Relationship Poems

Relationship Poems

Poems For Couples

A relationship is a connection between two individuals. When a couple falls in love it has become a loving relationship. The relationship has moved from two people simply in contact with each other to two people who can't get enough of each other. A loving relationship may build slowly like a train coming in the distance until when it gets to you it emits a deafening roar. Or you may be two people totally oblivious to the relationship that is developing when suddenly you are hit with the realization that you have fallen in love. People are complex and love develops in different ways.

44 Love Poems about Overcoming Difficulties in Relationships

  1. 1. Trials

    • By Frank Mandarano
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2015

    This is about me and my girl and all the trials we have been through, but yet our love always overcame them. It is a deep, pure love that withstood each trial.

    Overcoming Hardship Makes A Relationship Stronger

    Times have been tough, and things have gone wrong,
    But the deep love we share has been there all along.
    You say why go on, there's nothing that's right,
    But we never give up; we continue to fight.

    There's a light of love that gives us our sight.
    Our hearts may get dark at times, but we know there is light.
    We both have situations not fair,
    But inside we get through them because of something special we share.

    The trials make you aware of the way we feel,
    A love that is not fake but so very real.
    I know at times that it seems like a raw deal,
    But we must get through these trails until we are healed.

    Trials are not easy, and you feel there's no hope.
    There are times when you feel you're at the end of your rope,
    But you must go down deep in the pit of your heart.
    Let it stop your despair and give a new start.

    For true love for each other is a gift some never get,
    So when that trial comes, don't ever forget
    That there is a rare thing we share that had to come from above,
    And those trials will end; what got you through was pure love.

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  3. 2. A Moment Of Truth

    This poem shares thoughts and feelings of how much a love endures hurts and creates hopes, fears and doubts. We all make mistakes, and nothing is perfect. Love can be within you, even if you don't get to live it day by day.

    Love Forever Poem

    My dear love, I wanted to share
    My thoughts, my feelings and
    What makes me despair.
    I want to share with you
    What makes me happy what makes me feel blue...
    So you can sense that my love is honest and true.

    Every day, not a single minute
    Passes by without you in it.
    Your skin, your voice, your body and your touch.
    All of these moments, I miss them so much.

    You are so present, so deep in my heart,
    And our souls, I just know, will never part,
    But circumstance and distance can be so overwhelming
    They close doors and create doubt and we start blaming.

    There are actions of mine, and I know that for sure,
    That feel so wrong, though my intentions are pure.
    They are painful and impossible to bear,
    And you feel it's all so unfair.

    You can't run from yourself;
    There is no place to hide.
    It just hurts you so deep.
    It hurts your heart and your pride.

    Then I worry that if I continue to stay.
    Will it be wrong and will I be in your way?
    I fear that I am not at all what you need
    And that this truth will make my heart break and bleed.

    Then I sit here and wipe away my tears,
    Wishing you could kiss away my fears.
    If only you knew how much
    I miss and need your embrace and your touch.

    I know I can't hide from my thoughts and my fear,
    And I know at these times I don't seem near,
    But you break down these walls
    With the strength of your love,
    And then I feel blessed
    From God above!

    My love for you runs so deep through my veins
    That I dream of you, in spite of the pain.

    Love Forever Poem, A Moment Of Truth

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  5. 3. Remember When

    Poem about remembering falling in love, sharing a life, and rekindling love.

    Remembering And Rekindling Love

    Remember when we first did meet,
    our hearts rejoiced and skipped a beat.
    Remember our first kiss goodnight,
    the hug we shared that summer's night.

    Remember when we walked the beach
    and all our dreams within our reach.
    Remember how we used to be
    when I had you and you had me.

    Remember when we used to talk,
    when we held hands and took long walks.
    Remember how we spent our days
    in warm sunshine and in the rain.

    Remember when our one desire
    was take a chance and ignite the fire.
    Remember the times that made our hearts melt
    and all of the passion and desire that we felt.

    Remember when you looked at me
    and saw the one you love and need.
    Remember when you reached for me
    and knew that we were meant to be.

    Remember when our love was new.
    Remember the day we both said, "I do."
    Remember the journey we started together.
    Remember our love was always forever.

    Remember the promise we made together,
    to love and to cherish and to care for each other.
    Remember the promise in good times and in bad
    and to make each one happy rather than sad.

