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STOP NORMALIZING TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS - [An American Marriage] Rant Review - ivymuse
Toxic relationships lie at the heart of so many thrillers, our pages filled with terrible marriages, gaslighters, stalkers and the obsessed. We seem to enjoy reading about dysfunctional relationships as much as we do great loves, maybe because we are all capable of being the best and worst versions of ourselves in romantic relationships. Reading about these couples is a reminder that the scariest places to be are often not the haunted house or the dark street, but inside our own heads or trapped within a bad relationship.
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To be or not to be is not the question. Louise has nothing. Lavinia has everything. After a chance encounter, the two spiral into an intimate, intense, and possibly toxic friendship. A Talented Mr. Ripley for the digital age, this seductive story takes a classic tale of obsession and makes it irresistibly new.
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But, in all honesty I dysfunctional literary couples more than I probably should. Where does the passion go? Then again, there are some pretty gnarly couples out there, if you really take a look at it. Jay Gatsby and Daisy were absolutely awful for each other, since their relationship was entirely based on basically how many shirts Gatsby had. Lady Brett Ashley and Jake both desperately loved the idea of loving each other, but never got around to it thanks to a nasty war injury thanks, Hemingway! Sure, that angst and longing keeps pages turning, but at the end of the day, these people are just not right for each other. But hey, if the path for true love always ran smoothly, we wouldn't have some of the best books in history.
I have to go, soon. In her memoir, Appleton writes about a relationship that is not emotionally abusive, but rather is just the wrong fit for her. I realized I had also been looking for an excuse or rather, permission to leave. I bought another book, too, because I was embarrassed to be seen buying a book about relationships. Turns out, feeling ashamed is one of the things that happens when you're in an emotionally abusive relationship. It had a response for every doubt I had, and focused not just on unhappy relationships but specifically emotionally abusive ones.