mistake is only a mistake if you dwell on it. Let go and forgive.” ― Akiroq Brost
  26. “A man must learn from his own mistakes, to be what he wishes to be.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  27. “Mistake is a single page in a part of Life ….but Relation is a book of dictionary —–So don’t lose a full Book for a single page.” ― Rubeccapalm Rose
  28. “One mistake does not have to rule a person’s entire life.” ― Joyce Meyer
  29. “It’s not a person’s mistakes which define them – it’s the way they make amends.” ― Freya North
  30. “Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.” ― Denis Waitley
  31. “Our mistakes and regrets are not barriers to becoming who we can be; they are a necessary ingredient.” ― David Schnarch
  32. “Admit when you’re wrong. It’s not the end of the world, just the end of feeling like you have to be perfect all the time.” -Ryan Pernofski
  33. “One thing is for sure-you will make mistakes. Learn to learn from them. Learn to forgive yourself. Learn to laugh when everything falls apart because. sometimes. it will.” — Vironika Tugaleva
  34. “The quickest way to rectify that mistake (choosing the wrong person) is by learning from that, moving on, and choosing much more wisely in the future.” ― Greg Behrendt
  35. “What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.” – Dean Smith
  36. “If you learn from your mistake. It’s called repairing. If you don’t. It’s called repeating.” — Annie Tanasugarn
  37. “To take responsibility for yourself as a leader and person; you need to learn to unlearn bad habits, and learn from your mistakes.” – Andrea Reibmayr
  38. “There is a fine balance between honoring the past and losing yourself in it. For example, you can acknowledge and learn from mistakes you made, and then move on and refocus on the now. It is called forgiving yourself.” – Eckhart Tolle
  39. “You can’t undo the past… but you can certainly not repeat it.” -Bruce Willis
  40. “You couldn’t erase the past. You couldn’t even change it. But sometimes life offers you the opportunity to put it right.” -Ann Brashares
  41. “Just because some of us make a mistake in love once doesn’t mean we’re doomed to repeat it.” -Jeaniene Frost
  42. “Nobody’s perfect. You know, my mom says your mistakes are what make you human.” -Gratuity ‘Tip’ Tucci
  43. “To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up, and move on.” – Dave Pelzer
  44. “Failing forward’ is the ability to get back up after you’ve been knocked down, learn from your mistake, and move forward in a better direction.” —John C. Maxwell
  45. “If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person.” — Bill Clinton
  46. “There’s a bit of hidden magic in every mistake. The magic is called learning.” —Robert Kiyosaki

‘I Make Mistakes But I Love You’ Quotes

Mistakes in love can be painful, but the beauty of reconciliation can heal even the deepest wounds. The first step towards healing a relationship is to humbly request forgiveness for the mistakes made. Show the love of your life that you’re sorry for making a mistake and that your love for them would never change. Share these. I make mistakes but I love your quotes with your partner.