    Remember when you held our child
    and rocked the baby when I grew tired.
    Remember the treasured times
    like these when love grew into family.

    Remember when the world was bright,
    when we would laugh and hold on tight.
    Remember when our hearts were broken,
    when times were tough and words unspoken.

    Remember when we grieved our loss
    with parents gone and feeling lost.
    Remember when our love endured
    the pains and heartaches of the world.

    What happened to the life we shared?
    What happened to a love so rare?
    What happened to the kiss goodnight,
    the warm embrace, the love at night?

    Did it all just happen? How do we right the wrong?
    I know that in my heart your arms I do belong.

    Can we live our lives together just like it all began,
    and can we hold and cherish each other and remember our love again?

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  6. 4. Communication

    • By Amy
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2008

    Communication is key to a successful relationship.

    Communicating Is Key To A Successful Relationship

    Communication takes practice,
    it's never perfect.
    Sometimes not patient,
    sometimes not kind,
    but you have to say
    what's on your mind.

    Lend an ear,
    listen, not just hear,
    to the ones
    you love so dear.

    Communication is not
    a one-way street.
    It takes two
    to concur this feat.

    Communication is hard, you see,
    but in the end, it is key
    to that great relationship
    we all want and need.

    Open your heart,
    say what's on your mind.
    When you are partners for life,
    there's nothing to hide.

    Communicating Is Key To A Successful Relationship, Communication

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  7. 5. My Darling

    I wrote this poem for a partner of mine who went through a bad time with depression.

    Poem For A Loved One With Depression

    My darling, my girl,
    Why are you so sad?
    Why can't you see that life is not all bad?
    You're my angel.
    Please don't cry,
    I don't understand, so please tell me why?
    Your beautiful face,
    Your fading smile,
    I vow to make you happy for more than just a while.
    You're so precious,
    Why can't you see?
    I beg you to break that chain,
    Then you'll be free.
    The past is gone,
    It's not going to change,
    But the future is yours...
    For you to arrange,
    Live your life,
    Be happy, don't cry.
    I'm here and now those tears can dry.
    I love you, my darling,
    Let go of the sorrow,
    Because I'm here for you....
    Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

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  8. 6. Love Takes A Little More

    This is the first poem that I wrote (back in 1996). It's for those people that have difficulty showing their feelings and therefore have a hard time allowing themselves to love and be loved.

    Love Takes More... But For Good Reason

    You supply the lips and I'll supply the kiss,
    You supply the chance and I'll supply the bliss.
    You supply the truth and I'll supply the trust,
    You supply the time and I'll supply the lust.

    But if it's love you want, it's gonna take a little more,
    and when we finally get there, it'll be like waves hitting the shore,
    of the oceans of our hearts, the feeling lingers on,
    from the touch of evening twilight, 'til the early morning dawn.

    You supply the fantasy and I'll supply the act,
    You supply the opinion and I'll supply the fact.
    You supply the quip and I'll supply the smile,
    You supply the road and I'll supply that extra mile.

    But if it's love you want, it's gonna take a little more,
    and when we finally get there, it'll be like waves hitting the shore,
    of the oceans of our hearts, the feeling lingers on,
    from the touch of evening twilight, 'til the early morning dawn.

    You supply the wings and I'll supply the flight,
    You supply the day and I'll supply the night.
    You supply the ground below and I'll supply the sky above,
    You supply your tender heart and I'll supply my endless love.

    Because even though love takes more, I shall not stand and wait,
    for love to sweep me off my feet, for I might be too late.
    So, I've now become a partner of fate,
    in the never-ending waterfall known as love and hate.

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  9. 7. My Love

    • By Amy P. Spencer
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2019

    I'm a 26-year-old mother from Ireland. I have lived most of my adult life in England. I have always been interested in writing. Although poetry has always been a love of mine, I never wrote anything meaningful up until now. Being a single mother has meant I've spent a lot of time doing jobs I hate just to get by, but now I am more focused on my writing as it's my passion.

    A Second Chance At Love

    From the moment our eyes met,
    My soul could never forget.
    You handed me your number on a scrap piece of paper
    And walked away with my heart.
    Who would have known
    That would be the start?
    The start of an on-going journey of you and me.
    Time passed, lives changed.
    We both went our ways,
    But still we found each other
    Despite life's maze,
    Which leads me to believe maybe this is meant to be.
    Our lives entwined,
    Forever and always you and me.

