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The 8 Most Messed-Up Relationships in Literature

Being the love-starved loser that I am, I’ve always been a big fan of fictional relationships. But while some are an ideal to which we can all aspire, others are pretty much the worst thing ever.

I may not know much about dating (I’m only vaguely aware that this is something people do), but I sure know a messed-up relationship when I see one. So today we’ll be talking about the worst fictional couples who ever had the audacity to make out with each other in literature.