  1. “It’s ok to have made mistakes. I’ve learned that all great stories must have a beginning. Where the characters are deeply flawed and in need of redemption and love.” -Rory Feek
  2. “Relationships don’t thrive because the guilty are punished, but because the wounded are merciful.”- Max Lucado
  3. “I can’t promise I won’t make mistakes again. I can’t promise I won’t freak out when you do something that scares me. I’m not perfect. But I can promise I’ll always try, and I’ll always be on your side.” -Rebecca Schaeffer
  4. “If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive.” – Mother Teresa
  5. “Saying ‘I’m sorry’ is saying ‘I love you’ with a wounded heart in one hand and your smothered pride in the other.” -Richelle E. Goodrich
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  1. “I know I’m not perfect. I’ll never be. But I do know that when I love you, I will love you with all of my heart.” -Unknown
  2. “Forgiveness is the final form of love.” – Reinhold Niebuhr
  3. “Once in a lifetime someone breaks your heart and if you still feel that you should hold on to them every broken piece is among TRUE LOVE.” -Chloe Williams
  1. “Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me. Forgiveness is the final act of love.” – Beyoncé
  2. “I hope it’s not too late to say how sorry I am, and how much I love you.” -Unknown
  3. “Perhaps the greatest gift we can offer each other is a second chance.” – Lloyd D. Newell
  4. “I guess what I’m trying to say is, “I’m sorry that I hurt you, and if I had a chance to do things differently, I would in a heartbeat.” -Unknown
  5. “Holding a grudge doesn’t make you strong; it makes you bitter. Forgiving doesn’t make you weak; it sets you free.” – Dave Willis
  6. “Those who shouldn’t get hurt, experience hurt the most in this world.” -Unknown
  7. “You always break the kindest hearts, with a hasty word you can’t recall, and if I broke your heart last night, it’s because I love you most of all” -Mills Brothers
  8. “Don’t say we aren’t right for each other, the way I see it is… We aren’t right for anyone else.” -Daniel Bernard Sweeney
  9. “Don’t let the mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future.” ― Zig Ziglar
  10. “So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.” -The Notebook
  11. “Love may forgive all infirmities and love still in spite of them: but Love cannot cease to be their removal.” – C.S. Lewis
  12. “It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.” – Good Will Hunting
  13. “A marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” – Ruth Bell Graham
  14. “It’s you and me now, like old times.” -Alina Starkov
  15. “I’m gonna fight for you until your heart stops beating.” -Jacob Black
  16. “What do you do when the one person you want comfort from the most is the one who caused your pain? How can I want so desperately for him to wrap me up in his arms but also want so much for him to leave me alone?” – Amanda Grace
  17. “You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.” – Lewis B. Smedes
  18. “I’m sorry for the way things turned out. I never meant to hurt anyone, least of all you.” -Jim Carrey
  19. “Forgiveness opens the opportunity for those relationships to show you the love that you have always deserved.” – Eric Watterson
  20. “I don’t know how to apologize to you for what I’ve done. But if you give me another chance, I promise you, I’ll spend the rest of my life making you glad that you did. Please.” -Harrison Ford
  21. “It’s probably going to take you an eternity to forgive me… Alma, I’m sorry. I guess I was being ridiculous. I’m sorry. I love you. You’re my whole life. I wanna go. But if it’s a choice of only six more months here with you or living forever all by myself, well I’ll take the six more months here with you. I don’t want to live forever if you’re not going to be with me.” -Hume Cronyn
  22. “Until we have seen someone’s darkness, we don’t really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is.” – Marianne Williamson
  23. “You make me want to be a better man.” –As Good As It Gets
  24. “Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.” – Marlene Dietrich
  25. “I guarantee there’ll be tough times. I guarantee that at some point, one or both of us is going to want to get out. But I also guarantee… that if I don’t ask you to be mine, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life. Because I know in my heart… you’re the only one for me.” -Runaway Bride
  26. “I know I come with a lot of baggage and it’s not easy, but I promise to love you twice as hard every challenging second with me.” -Unknown
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  1. “Please understand. Please forgive me. I prayed every day for you to be alive, until hope became painful. Don’t hate me. I still love you.” –Lauren Oliver
  2. “To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” – Robert Muller
  3. “Forgiveness is a personal process that does not depend on us having direct contact with the people who have hurt us.” – Sharon Salzberg
  4. “Please accept the perfectly imperfect me because I know there’s no place else my heart would want to be.” — Unknown
  5. “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” – Mark Twain
  6. “Forgiveness is a powerful expression of the love within our soul.” – Anthony Douglas
  7. “Forgiving is not forgetting. It’s letting go of the hurt.” – Mary McLeod Bethune
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do mistakes happen in relationships?

Mistakes are a normal part of a relationship. No relationship is like a fairy tale, and nobody is perfect. While two individuals are getting to know each other, mistakes are bound to happen. But what matters is if one is ready to rectify their mistakes for the other person’s sake and the bond shared. A heartfelt apology can go a long way in healing the wounds caused by mistakes in a relationship.

2. How do I fix a mistake in my relationship?

The first step is to acknowledge that you’ve made a mistake and apologize for it. Make changes to break the habit. Understand that changing character might take time. Seek the help of your partner or professional if needed. Communication, compassion, and commitment are crucial for overcoming mistakes in a relationship and building a strong, healthy bond.

3. What are the common mistakes in relationships?

Being dishonest about your feelings, not stating your intentions clearly, hiding grave secrets that might affect your partner’s life, cheating on them, not showing mutual respect, and being emotionally distant are a few common mistakes in a relationship. But each relationship is different and so are the mistakes. What might seem like a big mistake to one couple might not seem the same to another.

To err is human. If you have made a mistake in your relationship, realized it, and taken accountability, half the problem is solved. These relationship mistake quotes can help build trust and convey remorse for your actions and reverence for your loved one. Share these quotes with your love through a text message, or go old-school and write a letter to them with one of these quotes you can relate to the most. Ensure you do not repeat these mistakes in your relationship. Reassurance can help ease the pain caused by mistakes and show your partner that you are committed to making things right. However, if you are in a toxic relationship or in a relationship with someone who is a gaslighter, it is essential to think if you are wrong and muster the needed courage to walk away.

Infographic: Quotes On Mistakes In Relationships

It might happen at times that your partner committed a mistake, knowingly or unknowingly. But, it does not help you or your relationship to hold on to a grudge over it. Thus, we hope you can understand this vital point with the help of the quotes provided before and those listed in the following infographic.

quotes on mistakes in relationships (infographic)

Illustration: Momjunction Design Team

When feeling sad and alone, seek solace in relationship mistake quotes. Let their wisdom prompt reflection and aid your healing process, guiding you through difficult times and bringing comfort to your heart.

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Jola Jovani
Jola JovaniPersonal coach
Jola Jovani is a personal and relationship coach with expertise in conflict resolution, healthy communication, trust building, and boundary setting. She holds a Coaching Certification from The Transformation Academy, in addition to a degree in Economics and Management Science from Toronto Metropolitan University.

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