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  10. 8. What I Have Been Missing

    • By Troy Williams
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2010

    This poem is for a special woman that I took the chance to let her see me for who I am after many failed relationships veiled in mystery because I would only let women know only so much about me because of my insecurities and mistrust which leaves one feeling very unfulfilled and not complete. So I decided to just be totally open and if she either accepted me or rejected me, it was a victory for me because I was honest.

    You invaded my private world with your beautiful smile and understanding heart,
    And I wondered to myself that you were different right from the very start.
    You listened without judgment to what I had about me to say,
    And even after I was done with the good, the bad, the ugly you still didn't run away.
    We developed a friendship with trust, with no walls to build or guard,
    We decided to leave the past behind and step into the good that could be no matter our discomfort or how hard.
    I've grown to love you with no hidden agenda or false pretense but with only the real me,
    Letting you get to know about me what most people never see.
    I'm writing this to you for you to understand,
    That spending time with you is so precious I never want to let go your hand.
    The time that we spend apart cannot equal when we are together,
    I miss you oh too much but when we meet again will be so much better.
    Our time apart for me helps me see that you are what I have for many years been missing in my life,
    A woman that is beautiful, and kind, and understanding, and loving, you are the woman I wished I would have met and been together long ago, and made you my wife.
    But the past is the past, and the future is what we do with each moment now,
    Let's make each moment we are together count and overshadow the past,
    And love like never before because that will be what will forever last.
    I love you.

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  11. 9. The Shatter Of My Tear

    • By Elysa
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2015

    You always hear about devastating heartbreaks. Although it may have never happened to you personally, a lot of teenagers go through a heartbreak. This is to the people who have heard all these stories and then never loved because of that.

    Poem About Being Afraid To Love Again

    Afraid to love
    Afraid to hold
    All the stories untold
    Why am I afraid
    Of loving
    Afraid of being broken
    It's so easy to take my heart and throw it away
    I will stay silent
    The only sound you will hear
    Is the shatter of my tear
    The dropping of my heart
    Like a display of art
    So beautiful
    Afraid to love
    Afraid to hold
    All these stories, I've never told

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  12. 10. Love's Journey

    • By Angie Mccrackin
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2015

    This poem is about a love I had experienced, but it would always only get so far before both of our insecurities would cause us to fight. We would go our separate ways, but our love never faded and we always made our way back to each other.

    Poem About The Past Interfering With Present Relationships

    When my eyes are locked with his
    My lips are longing for his kiss
    I feel a love I've never known
    Yet my heart feels so alone
    When our bodies are intertwined
    And his hand is locked in mine
    We're laying there cheek to cheek
    Listening to our souls speak
    We share our dreams, we share our fears
    We're not afraid to shed our tears
    We can cry and we can laugh
    But we're burdened by our pasts
    Jealousy begins to swell
    Why can't happiness just prevail
    Laughter always turns to anger
    Our love is once again in danger
    Good times don't ever seem to last
    We can blame that on our past
    Life has made us who we are
    We never seem to get too far,
    My soul will never really know
    How to ever let you go
    This love we have was unexpected
    My heart is left unprotected,
    I feel our paths were meant to cross
    Before you, my soul was lost
    Life's journey's leading me to you
    I need us both to see this through,
    I want a love that others envy
    And a heart that isn't empty
    I want you to cause my biggest smiles
    Ones that can be seen for miles,
    How can our story ever start
    If we won't open up our hearts
    I never want our love to end
    You're my lover and my best friend,
    I'm willing to work to make this last
    Leaving our pasts in the past
    Love builds from trust, honesty, and respect
    I'll give it to you and it's what I'll expect,
    So don't give up on what we have
    Let's build it up and make it last
    It'll be worth it, I promise you this
    Our love is one that we would miss
    My heart and soul are lost without you
    Let's let love's destiny see us through
    You're my soulmate, you were made for me
    You're my heart's final destiny

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  13. 11. A Lost And Found For Love

    What's this thing called love? For some, it's as if their heart had wings! For others, it's like their heart was being crushed! Still others see it as entrapment and ends up being a big pain in the butt! We all have our own recipes for true love. Mine is truth, trust and time.

    Love Is Out There

    There're many women I have met
    And loved throughout my years.
    Some provided joy I'd get,
    But most provided tears.

    There were those in fancy clothes
    Who'd show me their affections.
    Less fancy dressers then arose
    And showed me new directions.

    But all would leave, I'm not sure why,
    For other loves or interests.
    So, with the last tears that I'd dry,
    I vowed to end these contests.

    No longer would I give my heart
    To have it sliced in two!
    Too many dreams were torn apart
    By women that I knew!

    I became an island to myself,
    With interests born anew.
    My hopes of love placed on a shelf
    Where mold and mildew grew.


    The best laid plans of mice and men
    Do often go astray.
    I saw this truth one evening when
    She came in sight one day.

    She looked at me with lonely eyes,
    I'm sure mine looked the same.
    It took some time to realize
    Attraction was to blame.

    The vow I'd made to hide my heart
    Began to fade from view.
    My new love seemed so far apart
    From the other ones I knew.

    Today, my love is with me still,
    So many years we've shared.
    My love and trust have been fulfilled
    And formed a love that's not compared.

    For those out there, please don't despair;
    Don't squander your affections.
    Don't hide your need for love to share;
    Don't dwell on your rejections.

    Love is there, I'm proof of that,
    No matter what your setback.
    There's someone there who's where you're at,
    Who'll show the joy you'll get back.

    At night, when we both lie in bed,
    She shows what my love's meant.
    I stroke the hair upon her head;
    She whispers sweet contentment.

    What makes a moth fly to a light?
    Is it need for what they see?
    Or does it seem, their useless flight,
    Is just curiosity?

    I guess it's both that brought us close,
    Our lives of different walks.
    But now, to please my love the most,
    I'll clean her litter box.

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  14. 12. Let Me Mend Your Broken Heart

    I wrote this for a guy that seems to be the reason for most of my poems. I thought I loved him.

    Poem About Being Your Everything

    Let me mend your broken heart
    and wipe away your tears.
    Let me hold you to stop your violent shaking
    and warm your freezing hands.
    Look me in the eyes
    and watch the clouds roll back from your sky,
    let me calm your storm.
    I will stop the waves of pain
    and hold back the floods
    and pounding rain of tears.
    I will silence the thunder of anger
    and stop the constant flash of regret and sorrow.
    Let me end the mob of reminders
    that tell you you're alone.
    Talk to me and end the deafening silence
    and let my love end the blinding darkness.

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  15. 13. Love Throughout Time

    I write what my heart tells me to and the way it tells me to write. I originally wrote this poem for my girlfriend at our 10-month milestone in our relationship, and I've decided that this poem could be relatable to others, and I want to share it with the world. Maybe one day someone will pass it on to a loved one completing the symbol of love through time.

    Time is like the wind,
    Slow and smooth.
    Time can change swiftly,
    Fast and fierce.

    Time is like wine,
    Sweet and refined.
    Time can be hard to get past,
    Bitter and rough.

    Time is like a butterfly,
    Gentle and beautiful.
    Time can flutter by,
    Graceful and memorable.

    Time is like our love,
    Sturdy and never changing.
    Time can persevere,
    Forever and always.

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  16. 14. Love

    A message of hope and inspiration for the sometimes long journey to finding true love.

    Hope And Faith In Finding True Love

    If you love somebody with your heart, soul, and mind,
    Every road to adventure is one of a kind.
    Though the road may be rugged and your spirits are high,
    Still the sun seems to shine on the loved ones going by.

    You hold his hand and he squeezes it tight,
    And your heart pounds with your eyes gleaming bright.
    And those wonderful emotions you're feeling this time
    and the stronger you feel, the harder you climb.

    You need to travel on this long winding road,
    Feeling your heart is about to explode,
    So you try your best and push yourself more.
    This new love you have found has lots to explore.

    You thread this road with enthusiasm and glide
    To win the love of the man by your side,
    But don't you falter or go astray.
    This man may love you by the end of your day...

    Maybe this is a hope, a dream to reshape,
    To fulfill your lonely life you want to escape,
    But whatever the reason, you must walk head held high.
    Don't lose faith; this is worth a try.

    Do not lose sight of how love can grow.
    When and where...guess...nobody knows,
    So keep your head high, never doubt, but believe.
    It does not hurt to wear your heart on your sleeve.

    So don't lose ground and be as you are.
    No doubt you will find your lucky star.
    May take awhile like all things do,
    But I'm sure love is waiting on this long road for you.

    Hope And Faith In Finding True Love, Love

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  17. 15. I Love You

    • By Megan A. Smith
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Poem on building relationships, and the ups and downs and constant work that is needed to maintain a loving relationship.

    Poem About The Ups And Downs Of Relationships

    I know you're there
    but my world is so bare.
    Nothing is standing in your way,
    I'm hoping you can make it one more day.

    Our relationship has grown so strong,
    where could we have went so wrong.
    You were there when I needed you,
    Now I'm here for you to need me too.

    My love for you will stay the same,
    never will I forget your name.
    By my side, you will always stay,
    I'll think of you day by day.

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  18. 16. Vibrant Colors

    • By Paul T. East
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2016

    My name is Paul, and the one woman I loved judged my looks rather than my heart.

    Don't Judge Me

    Don't judge my cover; it's not mine.
    I was given this to wear for the duration of my time.
    Over time it has become creased, ripped, and worn,
    A once perfect canvas the day I was born.

    Even the corners are rounded and jaded.
    The vibrant colors that once were have now faded.
    Deep inside there are pages missing.
    I wish that one day you would sit and listen.

    Turn these pages slowly and rewind time,
    For it's down to you to make up your mind.
    Gently close me; be careful of my cover.
    Then place me back on the shelf for someone new to discover...

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  19. 17. Advice To A Girl

    Sara Teasdale (1884-1933) was an American poet who wrote seven books of poetry during her lifetime. Many of her poems focused on the emotional development of women. In this poem, the opening lines are repeated at the end, bringing attention to the theme of this poem that no one is in control of who you are. Each person has value and cannot be possessed by another.

    No one worth possessing
    Can be quite possessed;
    Lay that on your heart,
    My young angry dear;
    This truth, this hard and precious stone,
    Lay it on your hot cheek,
    Let it hide your tear.
    Hold it like a crystal
    When you are alone
    And gaze in the depths of the icy stone.
    Long, look long and you will be blessed:
    No one worth possessing
    Can be quite possessed.

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  20. 18. I Saw You Today

    • By Rhonda J.P
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2008

    Thank God for our memories for we are so very blessed.

    Memories Of Past Love

    While walking today as I normally do
    I turned around and your face came into view.

    My heart beating fast just took my breath away
    totally speechless with nothing to say.

    I remembered things that were spoken the day we said goodbye
    and how bad I felt when I saw you cry.

    Just then someone took you by the hand
    it seemed that you were happy and life has treated you grand.

    So with one more glance at your beautiful face
    I knew that someone else had taken my place.

    So memories of you will in my heart forever stay
    and I am so thankful I saw you again today.

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  21. 19. Once

    • By Desiree Sanders
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2011

    This is about being in a relationship where you almost start to lose your own identity, and the sacrifices you have taken and willing to take for your loved one!

    Just Me Feeling The Neglect?

    There once was a time,
    I would never feel last;
    I'm not sure what happened,
    But that feeling has became the past.

    There once was a time,
    Seeing me, brought a smile to your face,
    Still I'm not sure what happened,
    But that smile, has slowly erased!

    There once was a time,
    We would communicate so great,
    And I still cannot figure out,
    And can only hope it isn't too late.

    Maybe its me and the way that I act?
    Maybe its you from the way that I react?
    Maybe its the drugs, starting to take affect?
    Maybe its just me, feeling the neglect?

    I care more about solving the problem,
    And less about "who's fault!"
    Because this is literally driving me crazy,
    And I am ready for the end result.

    With all of that said,
    to break up.. I hope never;
    Michael, I'm truly in love with you,
    And still want us to be forever!

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  22. 20. More Than Enough

    Just tell her she is perfect in the dark
    her light shines
    so the whole world can see her heart
    hold her tight
    so she knows if she ever did fall
    you would be there to catch her
    you will be there through every storm
    love her fiercely
    including all her scars
    and if she is brave enough
    to stand in front of you
    broken and fragile
    make sure she knows
    she is more than enough

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